Photo Essay: The Refugee Problem In Azerbaijan, by Ilkin Huseynov

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The Refugee Problem In Azerbaijan I chose the problem of refugees in Azerbaijan as the topic for my project. Despite the fact that it is often discussed, this problem still remains urgent and demands special attention from society. A democratic society highly values human rights, such as the right for inviolability of property, right of property and integrity of personality, which a person with the social status of a “refugee” is either fully or partly deprived of. In the photographs I have depicted one of the regions where refugees live. People in that region have been living under these conditions for …

Bad Dream – Atomic Nightmare, by Shin Yahiro

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I spent a few days there, it was very quiet, fine day, plenty of greens and spring wind blew gently. But there was no one. There used to be a lot of farmers, breeders, dairy farmers. It was such a bad dream in the planed evacuation area from radiation in Fukushima. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant exploded in March. Radiation spread widely, especially in the area carried by the wind. The Japanese government had already designated 20Km in radius from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as an off-limit area. Iitate village, Namie town, katsurao village and other areas were designated as planed evacuation areas too. …

APWS Spotlight: Nishant Ratnakar, Fistful of Dreams

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In this new APWS Spotlight bi-weekly series, Jessica Lim presents work from previous participants of the Angkor Photo Workshops and finds out what they have been up to. Fistful of Dreams Palguni lives with her mother Veena an elder sister Akila on the outskirts of Bangalore city. When anyone sees the two girls with their mother, this question follows them in whispers: “Are they adopted?” Yes, both girls were adopted by Veena. It is the colour of the girls’ skin that makes people ask this question — Veena is fair-skinned, whereas the two girls are dark-skinned. This is an ongoing project to foreground …

Photo Essay: TOP 20 Finalists Slideshow

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IPA Street Photography Contest TOP 20 Finalists Invisible Ph t grapher Asia celebrated their 1st anniversary in April 2011. To mark this anniversary milestone, we are hosted our first Street Photography Contest. These are the TOP 20 Finalist images that were selected by our judges out of a total of 3,400 entries from across Asia. The finalist images come from Indonesia, Japan, India, Singapore, Israel, Taiwan and Thailand. We would like to thank all who participated, and wish the finalists luck in the final round of judging. Click to view individual picture with title & photographer’s credit. All photographs/art are the property …

Photo Essay: The Old City, by George Voulgaropoulos

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The Old City It is claimed that Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, with traces going back as far as around 7,000 years ago. It has seen much of the world history of the past millennia, it has seen Persians, the Greeks and Alexander the Great, Romans, Muslims, Mongols, Ottomans, Mamluks and the French. Inside the souq of Damascus, as soon as you enter into the old town from any of the entrances from the modern city, you dive into a maze of alleys. A labyrinth of small streets with arches, shops, restaurants hidden behind small …

Video: Dark Clouds – The hidden side of China’s miracle economy, by Ian Teh

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  Produced by Panos Pictures, with photographs by Ian Teh, this is a journey into some of China’s most industrialised cities, a journey to the other side of the bright shiny facade that is the economy. It is a glimpse of another life and another world that is rarely seen. China’s economy is exploding and behind the scenes of this economic miracle is the industrial revolution powered by the cheap labour that is helping to build and sustain the economy. Coal for power, coal for steel, coal for cement. Coal and labour are the raw materials, the flip side and …

Photo Essay: Charak, a Hindu Ritual, by Anindya Chakraborty

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Synopsis Charak puja is a traditional Bengali festival celebrated mainly in the rural areas. A festival dedicated strictly to penance, Charak puja stands unique in the scenario of Bengali festivals. The groups of men and women, who take up this Brata or the time bound ritual, have to go through a month long fasting from sunrise to sunset, live strictly on fruits & perform daily worship in order to get the blessings of the lord. On the day of the Charak or the Gajan, as it is also called, bamboo stages are made on bamboo poles, the height ranging from 10 to 15 …

Photo Essay: Stories behind the numbers – Bloody Sunday, by Kürşat Bayhan

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Synopsis October 25th of 2009, there were bomb explosions in Bagdad – one at the Justice Department and the other at the city’s county council. 147 lives were lost and hundreds others were wounded. These were the most bloodiest attacks in Iraq since 2007. Newspapers referred to the explosions as “The Bloody Sunday”. Stories behind the numbers: daily reality for the victims of the Iraq War I met Abu Nasr on a narrow street in the Griad Seria district of central Baghdad. A year before, he had lost his fingers and left eye in a suicide attack targeting the Ministry …