Young boys play together in the village of Taxta Korpu in Aghjabadi, Azerbaijan on May 28, 2013. 13,000 refugees originally from Lachin in Nagorno-Karabakh fled their homes between 1988 and 2012 as a result of the armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. By the time a ceasefire agreement was signed, an estimated 30,000 people had been killed and more than 700,000 internally displaced. 25 years later there are still nearly a million who are refugees or #idp Internally Displaced People #Azerbaijan@viiphoto#WorldRefugeeDay#RefugeeDay#AChildIsAChild#refugee#Azerbaijan#solidarity
Photo by @jessicadimmock from her seminal work on drug addiction. Jess has gone onto become not only a great photographer but also a visionary filmmaker. @viiphoto is in the final hours of our Print Sale and you can buy this image and 17 others by going to the link in my bio.
I can still remember the moment I first saw this magnificent image by @macieknabrdalik of Syrian refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos. I was taken by the dignity and strength of these handsome people who had been through hell to reach this moment. Maciek has the same quiet dignity and power as the people in his image. There are less than 24 hours left in the VII @viiphoto PRINT SALE and this is one of 18 images available. Please go to the link in my bio to buy prints and learn more about our work. #refugees#lesbos#documentaryphotography#photojournalism#blackandwhitephotography
By @johnstanmeyer Just in case you didn't notice, VII is having a print sale and there's only about 30 hours left to buy any one of 18 iconic prints, or get all 18! Here's the link:
A woman walks through ruins in Kabul, November, 2001. A beautiful image made by John Stanmeyer
Photo by @gary_knight_vii who is one of the founders of @viiphoto and an impassioned and articulate voice in the world of photojournalism and media. You can own this image or 17 others that the VII Photo Agency is offering by going to the link in my bio. This sale ends June 7th.
Geisha, Tokyo, Japan, 2002.
Photo by @chiyin_sim and you can own a beautiful, hand stamped and signed print of this lovely image by going to the link in my bio. I can still remember when I first met Chi Yin at an ICP book signing in NYC. She was just transitioning from being a staff reporter on Singapore's Straits Times to a full time freelance photographer. That was not even 10 years ago. Her trajectory has been breathtaking and inspiring to watch. @viiphoto#viiprintsale#china
Tomas Van Houtryve made this memorable image while working on his seminal project about the last communist countries in the world. It was in his book, Behind the Curtains, but you can own it by going to this link and be part of the VII Print Sale going on until June 7th: https://www.viiphotostore.com/collections/print-sale
An all girls group of Young Communist League members walks past a statue of Chairman Mao Zedong in front of the Yan'an Revolutionary Memorial Hall in Yan'an, China on Nov. 7, 2009. Yan'an is promoted as the "Revolutionary Holy Land" and offers a number of museums, monuments and other "Red Tourism" sites supported by the Chinese government.
I made this image on my first trip to the Niger Delta in 2004. It became the cover of my book, Curse of the Black Gold, which is a major body of work that reflects years of coverage and advocacy work to teach the perils of oil on the environment and the indigenous people whose land this precious resource is taken from. This is my offering for the current print sale by the VII Agency and you can use the link in my bio to own it and any of the other 17 iconic images available until June 7th. @viiphoto#workers#oilindustry#africa#nigeria#curseoftheblackgoldbook
Danny Wilcox Frasier is a modern visionary artist of the American landscape. This is one of my favorites of his, for the sly humor and weirdness of this captured moment. You can own it by going to the link in my bio, which is part of the current print sale by VII Agency: https://www.viiphotostore.com/collections/print-sale
A bizarre image by @stefanodeluigi that you can buy using the link in my bio until June 7th during the VII FLASH SALE happening now. "A land where sex is simulated, evoked, glorified, supercharged in the extreme, a land where everything is about the body, in its possible and perverse combinations... This is Pornoland, a strange, parallel world where pornographic films are churned out on a daily basis." By Stefano De Luigi/VII
An enigmatic image by @sarkerprotick that you can buy using the link in my bio for another 6 days during the VII FLASH SALE happening now. "The relationship between man and river; intimate and it's ruthless. In the winter of 2011, I travelled to the villages near Ishurdi district. Drowned and broken houses, floating trees are all that remains. These are traces of life that was once here." By Sarker Protick/VII
Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. In the Ogoniland village of Kpean, an oil well head that had been leaking for weeks turned into a raging inferno. The local youths kept watch, waiting for Shell to come and put the fire out. This #environmental disaster for the local people effects their crops, water and air. Even though Shell has not been allowed to pump oil from its 125 wells in Ogoniland since 1993, they still have wells that are leaking and often unattended or maintained. Earlier this year, a new case on behalf of communities hit by oil spills was brought to the high court in the UK in the hopes that they would set an important precedent on jurisdiction for future cases to be brought against UK-based corporations for their actions abroad. One claim comes from 40,000 people in the Ogale community in Ogoniland. King Okpabi, the leader of this community, said: “Royal Dutch Shell makes billions of dollars of profit each year from Nigerian oil, but our communities which host its infrastructure have been left environmentally devastated.” The court decided the claims should be handled within Nigerian courts. Shell has produced oil in Nigeria for almost 70 years. #everydayclimatechange#ECC#climatechangeisreal#actonclimate#NigerDelta#Nigeria#Africa#Shell
This week I'm taking over the instagram feed of @i_photography_festival based in #telaviv#israel who hosted me last week for a series of workshops, lectures and a new project I hope to unveil in the coming weeks.
Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. A Nembe fishing village in Bayelsa state with a Shell pipeline running through its little harbor on Jan. 26, 2007. The pollution has all but killed fishing in this tiny community. According to a recent NYT article and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, Nigeria faces food insecurity every 3 years. About 45% of Nigeria’s children under 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition. Additionally, Sub-Saharan Africa is currently in the midst of a population boom, necessitating more food growth at a time when climate change is introducing more problems. Nigeria has the highest fertility rate in the entire world, where women bear an average of seven children. #everydayclimatechange#Shell#ECC#actonclimage#climatechangeisreal#pollution#Niger#Africa
#earthday#savetheplanet Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Alaskan mountains stand near #Fairbanks, #Alaska on August 2, 2015. In villages around Alaska, winter is arriving later than usual and rushing into spring. The rising ocean temperatures are decreasing the offshore ice and slush that have acted as a storm buffer for the villages in the past. Last winter had no offshore ice at all. Alaskans are debating relocation and have the big storms to consider. According to Robert E. Jensen, a research hydraulic engineer at the Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center, storms on Alaska’s west coast can carry the force of a Category 1 hurricane, but the diameter can be up to 10x greater, affecting a larger area and lasting longer. #everydayclimatechange#ECC#actonclimate#climatechangeisreal
Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto Men from the town of Ogulagha, in the #nigerdelta#Nigeria fish in the Atlantic Ocean, with a Shell Oil loading platform in the background. In ‘Heat, Hunger and War Force Africans Onto A ‘Road on Fire,’ the NYTimes states that there is a growing competition over water, and research suggests that local droughts in poor countries heighten the risk of civil conflict. With a homegrown insurgency plaguing the Niger Delta for more than the past decade over the distribution of profits and negative environmental impact of oil, as water and other resources are diminished by #climatechange this conflict will only grow. #everydayclimatechange
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