Israel May, 2013.
In collaboration with the Helping Hand Coalition.
In May 2013 I traveled to Israel. While being there I met some really awesome people from Eritrea. All of them left their country due to political and religious persecution. All of them were victims of human trafficking. All them had suffered from torture and violence.
First I didn’t want to put these images on my website, since it’s only a few. I was able to take these portraits very shortly before I left Israel, and unfortunately I got incredibly sick with a food poisoning on that day. So these few images are all I have. I now decided to put them up anyways, even though it’s not finished - but it’s a topic that matters very much to me and that people should know about.
You can read about this here:http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/02/11/egyptsudan-traffickers-who-torture
Photo by Pieter Hugo
I’m truly amazed by these testimonies about reconciliation and forgiveness, these are incredible stories and beautiful photographs.
(Source: The New York Times)
In Memoriam: Anja Niedringhaus
Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on April 4, 2014.
An Afghan police officer opened fire on Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon from the Associated Press in a police headquarters in Khost province, after the women arrived with a convoy of election materials on Friday.
Niedringhaus died almost immediately from wounds to her head, a health official said, and Gannon was taken to hospital with less serious injuries after being shot twice. She later underwent surgery and was described as being in stable condition and talking to medical personnel. Both were veteran correspondents with long experience covering Afghanistan.
Afghanistan, once a relatively safe place to work, has become increasingly deadly for journalists in the run up to the elections. Just last month Swedish-British radio reporter Nils Horner was shot dead in downtown Kabul. Days later Sardar Ahmad of the Agence France Press was gunned down, along with his wife and two children, in an attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul. His youngest son, two-year-old Abuzar, survived several gunshot wounds.
Niedringhaus has long been recognized for her expertise in gaining a subject’s trust and photographing them with a style that is immediately recognizable. Her attention to detail, composition and light come together to not only tell insightful stories but also to create works of art.
She worked for the European Press Photo Agency before joining the AP in 2002, based in Geneva. She had published two books. She was the only woman on a team of 11 AP photographers awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.
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