August 28, 2015

Friday Round Up - 28 August, 2015

This week the 27th edition of Visa Pour l'Image opens in Perpignan, France, Murray Frederick's exhibitions open in Melbourne and Sydney and Ballarat International Foto Biennale hosts In Conversation with Sam Harris and Alison Stieven-Taylor.

Feature Festival:
Visa Pour l'Image

29 August - 13 September

The 27th edition of the world's longest standing, and most respected, photojournalism festival opens in Perpignan France with another impressive program of international exhibitions. Visa attracts professionals from around the world, and last year 2800 descended on the picturesque town of Perpignan near the Spanish border. Visa is not just for professionals and over the festival 187,000 people visited the exhibitions and more than 30,000 attended the evening screenings. This year 30 exhibitions and six screenings will showcase the diversity that is photojournalism in 2015. Here's a preview of some of the amazing work on show plus FotoEvidence Press launches three new books.


Mohamed Abdiwahab 

A mother and child walking past the wreckage of a car bomb that killed one 
person and injured another. Wardhigley District, south of Mogadishu, February 27, 2015.
© Mohamed Abdiwahab / AFP

Syrian Refugees in the Middle East
Lynsey Addario

A Syrian man and his two daughters after entering Jordan at an unofficial border crossing. 
Sharjarh, Jordan, April 10, 2013.
© Lynsey Addario for The New York Times / Getty Images Reportage

The Ebola Epidemic
Daniel Berehulak

Monrovia, Liberia, August 31, 2014.
Esther Doryen (5) being carried to an ambulance prior to being taken to the
Ebola Treatment Center run by Doctors Without Borders. One week later she passed away.
© Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times / Getty Images Reportage

The Unravelling…Central African Republic
Marcus Bleasdale

Muslims waiting for trucks at PK12 after fleeing their homes. Christian anti-balaka 
forces were systematically attacking Muslim communities in the region.
January 23, 2014.
© Marcus Bleasdale / Human Rights Watch / National Geographic Magazine

Juan Manuel Castro Prieto

Nazaria Alpérez & Alejandra Checia. Santo Tomás, Chumbivilcas, Peru, 2009.
© Juan Manuel Castro Prieto / Agence VU’

Living with the Legacy of Hugo Chavez
Alejandro Cegarra

Caracas, Venezuela, November 19, 2013. Women shouting at opposition party 
supporters during a political demonstration outside the Venezuelan Parliament.
© Alejandro Cegarra / Getty Images Reportage

Facing Reality
Manoocher Deghati

Kunduz, Afghanistan, 2002. Two women on a horse-drawn taxi.
© Manoocher Deghati

Winner French of the Ville de Perpignan 
Rémi Ochlik Award 2015
Edouard Elias

Foreign Legion troops recently arrived and awaiting instructions.
Bria, Central African Republic, MISCA base (International Support Mission to the CAR), 
August 23, 2014
© Edouard Elias / Getty Images Reportage

From Kiev to Kobani
Bülent Kiliç

Near the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 2, 2014. 
A Kurdish woman and her daughter wait after crossing from Syria into Turkey, 
with mortar fire on both sides.
© Bülent Kiliç / AFP

Spain's Housing Crisis
Andres Kudacki 
Carmen Martinez Ayuso (85) lost her apartment under foreclosure when her son 
lost his job and she could not pay the mortgage and high interest rates. Activists 
protested and clashed with riot police, but she was still evicted. 
Madrid, Spain, Friday, November 21, 2014.
© Andres Kudacki / AP

Amalio Barrul Gimenez and his family have been evicted. Amalio Barrul 
Gimenez (41), his pregnant wife Isabel Morales Bachiller (35) and their three 
children live on a low income, selling goods on the street and receiving benefits. 
For 18 months they lived in an apartment owned by Bankia Bank; they tried to 
negotiate a low rent, but the bank insisted on them being evicted. Madrid, Spain, 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
© Andres Kudacki / AP

Nuclear Tourism
Gerd Ludwig

On a one-day visit to the Exclusion Zone, tourists have a few minutes for snapshots 
in front of the sarcophagus encasing Reactor 4. “This is as close as you can get, hurry up,”
says the tour guide who asks visitors to stay on the paved paths “as radiation is
substantially higher on the grass." Pripyat, Ukraine, 2013
© Gerd Ludwig / National Geographic Creative / National Geographic Magazine

In the Exclusion Zone, a park commemorating the homes abandoned was opened 
in 2011. The signs are the names of all the villages evacuated. Chernobyl, September 21, 2013.
© Gerd Ludwig / National Geographic Creative / National Geographic Magazine

The Congo River - Exploring a Legend
Pascal Maitre

The Congo River at Maluku where a giant barge transporting timber and passengers 
has just arrived from Kisangani. February, 2013.
© Pascal Maitre / Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine 

A JCM-Services boat (Jesus Christ Marvelous Services). Life on board and on 
the banks of the river downstream from Mbandaka and 100 km before Lissala. 
Villagers come to sell crocodiles (for $25 each) and poultry, and also to buy goods.
© Pascal Maitre / Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine

Assad's Syria
Sergey Ponomarev

Khalidiya district, Homs, Syria, Sunday June 15, 2014
Abu Hisham Abdel Karim and his family load their belongings into a taxi.
Taxis incongruously drive along deserted streets in ruins, bringing families to 
inspect what remains of their homes.
© Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

Homs, Syria, Saturday June 14, 2014. A family walking through the rubble on 
the way to their apartment abandoned two years earlier, to see whether it is habitable. 
© Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times
A Long Walk Home
Eli Reed
Joy Sohn and friend. Harlem, New York, early 2000s.
© Eli Reed / Magnum Photos

2015 Winner of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award supported by ELLE Magazine
Anastasia Rudenko

At the neuropsychiatric boarding center for girls.
Summer of 2012, Elatma, Ryazan region, Russia.
© Anastasia Rudenko

In the village church, a patient who assists the priest every weekend. 
Summer of 2012, Elatma, Ryazan region, Russia.
© Anastasia Rudenko

Book Launches at Visa Pour l'Image:

Now in its fifth year, FotoEvidence Press will release three books at Visa on 3rd September at La Poudriere, rue Francois Rabelais, Perpignan

The Unravelling: Central African Republics
Marcus Bleasdale (Winner 2015 FotoEvidence Book Award)

Marcus Bleasdale (Winner 2015 FotoEvidence Book Award)

Occupied Pleasures
Tanya Habjouqa

Urban Cave
Andrea Star Reese

Exhibitions: Melbourne and Sydney

Murray Fredericks - Origins
New work from one of the world's most innovative photographers is on show at Melbourne's Arc One Gallery. These epic images, in both scale and majesty, are something to behold in real life. Murray's work is truly transformative. If you're in Melbourne put this on your must see list. 


45 Flinders Lane
Until 26 September


Between 2010 and 2013, Murray Fredericks and composer Tom Schutzinger explored the Greenland Icecap. The collaborative video work DYE 2, filmed inside an abandoned Cold War radar station, delivers an immersive and breathtaking video installation that takes the viewer to the edge of the world, space and time. 

Until 18 October
In Conversation with Murray, Tom and Alasdair Foster 5th September.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale
In Conversation 
Sam Harris with Alison Stieven-Taylor

© All photos Sam Harris

Come along to listen to Sam talk about his journey to The Middle of Somewhere, his new body of work and book, in a lively conversation with photography journalist and commentator Alison Stieven-Taylor.

Saturday 29th August 7.30pm 
Mr. Rede 
Geraldine's Room
203 Dana Street

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