March 11, 2016

Friday Round Up - 11th March, 2016

This week celebrates International Women's Day with a showcase of five female photojournalists - Diana Markosian, Barbara Davidson, Kristin Lau, Annalisa Natali Murri and Daro Sulakauri.

Diana Markosian
Goodbye My Chechnya


Armenian-American photographer Diana Markosian was the 2015 Chris Hondros Emerging Photographer Award winner. Her series Goodbye My Chechnya "chronicles the lives of young Muslim girls who witnessed the horrors of two wars and are now coming of age in a republic that is rapidly redefining itself as a Muslim state". 










© All images Diana Markosian

Barbara Davidson
Caught in the Crossfire


Canadian Barbara Davidson is a two time winner of the Pulitzer prize and an on-staff photojournalist with the LA Times. Her multimedia project on gang violence, Caught in the Crossfire, features stills and video. Davidson spent three years on the project to expose the reach of gang culture in society and to show the knock of effect of acts of violence on the community. 







© All images Barbara Davidson

Kristin Lau
Nepal Solar Solutions

American photographer Kristin Lau's series Nepal Solar Solutions looks at Nepal six months after the catastrophic 2015 earthquake and the SunFarmer solar energy project. SunFarmer, a global non-profit that installs solar energy in developing countries, has built six health posts in Nepal with local healthcare partners.








© All images Kristin Lau

Annalisa Natali Murri
La Nieve y la Flor


In this engaging series Italian-based photographer Annalisa Natali Murri features portraits of Russian women who have migrated to Cuba. This collection also includes personal anecdotes from those pictured. Many of the stories are from women who migrated thirty years ago as part of what Murri calls a "romantic diaspora".








© All images Annalisa Natali Murri

Daro Sulakauri
Deprived of Adolescence


Based in the Republic of Georgia, Daro Sulakauri's ongoing project Deprived of Adolescence documents the culture of early marriage. Georgia has one of the highest rates in Europe of early marriages, which are prevalent among religious and ethnic minorities.








© All images Daro Sulakauri