June 24, 2016

Friday Round Up - 24th June, 2016

This week a photographic tribute to those innocents who are caught up in the horror of conflict and have to flee their homes. Plus WARM Festival in Sarajevo and the Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad calls for submissions for this year's festival.

Feature: What War Has Done To Me
(C) Nake Batev EPA Macedonia

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Anastasia Taylor-Lind about her work Welcome to Donetsk for a feature I am working on for New Zealand Pro Photographer magazine.

Anastasia told me that while she was in Kiev, Ukraine she began thinking about how people are portrayed in wartime.

How you lose your identity, are stripped of being who you are - a girlfriend, sister, writer, photographer.

Instead you are labelled a refugee, you become collateral damage, a victim, a product of war.

I found her words really profound and I hope as you look at these photographs you see beyond the label "refugee" to the person and imagine how their lives have been irrevocably changed by conflict, changed by an event in which they had no part, but which has rocked them to their core.

You can also watch this video on Al Jazeera in which "refugees" talk about how they feel about that word and what it means to them. 

It's time the media started using a different language, one that recognises the individual, one that remembers we are talking about human beings, one that shows respect and compassion. 

Let's move the conversation. 

(C) Alkis Konstantinidis Greece

(C) Angelos Tzortzinis AFP Lesbos

(C) Angelos Tzortzinis AFP Lesbos

(C) Borce Popovsk AP Macedonia

(C) DarkoVojinovic AP  

(C) Eddie Mulholland The Telegraph Lesbos

(C) Robert Atanasovski AFP/Getty Macedonia

(C) Santi Palacios AP Lesbos Greece

(C) Stoyan Nenov Reuters Macedonia

(C) Warren Allott The Telegraph Hungary
WARM Festival Sarajevo
26 June - 2 July

Sarajevo, 94 (C) Enrico Dagnino
The city is besieged, water is missing, the electricity and the gas when present are as dangerous as a bomb the home made stoves regularly explode burning big and small. The attempt of the Muslim soldiers to break the siege end in massacres of soldiers on the front line. 

The WARM Foundation presents WARM Festival, a week long event dedicated to war reporting, war art and war memory.

Bringing together journalists, artists, historians, researchers and activists WARM aims to showcase a range of media that includes photojournalism.

This year there are several exhibitions with work from Andrew Quilty, Enrico Dagnino, Dominic Bracco and Yael Martinez. #Dysturb is also involved.

Of particular relevance to photojournalists is the panel discussion about how violent events are portrayed in the media: ‘The Shock of the Image: Does it inform?’ with Enrico Dagnino (Photographer), Bernandino Hernandez (Photographer), Jérôme Huffer (Head of Photo Department, Paris Match), Paul Lowe (Photographer & Course Director, Masters Programme in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography, London College of Communication), Enric Marti (AP Chief Photographer, Latin America & Caribbean), moderated by Maral Deghati (Photo Editor & Curator) 11am Thursday 30th June.

To find our more visit WARM Foundation.

Sarajevo, 94 (C) Enrico Dagnino

(C) Dominic Bracco
Family and friends attend the funerals of three female victims of a massacre that left 13 dead and over a dozen wounded in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Most of the victims were between the ages of 14 and 20 years old and were attending a birthday party. They were herded into a corder of the house and executed by a firing squad. Armed men came looking for one young man, but when the patrons responded that he was not there they opened fire.

(C) Andrew Quilty/Agence Vu
Afghan National Army officers rest on a barren field during a clearing operation in the final days of the government forces’ counter-offensive to re-take Kunduz City from Taliban insurgents. 10 October 2015.  

(C) Yael Martinez

My daughter  after taking a shower in home in Taxco Guerrero.She is 6 years old.In 2013  three of my  brothers in-laws died. After these events I began documenting my family and tried to capture the psychological and emotional breakdown caused by the loss of a family member.

Festival: Call for Submissions
The Indian Photography Festival

The Indian Photography Festival (IPF) - Hyderabad invites photographers to submit their works for the exhibitions as part of the festival in Hyderabad, India from 29th September - 9th October 2016. 

IPF - Hyderabad, is an international photography festival showcasing a wide range of photography across all genres from portrait, landscape and photojournalism to fine-art by emerging and established photographers from India and around the globe. The 2015 edition featured 63 exhibitions by 176 photographers from 14 countries. The festival program includes Exhibitions, Panel Discussions, Artists Talks, Portfolio Reviews, and Photography Workshops & Book Launches. 

To find out more visit the website here.  

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