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Lost on my way to life.

I collect postcards and would love to do a postcard exchange with each and every one of my followers.

Also, I love ducks.

awkwardsituationist:

  • globally, 77,600,000 girls do not attend school
  • there are 33,000,000 fewer girls than boys in primary education
  • girls with secondary education are 6 times less likely to be married as children
  • a girl with 7 years of schooling in the developing world will have 2.2 fewer children
  • a child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
  • two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of illiterate youth, are female
  • literate mothers are twice as likely to immunize their children and send them to school
  • a girl who completes basic education is 3 times less likely to contract HIV
  • a girl earns 20% more as an adult for every additional year of education she receives
  • a nation’s GDP rises an average of 3% when 10% more its girls attend school
  • less than 2% of international development funds are specifically allocated to girls
  • school is not free in over 50 countries

sources from girl rising

photos: (1) malala yousafza before addressing the un; (2) joey l. of a school for the hamar tribe in ethiopia; (3) beawiharta in jakarta of students who risk life crossing a collpased bridge to get to school; (4) muhammed muheisen in pakistan; (5) altaf gadri of an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; (6) paula bronstein of burmese refugees in thailand at a school in their refugee camp; (7) noah seelam in hyderabad, india; (8) per anders pettersson, uganda; (9) lana slezic in afghanistan; (10) roberto schmidt in afghanistan, where acid attacks and poisoning of water by the taliban is on the increase at schools for girls

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doctorswithoutborders:

Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Sudan are continuing to face a full-blown humanitarian crisis, with people dying from a lack of water, adequate medical care, and shelter as they seek refuge in already-overcrowded camps.
Photo: South Sudan 2012 © Sally McMillen/MSF

doctorswithoutborders:

Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Sudan are continuing to face a full-blown humanitarian crisis, with people dying from a lack of water, adequate medical care, and shelter as they seek refuge in already-overcrowded camps.

Photo: South Sudan 2012 © Sally McMillen/MSF

motherjones:

magnumfoundation:

Cedric Gerbehaye
Featured in MotherJones

South Sudan came into being a year ago but remains fragile today: It is rife with violent conflict and corruption, and sorely lacks infrastructure.In 2005, a peace treaty between Sudan’s mostly Muslim North and mostly Christian South put an end to Africa’s longest civil war and set in motion a process for the South to become independent. After almost 99 percent of the population voted for separation in January 2011, the leaders of the main Southern rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, became the de facto leaders of the new nation. Today, the country is among the worst in health and education rankings globally. And President Salva Kiir recently admitted that the country’s leadership stole $4 billion in funds intended for clinics, roads, and schools.


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motherjones:

magnumfoundation:

Cedric Gerbehaye

Featured in MotherJones

South Sudan came into being a year ago but remains fragile today: It is rife with violent conflict and corruption, and sorely lacks infrastructure.

In 2005, a peace treaty between Sudan’s mostly Muslim North and mostly Christian South put an end to Africa’s longest civil war and set in motion a process for the South to become independent. After almost 99 percent of the population voted for separation in January 2011, the leaders of the main Southern rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, became the de facto leaders of the new nation. Today, the country is among the worst in health and education rankings globally. And President Salva Kiir recently admitted that the country’s leadership stole $4 billion in funds intended for clinics, roads, and schools.

Check it out.

#photojournalism   #photography   #south sudan   #sudan   #africa   #nation   #news  
fotojournalismus:

Farmers herd a flock of ducks along a street towards a pond as residents drive next to them in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, China, on June 17, 2012. There were about 5,000 ducks, according to local media reports.
[Credit : China Daily via Reuters]

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fotojournalismus:

Farmers herd a flock of ducks along a street towards a pond as residents drive next to them in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, China, on June 17, 2012. There were about 5,000 ducks, according to local media reports.

[Credit : China Daily via Reuters]

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5000 ducks

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#photojournalism   #china   #ducks   #farming   #animals  
fotojournalismus:

A girl covers her face near the road to Mazatenango, where she fills holes in the road with earth in exchange for money, about 100 miles north of Guatemala City, on June 11, 2012. 
June 12 has been designated World Day Against Child Labour by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO’s most recent global estimate is that 215 million children worldwide are involved in child labour, with more than half this number involved in its worst forms. The worst forms are defined as:
All forms of slavery, or practices similar to slavery, such as the sale and trafficking of children, debt bondage and serfdom, as well as forced labour, including forced or compulsory labour, including forced or compulsory recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
The use, procurement or offering of a child for prostitution, for the production of pornography or for pornographic performances.
The use, procurement or offering of a child for illicit activities, in particular for the production and trafficking of drugs as defined in relevant international treaties.
Work which, by its nature or circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to harm the health, safety or morals of children, such harmful work to be determined by national authorities.
[Credit : Jorge Dan Lopez / Reuters]

fotojournalismus:

A girl covers her face near the road to Mazatenango, where she fills holes in the road with earth in exchange for money, about 100 miles north of Guatemala City, on June 11, 2012. 

June 12 has been designated World Day Against Child Labour by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO’s most recent global estimate is that 215 million children worldwide are involved in child labour, with more than half this number involved in its worst forms. The worst forms are defined as:

  • All forms of slavery, or practices similar to slavery, such as the sale and trafficking of children, debt bondage and serfdom, as well as forced labour, including forced or compulsory labour, including forced or compulsory recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
  • The use, procurement or offering of a child for prostitution, for the production of pornography or for pornographic performances.
  • The use, procurement or offering of a child for illicit activities, in particular for the production and trafficking of drugs as defined in relevant international treaties.
  • Work which, by its nature or circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to harm the health, safety or morals of children, such harmful work to be determined by national authorities.

[Credit : Jorge Dan Lopez / Reuters]

fotojournalismus:

Photographer Stuart Franklin’s Best Shot : 
Tank Man of Tiananmen, Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 4th June 1989.

“It was odd: at the beginning, the Tiananmen Square demonstrations had an upbeat, almost rock festival feel. But then as the army moved in, it turned ugly. So the following morning, I was on the balcony in my hotel room on Chang’an Avenue in Beijing, about 150 metres from Tiananmen Square. I couldn’t leave the hotel, as Chinese security had occupied the lobby. It was a bit frustrating: having grown up with the Magnum ethos that if a picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough, I found myself looking on with quite a long lens.
I remember seeing a row of soldiers and a row of students facing each other at the entrance to the square. Then the tanks rolled forward, and this guy jumped out of the crowd and just did this whole dance in front of them. He jumped on and off the tank, and I was just photographing away.
To be honest, I was thinking that this wasn’t terribly interesting. But this guy from Vanity Fair was saying it was an iconic moment - a moment that history would remember. And I was going, “Really?” I didn’t get it. Photographically, it didn’t seem terribly interesting: the guy was really small. But I do think there is an energy to it - there is smoke coming out of one tank, as if they’re revving up to run him over. I saw two or three people in civilian clothes scoop him up and take him back into the crowd, which swallowed him up. He has not been seen or heard of since.
It was only after speaking to the Magnum office in Paris a couple of days later that I realised how important it was. They were saying: “This is amazing! You’ve got the tank man!” It’s always nice when you’re in the field and the office sound happy, which is rare.
Then Time magazine ran it big, and Life magazine ran it as a double page. It became an Amnesty International poster, up on every student wall. I was proud that it became so important to people. I’m not the only person who photographed the scene, so I wouldn’t say that mine was unique. But I’m not at all bored of talking about it.”

- Stuart Franklin/Magnum, May 2009. (via Guardian)
Stuart Franklin’s film was smuggled out in a packet of tea by a French student and delivered to the Magnum office in Paris.
Also : There was not just one “tank man” photo. Four photographers (Charlie Cole, Arthur Tsang Hin Wah, Jeff Widener, Stuart Franklin) captured the encounter that day from the Beijing Hotel, overlooking Changan Avenue. 

fotojournalismus:

Photographer Stuart Franklin’s Best Shot : 

Tank Man of TiananmenTiananmen Square, Beijing, 4th June 1989.

“It was odd: at the beginning, the Tiananmen Square demonstrations had an upbeat, almost rock festival feel. But then as the army moved in, it turned ugly. So the following morning, I was on the balcony in my hotel room on Chang’an Avenue in Beijing, about 150 metres from Tiananmen Square. I couldn’t leave the hotel, as Chinese security had occupied the lobby. It was a bit frustrating: having grown up with the Magnum ethos that if a picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough, I found myself looking on with quite a long lens.

I remember seeing a row of soldiers and a row of students facing each other at the entrance to the square. Then the tanks rolled forward, and this guy jumped out of the crowd and just did this whole dance in front of them. He jumped on and off the tank, and I was just photographing away.

To be honest, I was thinking that this wasn’t terribly interesting. But this guy from Vanity Fair was saying it was an iconic moment - a moment that history would remember. And I was going, “Really?” I didn’t get it. Photographically, it didn’t seem terribly interesting: the guy was really small. But I do think there is an energy to it - there is smoke coming out of one tank, as if they’re revving up to run him over. I saw two or three people in civilian clothes scoop him up and take him back into the crowd, which swallowed him up. He has not been seen or heard of since.

It was only after speaking to the Magnum office in Paris a couple of days later that I realised how important it was. They were saying: “This is amazing! You’ve got the tank man!” It’s always nice when you’re in the field and the office sound happy, which is rare.

Then Time magazine ran it big, and Life magazine ran it as a double page. It became an Amnesty International poster, up on every student wall. I was proud that it became so important to people. I’m not the only person who photographed the scene, so I wouldn’t say that mine was unique. But I’m not at all bored of talking about it.”

- Stuart Franklin/Magnum, May 2009. (via Guardian)

Stuart Franklin’s film was smuggled out in a packet of tea by a French student and delivered to the Magnum office in Paris.

Also : There was not just one “tank man” photo. Four photographers (Charlie Cole, Arthur Tsang Hin Wah, Jeff Widener, Stuart Franklin) captured the encounter that day from the Beijing Hotel, overlooking Changan Avenue. 

fotojournalismus:

Rwandan refugees in Goma, Zaire, June 28, 1997.
[Credit : Alexandra Boulat]

fotojournalismus:

Rwandan refugees in Goma, Zaire, June 28, 1997.

[Credit : Alexandra Boulat]

#Alexandra Boulat   #photojournalism   #rwanda   #zaire   #DRC   #history   #refugee   #africa   #queue   #war   #civil war  
fotojournalismus:

A goat stood on its hind legs in a barber shop in Ajmer, India, on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
[Credit : Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images]

fotojournalismus:

A goat stood on its hind legs in a barber shop in Ajmer, India, on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

[Credit : Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images]

#goat   #india   #animals   #barber   #barber shop   #travel   #photojournalism   #queue  

cheatsheet:

picturedept:

TOKYO-GA Meets NYPH 2012

TOKYO-GA envisions the future of Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 disasters through a portfolio of 100 Japanese and international photographers working within the landscape of Tokyo. TOKYO-GA Meets NYPH 2012, is an exhibition featuring 26 photographers from the project, and is the first gallery presentation of this portfolio of creative solidarity.

A panel discussion between the founders, curators, and photographers of TOKYO-GA will take place Saturday, May 19, 2-4 p.m.

The show is open throughout NYPH 2012 (May 16-20), and the following three weeks, Wednesday - Friday, ending June 8.

111 Front Street, #216
DUMBO, Brooklyn

That first one

#japan   #tsunami   #earthquake   #photojournalism  
The worst thing is to feel that as a photographer I am benefiting from someone else’s tragedy. This idea haunts me. It’s something I have to reckon with every day because I know that if I ever allowed genuine compassion to be overtaken by personal ambition, I will have sold my soul. The only way I can justify my role is to have respect for the other person’s predicament. The extent to which I do that is the extent to which I become accepted by the other; and to that extent, I can accept myself.
fotojournalismus:

Ghana, 1960.
[Credit : Marc Riboud]

fotojournalismus:

Ghana, 1960.

[Credit : Marc Riboud]

#ghana   #futura   #africa   #photojournalism  

kqedscience:

Gerd Ludwig’s “Long Shadow of Chernobyl” project

Internationally-renowned photojournalist Gerd Ludwig has spent years documenting the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In 1986, errors at the plant in Ukraine led to an explosion that ultimately caused over a quarter of a million people to permanently evacuate their homes to escape the radiation and radioactive fallout. Over the course of several trips to the site and the region for National Geographic Magazine in 1993, 2005, and 2011, Ludwig has amassed a documentary record of a people and a place irreparably altered by a tragic accident. His 2011 trip was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Now Ludwig has released an iPad app with over 150 photographs, video, and interactive panoramas. 

(via crookedindifference)

unicef:

PHOTO OF THE WEEK - February 27, 2012
Ethiopia: Children of the semi-nomadic, agro-pastoralist Karo tribe, in South Omo Zone.
2005©UNICEF/Getachew
To learn more: http://www.unicef.org/photography

unicef:

PHOTO OF THE WEEK - February 27, 2012

Ethiopia: Children of the semi-nomadic, agro-pastoralist Karo tribe, in South Omo Zone.

2005©UNICEF/Getachew

To learn more: http://www.unicef.org/photography

(via fotojournalismus)

#ethiopia   #africa   #travel   #nomad   #photojournalism