“We are from Gedo [region, not far from Ethiopia], and for the last ten years we have had to flee to Ethiopia regularly because of war or draught,” said Zaynab when asked how she came to the Dolo Health Center. “I think this is the fourth or fifth time that we are back in Ethiopia.”
—Zaynab and her three-year-old son Ibrahim have been in the intensive therapeutic feeding center (ITFC) of Dolo Health Center for 17 days because Ibrahim was severely malnourished.
Photo:Ethiopia 2011 © Michael Tsegaye (Zaynab brought her son Ibrahim to the Hiloweyn ITFC to get treatment for his severe malnourishment.)
Posts tagged war.
A man walks in a neighborhood destroyed during recent fighting between government forces and Shi’ite rebels in the northwestern Yemeni city of Saada February 5, 2012. Saada has been the scene of several waves of battles between the national army and Shi’ite rebels in recent years.
[Credit : Khaled Abdullah/Reuters]
The Cost Of The Iraq War- Here’s what you can buy with $2 TRILLION.
Cam Lo, Quang Tri Province. Phan Thi Hoi bathes her 14-year-old son, Bui Quang Ky. She was exposed to Agent Orange when she was in the North Vietnamese Army during the war. Vietnam, 2004.
[Credit : James Nachtwey]
In the 1960s, the United States blanketed the Mekong River delta with Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant more devastating than napalm. Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, the chemical is still poisoning the water and coursing through the blood of a third generation. From Ho Chi Minh City to the town of Ben Tre—and from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Hackettstown, New Jersey—the photographer James Nachtwey went in search of the ecocide’s cruelest legacy, horribly deformed children in both Vietnam and America. Nachtwey, arguably the most celebrated war photographer of his generation, sees the former conflict in Southeast Asia as a touchstone for his work. “My decision to become a photographer,” he says, “was inspired by photographs from the Vietnam War.” This expanded photo essay from the land of Agent Orange makes clear, according to Nachtwey, that “the effects of war no longer end when the shooting stops.” [Photo Essay in Vanity Fair]
(via Vanity Fair)
A young girl warily eyes a guerrilla fighter in the Lubero district, where a rebel group meets with U.N. personnel, Congo, 2008.
[Credit : James Nachtwey]
This day in history:
Nguyen Van Lem, a member of the Vietcong, is executed in the streets of Saigon by South Vietnamese Police Chief General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, two days into the Tet Offensive.
The execution is caught on film by photojournalist Eddie Adams and becomes one of the most controversial and memorable moments of the Vietnam War.
February 1, 1968 - 44 years ago today.
Exodus From Libya
Photojournalist Chris de Bode has photographed an exodus, a line of people on the move from a place in which they could no longer stay to a destination unknown or even nonexistent. To cover the spectacle of the mass departure of Bangladeshi migrant workers from Libya, he took nearly 500 photos in a single day and found an artistic strategy that utilized the repetition and relentlessness that characterized his imagery of the human train.
(via Foam Magazine)
The Video of Libyan Exodus
Over the past five years or so, more and more still photographers are expanding their repertoires to include motion based work. This video, co-produced by Panos Picture Agency and photographer Chris de Bode is an example of a photographer making use of still images within the video format.
Chris de Bode:
“I went on assignment for the Dutch Refugee Foundation, to the Libyan border in Tunisia and witnessed on the 4th of March an exodus of people fleeing the war in Libya. There were a lot of photographers working there. I wondered what I could add to all the pics made that day. I decided to stand still like a tripod shooting all people passing by and recorded the sound of the rolling wheels from suitcases, passing cars and footsteps. That same night I made a collage of 81 pictures which was published in various newspapers. I could do a small movie later. Later I realized that the whole event could be used as a metaphor for all people in the world fleeing violence, disaster etc….”
(via The Wall Street Journal)
Yes, our work is done here.
Nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein and with the U.S. military officially ending its war in Iraq, we take a look back at how Reuters photographers covered the conflict and captured defining images of the war. The mission cost nearly 4,500 American and well more than 100,000 Iraqi lives. The question of whether it was worth it all is yet unanswered.
(Previously on Fotojournalismus: Getty Images’ Most Memorable Photos From The Iraq War)
#1 : Alicia Casilio, dressed as an Iraqi civilian, stands silently at an anti-Iraq war protest in Boston, Massachusetts January 11, 2007. The numbers on Casilio’s face represent the estimated number of Iraqi civilians killed in the war. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
#2 : An aerial view of the village of Kahtaniya, one of two villages struck by garbage trucks packed with explosives, west of Mosul, northwest of Baghdad August 16, 2007. Angry members of a minority sect said they feared annihilation and pleaded for help, after suicide attackers killed scores in possibly the worst such bomb attack of the Iraq conflict. (Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters)
#3 : An Iraqi baby lies in a cradle while a woman argues with U.S. soldiers of 1/8 Bravo Company searching for weapons, explosives and information about militants in the area during a foot patrol in a neighborhood of Mosul June 26, 2008. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
#4 : A resident gestures as he talks to a U.S. soldier from 2nd Brigade combat team, 82nd Airborne on patrol in Baghdad’s Adhamiya district January 5, 2008. (Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud/Reuters)
#5 : An Iraqi man sits against a mural based on the scandal of prisoners abuse in the prison of Abu Ghraib in the Shi’ites suburb of Sadr city in Baghdad May 27, 2004. (Ali Jasim/Reuters)
#6 : An Iraqi girl holds her hands up while U.S. and Iraqi soldiers search her family house in Baquba early June 30, 2007. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)
#7 : An Iraqi man suspected of having explosives in his car is held after being arrested by the U.S army near Baquba, Iraq, October 15, 2005. (Jorge Silva/Reuters)
As last U.S. troops exit Iraq, they leave a troubled land behind: With little understanding of each other, Iraq and the U.S. collided in a long, brutal war that exacted a terrible price from both. They separate with very different understandings of what happened.
Photo credits: Times staff and wire photos