Afghanistan’s air force is a rare U.S.-backed success story. It may soon fail.
A soldier surveys the terrain out of the window of a UH-60 Black Hawk during a resupply flight toward an outpost in the Shah Wali Kot district north of Kandahar, Afghanistan. U.S. has built an army in its own image, with Afghan security forces relying on some 18,000 contractors for everything from buying fuel and bullets to doing payroll to the critical tasks of maintaining the 162 aircraft used by the Afghan Air Force and training the pilots who fly them.
Afghanistan’s air force is a rare U.S.-backed success story. It may soon fail.
Khayyam Chowk is an alleyway in Sri Nagar, which is no different from other streets during daytime. But in the evening, as the prayers from the nearby mosques fade away, numerous charcoal ovens are lit up by the vendors and smoke of wazwan kebabs turn this street into a food-lovers' paradise. The atmosphere of the total area becomes aromatic.
Kritsiopi Panayiota, 81 years old, reacts as a wildfire approaches her house in the village of Gouves on Evia island, Greece on August 8, 2021. Following a long heatwave period, the hottest weather Greece has seen for 30 years, thousands of residents were evacuated by boat after wildfires hit Greece’s second largest island.
This girl and her family became homeless after a dispute between the council and the Traveller group causing a 5 year delay to build a state funded home on their halting site. Currently there are over 600 homeless Travellers in Dublin alone.
A village that is a metaphor for the turmoil and adventure of human experience. A community bent by repeated earthquakes. Villagers who got tired of rebuilding and living at 1400mt altitude and abandoned it. Wolves that passed from being persecuted to be protected. A famous American film shot there in the '80s (Ladyhawk), global fame, a second chance for humans who came back and brought there new life.
In the jungles of Nepal live tribes of honey hunters. The honey they seek is produced by the world’s largest honey bee. It is a perilous task. Nests, nearly as large as the men that hunt them, are shingled with thousands of irascible bees high on sheer cliff walls. Honey hunters descend twisting rope ladders into a plume of smoke which sends bees into a black blizzard. Armed only with tool-tipped poles, they joust against the swarm in attempt to sever the honey bearing portion of the nests.
In Winter Park, Florida, the oak tree in this photo with its beautiful hanging moss was cut down later due to its unhealthy condition. One day in the Spring of 2020, I was so lucky to have captured the great egret and the oak tree before it was removed! The oak branches and hanging moss framed the egret while I waited for it to take off. Finally, my patience was rewarded, and I was able to capture an exquisite moment.
Carlo and Achille lived together for eight years, from 2009 to 2017
Achille was the dog of the shop. Carlo was used to come to work with him by bicycle. He was always there in the shop.
Achille dies in a winter evening, just before Christmas. During the night Carlo decides to embalm Achille. «I'm not an emotional person», he says, «but i had a special relationship with Achille. I decided to keep him in the office because it's the place where I can enjoy him the most». To customers he says «yes, he's embalmed. it has been well done».
The Eye, Dubai, Desert
AFTERMATH OF ISRAEL-GAZA 11 DAY WAR
Palestinians hold a vigil in Gaza City on May 25, 2021, to condemn the killing of civilians, including children, in Israeli airstrikes. Before the May 21 cease-fire, the war between Israel and the militant group Hamas reduced homes and buildings in the Gaza Strip to rubble.
Inmates look out of a cell in the Penal Center of Quezaltepeque. El Salvador.
The government introduced a series of ‘extraordinary measures’ in 2016 designed to curb gang violence, such as suspending visits, cutting off telecommunications and ending recess time for prisoners. In such an over-crowded prison there are many human rights concerns, not least of all the living conditions being a breeding ground for contagious diseases.
The soldier moved towards the kid unexpectedly. His hand reached for the kid's face. I could not see the soldier's eyes- as not one inch of his skin was left uncovered by his full armor - but I felt he meant it with melancholic affection, like older people sometimes do to the young, with a mixture of worry about their future and desire to encourage them. In that instant, against the silence of the gutted city, I felt I could almost hear the noise of the herculean effort of growing up.
Northeast Thailand or Isaan region, Surin,
In preparation, fighters oil their bodies and hair and wrap their hands and wrists to minimize injuries. Gauze bandages and tape are used in competition.
In Isaan, kids are enrolled in Muay Thai (the martial art that is the country’s national sport) as early as 5, and can be competing by 6-7 years old. Betting is fierce and the pressure on them is palpable. For poor kids, Muay Thai is a way of helping their families and a chance at a better life.
A riot police officer and a protester catch fire as a petrol bomb explodes in front of them during an arrest. University students protest against the government-promoted plan to create dedicated university police forces to patrol campuses in Thessaloniki, Greece on April 15, 2021.
Life is filled with uncertainty, especially on Pandemic times like this. While many things remain outside our control, difficult circumstances and facing the unknown. My friend is an Ob Gyn Doctor who practicing in a Mother and Child Care Clinics. During The Peak of Corona Outbreak in Indonesia, he must works extra hard 14 to 16 hours almost everyday! Once he told me that sometimes he feel very devastated especially when he must face sad situation where the line between Life and Death is thin.
A Friendship between snail and lizard
Sleeping on boat
Dhaka the capital city of Bangladesh is located on the bank of the famous river Buriganga. In terms of passengers traffic Sadarghat river port of Dhaka is the busiest port in Bangladesh. The port has services to most of the districts of Bangladesh. People from both side of the Buriganga river cross the river using small boats. The boat men of the boats using for transportation usually sleeps at night on the boat. Here in the photograph a boat man is sleeping in the morning on one of the harbored
Annette LeMay Burke
In response to my parents’ deaths, I created the series Memory Building by projecting my family’s photographs onto the surfaces of my childhood home and re-photographing the scene. By fusing the photos from the past onto the present-day walls, I unearthed 60 years of engrained memories and captured my family’s vanishing history that once permeated the house. With so many formative experiences rooted and intertwined within this building, saying goodbye to it was also saying goodbye to my parents.
Yamal Peninsula, Siberia. In a wasteland covered by ice, where temperatures can drop below -40 degrees, lives a nomadic people that breeds reindeer, Nenets. They move during migrations looking for mosses and lichens which reindeer feed on. Nenets move on sledges pulled by reindeer following ancient arctic routes, in this transhumance travel about 1200 kilometers each year, making it one of the longest in the world. Young people, over the years fewer and fewer decide to stay.
Two women in orthodox synagogue, Balti, Moldova
Women are separated from men in orthodox synagogues. I was traveling with a group of dentists from North Carolina who travel to Moldova yearly to practice dentistry on children, including those in Balti. This photo was taken while we were in Balti and it is from my series Humanity In The Modern World, images of people doing humanitarian work in other countries.
I met Señor Jovino on the Camino de Santiago, in Villaluz, a small village in Asturias, North of Spain.
He walked by my side talking non-stop, explaining how beautiful his land is.
He invited me to his house and then to the stable, proudly showing me his cattle and his giant roosters, which he cleaned and brushed for the photo.
It started snowing a lot, and I took my camera and run outside to catch some moments.
And I see this mysterious guy who was watching others buying kebap. The kebap place's name is "Come and Eat" in English.
Fugue State Revisited #24
Fugue State Revisited, is an on-going exploration of the future legacies of photography, with a focus on the life span of digital files. After the loss of a hard drive, I received only half the files back in recovery. The rest of the files were corrupted, each totally unique in how the machine damages and reinterprets the pixels.
I have cyanotyped over the corrupted image, using silhouettes of portraits I have created, as a way to create a physical object that can move into the future.
“Sacred bodies” is a body of work that explores the black body. This body of work, including this image focuses on debunking the controlling images that have been imposed on the identities of black bodies. The black male body conjures many emotions. Reclaiming and redefining all identities associated with its form, is the goal of this series.
On March 11th, 2020 the Italian government prohibited all movements of people within the national territory. I spent 82 days at home on lockdown.
I chose to navigate this uncharted territory exploring the deepest, truthful side of me, the one that just wants to exist. Here is my personal wacky approach to defeat fear and loneliness, a tribute to my strength, my desires, my rebellion. This is my dissonant, visceral attempt to become my own refuge.
Nestled between street borders and mired in permanent social oblivion, the Gangs impose their law on the streets of Central American cities with extreme violence. The new programs such as "Yo Cambio" ( I Change) in the prisons of El Salvador intend to help many young people out of a complex and dangerous environment.
Leal's ongoing series, "Limbo: Apolline Renditions & Dionysian Mementos", embodies a modern renaissance as it voyages between consciousness, with aspects of the metaphysical, philosophical, and cultural in tow. Plucking moments influenced by early lucid dreaming practices, this analog image was captured as a nod to annual roadtrips from the Midwest to South Texas in her youth. She sees herself in that lizard, looking up at the kind of love that felt so grandiose as a child.
Songlines is dedicated to the Etosha Pan in the north of Namibia. A combination of long and tedious planning, intuition and a good portion of luck are some of the factors needed, to be in the right place at the right time for the landscape to share its secret treasures. The result are silent Songlines in form of visual poems - a tribute of this incredible and unique landscape.
Two models stand in front of an Armoured Personnel Carrier at Shield Africa Arms Fair in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Discover The Printed Edition
Ian Berry made his reputation as a photojournalist reporting from South Africa, where he worked for the Sunday Times and Drum magazine. He was the only photographer to document the massacre at Sharpeville. While based in Paris he was invited to join Magnum by Henri Cartier-Bresson. He moved to London to become the first contract photographer for the Observer Magazine. He has covered, conflict in Israel, Ireland, Vietnam, Czechoslovakia and Congo, famine in Ethiopia and apartheid in South Africa. He has also reported on the political and social transformations in China and the former USSR.
Awards include Nikon Photographer of the Year (twice), Picture of the Year award from the National Press Photographers of America, and British Press Magazine Photographer of the Year (twice). Arts Council Award, Art Directors' Club of New York Award.
His books include The English, two books on South Africa, Sold into slavery and Sea. Exhibitions in London, Paris, Hamburg, Brussels, Bradford, Perpignan, Aix en Provence Shanghai, Lowry Gallery, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Edinburgh, SCOP Shanghai, Hastings, Bruges.
Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 4 galleries and maintains 2 satellite gallery spaces and several virtual on-line galleries as well. The museum has been in operation for close to 30 years. Ms. Tognarelli has held positions at the museum since 2002. She is retiring at the end of 2021 to work on her golf swing.
Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 54 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and a candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. Prior to her career as an arts administrator she spent 25 years in the printing industry. She was named one of 12 women in the United States that contributed to moving the industry from an analog workflow to a completely digital process.
She has juried and curated exhibitions internationally, has been a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld. She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Photography Fellowships and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland, a nominator for the Heinz Prize in Pennsylvania, the Robert Gardner Fellowship at Harvard University, St. Botolph Club Foundation, MOPA Triennial, and the Rappaport Prize in Massachusetts. She is a past member of the Xerox Technical Advisory Board, Rotary International, Winchester Multicultural Network and is currently a board member of the Arthur Griffin Foundation.
Manfred Baumann was born in Vienna in 1968. The Leica photographer has since presented his works worldwide in the form of exhibitions, books, and calendars. His photographs are displayed in museums as well as in international galleries. Over the past years, Baumann has taken his place among the most influential photographers of our time. Via social media his range is more than 1 million!
He lives and works in Europe and the USA, and has already photographed such greats as Kirk Douglas, Sandra Bullock, Olivia Newton John, Martin Sheen, Don Johnson, Danny Trejo, William Shatner, Jack Black, Natalie Portman, Tony Curtis, Paul Anka, Lionel Richie, Kathleen Turner, John Malkovich, Bruce Willis, Juliette Lewis, Angelina Jolie, Toni Garrn, Michelle Rodriguez, Leah Remini, Evander Holyfield, as well as many international top models.
For Manfred Baumann, the fascination of photography lies in departing from the familiar and capturing an impression of the moment. He loves to explore the world through the eyes of a photographer.
To make visible that which others have not seen has been the objective of Baumann's exhibitions, such as END OF LINE, in which he documented the final journey of death row inmates in Texas; ALIVE, where he photographed homeless persons on the street for one year; and his current project SPECIAL, which showcases Baumann's portraits of intellectually disabled persons. His ambition is to break with tradition and the conventional perspective.
The viewer of my photographs should discover the soul and history they embody and recognize that photography is the only language that can be understood all over the world. As an ardent animal welfare activist, vegetarian, and goodwill ambassador for Jane Goodall, he also ventured into the world of animal photography for the first time with the project MUSTANGS. The project's works and exhibition were shown in the Natural History Museum Vienna and the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles
He teaches for the Leica Academy worldwide and doing worldwide Lecture & workshops
Manfred Baumann was 2017 Testimonial for Huawei international alongside with Robert Lewandowski. His Book and exhibition VIENNA were shown at the Grand Hotel Vienna.
From February 2019 to May 2019, Baumann exhibited for the first time in Australia (in Melbourne and Sydney). In 2020 two new books will appear, the "Lipizzaner" the white horses and a Best of book with the name "a photographer's life". It is the 15 and 16 illustrated books which have been published worldwide.
Among Manfreds role models are great Master of Photography such as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Helmut Newton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, and Ansel Adams.
Manfred Baumann also photographed the late Tony Curtis. This was the Hollywood star's last official photo shoot and did much to bolster Baumann's considerable fame in the USA.
For more than 25 years, Manfred has been drawn to the most distant places in the world, where his breathtaking landscape photographs are created, and it is only natural that since 2013, he has cooperated with and photographed for National Geographic.
He lives and works in Vienna with his wife and muse Nelly Baumann, although his sojourns to his second home, Los Angeles, have become increasingly frequent and of longer duration. His clientele, however, come from all over the world.
Tom Price is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and writer based in east London, with over a decade of experience working on commercial, editorial and not-for-profit projects for organisations such as the NHS, Airbnb and Save the Children.
His work focuses on telling important stories and highlighting social phenomena - previous short-form projects have ranged from documenting the largest dance festival in the world to critical humanitarian crises, such as food insecurity in South Sudan and typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
His work has been exhibited in Latin America, Europe and the USA; projected onto the side of the Tate Modern in London and presented at the UN headquarters in New York.
Recently, he has exhibited at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021, Berlin Photo Week 2021, and was awarded first place and 'photographer of the year' at All About Photo awards 2021, 1st place International Photo Awards 2021 and longlisted for the BBA Photography Prize, Berlin.
Ann M. Jastrab is the Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California. CPA strives to advance photography through education, exhibition and publication. These regional traditions-including mastery of craft, the concept of mentorship, and dedication to the photographic arts-evolved out of CPA's predecessor, the renowned Friends of Photography established in 1967 by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Cole Weston. While respecting these West Coast traditions, CPA is also at the vanguard of the future of photographic imagery. Before coming onboard at CPA, Ann was the gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco where she incorporated contemporary artists with the living legends of photography.
Ann also worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for 10 years until their closure in 2017. Ann has curated many shows in the Bay Area while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco. She has reviewed portfolios for a multitude of organizations including the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, Fotofest, Photolucida, GuatePhoto, PhotoNola, Review Santa Fe, Medium, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Filter, PhotoAlliance, and Lishui International Photography Festival in China as well as being a juror for Critical Mass. While being a champion of artists, she created a thriving artist-in-residence program at RayKo where recent residents Kathya Landeros, Meghann Riepenhoff, Carlos Javier Ortiz, and McNair Evans all received Guggenheim Fellowships.
Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and teacher as well. She has been leading courses in the San Francisco Bay Area and at the Maine Media Workshops (formerly the Maine Photographic Workshops) in Rockport, Maine since 1995.
Giuseppe Oliverio (Bologna, 1985) is an Italian entrepreneur, founder and director of PhMuseum. The project is well known for promoting contemporary photography and supporting talents. Over the years it became popular for its remote Education program, launched in 2017, and its Grants program, launched in 2012, which awarded photographers such as Laura El-Tantawy, Max Pinckers, Diana Markosian, Jacob Aue Sobol, Sanne De Wilde, and Alejandro Cartagena. In 2020, Giuseppe opened the PhMuseum Lab, a multifunctional space organizing workshops, talks, and exhibitions in Bologna, Italy. In 2021, he further launched PhMuseum Days, an international photography festival.
Giuseppe has been on the jury of many international awards among which Lucie Photo Book Prize, Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward, UPI's The Fence, and Happiness OnTheMove, and regularly participates as speaker and portfolio reviewer at festivals such as Unseen, Photo Vogue Festival, Paraty Em Foco, PhEST and Visa Pour L'Image. He also wrote for TIME magazine and L'Uomo Vogue. Giuseppe holds a degree in Economics at Bocconi University (Milan) and a Master Degree in Quantitative Finance at Cass Business School (London).
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.