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Seeking Shelter
by Ivor Prickett


A Fine Balance
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Occupied Pleasures
by Tanya Habjouqa

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Tanya Habjouqa exhibition and talk at the Half King in NY

Tanya Habjouqa’s award winning work on the Palestinian territories – Occupied Pleasures – is being exhibited at:

The Half King
505 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

from 1 December 2015.

Tanya will also be talking about her work on 1 December from 7.30pm and will present the new book, published by Photo Evidence.

THA-half king copy

For more information, please click HERE.

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End of Year 2015 images by Panos photographers

As every year, Panos photographers have been covering the most important issues and impactful events across the globe. From the crisis in Ukraine and Ebola in West Africa to the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the debt crisis in Greece, we’ve made a selection of some of the best images of 2015 which are grouped together in lightboxes below.

To view the lightboxes, just click on the image. You can make a copy of the lightbox in your account on our site and order the images from there. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about any of these images or are looking for other specific images that may not have been included. You can email or call us on +44 20 33 22 83 82.

World Press Photo of the Year by Mads Nissen

© Mads Nissen / Panos Pictures

War in Eastern Ukraine

© Andrew McConnell / Panos Pictures

Refugee crisis in Europe

© Andrew McConnell / Panos Pictures

Ebola epidemic in West Africa

© Espen Rasmussen / Panos Pictures

The murder of Emmanuel Sithole by James Oatway

© James Oatway / Panos Pictures

California forest fires

© Zackary Canepari / Panos Pictures

Australia’s Manus detention centre in Papua New Guinea

© Vlad Sokhin / Panos Pictures

Aftermath of Fukushima nuclear disaster

© Andrew McConnell / Panos Pictures

Earthquake in Nepal

© Aubrey Wade / Panos Pictures

Unrest in US cities after police killings

© Hossein Fatemi / Panos Pictures

Aftermath of “Charlie Hebdo” killings in Paris

© JB Russell / Panos Pictures

Euro Debt crisis in Greece

© Georgios Makkas / Panos Pictures

Israel – Palestine

© Tanya Habjouqa / Panos Pictures

Climate Change

© Vlad Sokhin / Panos Pictures

Banksy’s “Dismaland” in the UK

© Jenny Matthews / Panos Pictures

Aftermath of 13 November Paris terrorist attacks

© William Daniels / Panos Pictures

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Two Panos photographers’ photo books picked by TIME among Best Photobooks of 2015

Two recent photo books by Panos photographer Stephan Vanfleteren and Tanya Habjouqa have been picked by, amongst others, Magnum’s Martin Parr and Alec Soth, as two of the Best Photobooks of 2015.

Stephan Vanfleteren’s Charleroi – il est clair que le gris est noir was selected by Jean-Francois Leroy, the director of the Visa pour l’Image photo festival. He says that “Charleroi has been covered countless times, by photographers with various levels of talent. Stephan, through his portraits, landscapes and unique atmosphere, manages to make Charleroi endearing. Plus, the printing quality is incredible.”


Click HERE to buy a copy from Uitgeverij Kannibaal.

Tanya Habjouqa’s Occupied Pleasures, which won a World Press Photo award in 2015, was selected by photo editor, photojournalist and multimedia producer Jen Tse who says: “Seven years of photographing daily life in Palestine, showing the resilience of the human spirit under occupation and a more nuanced, even humorous look at the conflict without explicit violence.”


To buy a copy, please click HERE to be redirected to Amazon.

To view all the selected books, please click HERE.

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Mads Nissen reunited with the subjects of his World Press Photo of the Year

In 2014 Mads Nissen photographed Jon and Alex, a young gay couple in St Petersburg, sharing an intimate moment.


In February 2015 the World Press Photo jury decided to award Mads the highest prize of the annual competition by making the image the World Press Photo of the Year.

Recently, Mads travelled back to St Petersburg to meet the two young men who’s private moment has now become an iconic image and has reassured thousands of LGBT people around the world who often face harsh discrimination and violence.

Click on the image below to watch a short video of Mads’ reunion with Jon and Alex.


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Tanya Habjouqa interviewed on the National Geographic website

New Panos photographer Tanya Habjouqa, who lives and works in Israel and the Palestinian territories, was interviewed by National Geographic about her award-winning work Occupied Pleasures which looks at the trials, tribulations and absurdities of life under Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank.

Click on the image below to read the whole interview.


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Martin Roemers wins First Place in LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2015

Panos photographer Martin Roemers has won the First Prize in the Series category of the annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards with his ongoing work on the world’s Megacities Megalopolis.


To see the full series, please click HERE.

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Robin Hammond speaking at London’s Frontline Club

Panos photographer Robin Hammond, who won the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award in 2012, will be speaking about his work and in a panel discussion with Davide Monteleone, Christophe Deloire, Emeric Glayse and Anahita Ghabaian at:

Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
London W2 1QJ

on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 from 7pm.


For more information, please click on the image above or HERE.

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Concern’s Comeback from Crisis exhibition at London’s Battle Bridge Place

Comeback from Crisis, a new outdoor exhibition produced in collaboration between Concern Worldwide and Panos Pictures, opens on 13 October 2015 at Battle Bridge Place, between London’s St Pacras International and King’s Cross Stations.

Four Panos photographers – Sanjit Das, Brian Sokol, Alexia Webster and Andrew McConnell – tell 15 stories from Nepal, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and the Philippines and shows how disasters such as floods, earthquakes, armed conflict or disease impact on the lives of the world’s most vulnerable communities.


Concern Malawi


Exhibition 3

Nepal Earthquake Environmental Portrait Project for Concern Worldwide


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Shiho Fukada’s short film Stray Bullet showing on New York Times’ Op-Docs

Shiho Fukada’s new short film Stray Bullet which tells the story of 11 year old Tayloni Mazyck from Brooklyn, NY, who was paralysed when she got hit by a stray bullet.

To watch the film, please click on the play button below.

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Panos photographer Tim Smith speaking at SOAS London

Panos photographer Tim Smith will be speaking at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on 7 October 2015 from 5 until 7pm.

The Seminar is entitled ‘Making Connections: using the arts and multi-media to explore the stories of diaspora communities in Britain’ and is part of the ‘Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies Seminar Series’.

The seminar will be held in:

Room G52
College Buildings
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

The seminar is free and there is no need to book.

For more information, please click here.

India's Gateway - Irani Cafe in Mumbai.jpg
Staff at the Britannia and Co., an Irani cafe in the genteel Ballard Estate business district of Mumbai, India. © Tim Smith / Panos Pictures

Agricultural workers returning to their homes near Rajkot at dusk. Despite the recent focus on industrialisation, agriculture remains a vital part of the Indian economy and employs roughly half the country’s workforce. Rajkot, India. © Tim Smith / Panos Pictures

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The Face of Poverty, a new book by
Jan Banning

On 25 September 2015, to coincide with the first day of the UN Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals 2015 in Paris, Jan Banning is publishing his new book – The Face of Poverty – looking at 10 years in the life of one African village in Malawi, by some estimates the world’s poorest country.

To order a copy of the book, please go to Jan Banning’s site HERE or to Ipso Facto, the publisher HERE.


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Ivor Prickett shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Panos photographers Ivor Prickett has been shortlisted for the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize with his image of Amira, an Iraqi refugee, and her children, in the Baharka refugee camp near Erbil in Northern Iraq taken in 2014. He is one of four shortlisted photographers for the £ 12,000 prize, granted by the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The prize “is the leading international competition which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.”

To view more of Ivor’s work, please click HERE.



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Lianne Milton wins Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award

Ivor Prickett short-listed for Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Vlad Sokhin speaking at Social Good Summit, Sydney, Australia

Matias Costa at Otros territorios, Panama City, Panama

Patrick Brown at Jam Factory, Bangkok, Thailand

Elena Chernyshova at GETXOPHOTO in Getxo, Spain

Xavier Cervera in L’OBS

Espen Rasmussen in The Guardian

Mads Nissen in GEO France

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