Robin Hammond speaking at TEDx University of Nicosia in Cyprus
Robin Hammond spoke about his award-winning photo project Where Love Is Illegal, which looks at the lives of LGBTI people in nine countries around the world, at the TEDx University of Nicosia on 13 January 2016. To view his talk, please click on the play button below.
Vlad Sokhin wins Best Web Documentary prize at Prix Photo AFD
Vlad Sokhin‘s web documentary Crying Meri which looks at the shocking prevalence of violence against women in Papua New Guinea has won the Best West Documentary prize at this year’s Prix Photo AFD awarded by the Agence Française de Developpement.
To view the full film, please click on the PLAY button below.
Martin Roemers’ Metropolis exhibited at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Martin Roemers‘ multi-award winning long-term project Metropolis, which looks at the world’s “Megacities”, those with populations over 10 million people, is being exhibited at:
1016 EK Amsterdam
from 12 December 2015 until 6 March 2016.
Martin travelled to 22 of the 28 cities currently recognised as “Megacities” between 2007 and 2015 and the resulting body of work has also been published as a photo book by Hatje Cantz (144- pages bound volume, 80 colour photographs, € 65) which can be ordered by emailing Martin to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the full set on the Panos site, please click HERE.
A Journey Inside – a photo project by 8 Iranian photographers
Panos photographer Hossein Fatemi and his assistant Maryam Athari have been working with eight Iranian photographers – four men and four women – over the 14 months to create A Journey Inside. The project seeks to explore contemporary Iran in all its complexity through the eyes of these photographers. Taken from different parts of Iran these photographers will return to Iran to teach others. Their vision of their country should dispel certain stereotypes that have developed about Iran over the course of the past 35 years since the Islamic Revolution.
The project team also includes Ali Kaveh and Alireza Ghoreishi. The photographers are: Bahar Aslani, Negin Kiani, Zahra Ostadzadeh, Mahya Rastegar, Hamid Akhlaghi, Hossein Heidarpour, Ali Tajik and Saeed Zeidi.
The project website can be viewed by clicking HERE or on the image below.
To view a short video about the making of A Journey Inside please click on the play button below.
Various Panos photographers at Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops
Various Panos photographers – Vlad Sokhin, Fernando Moleres, Noriko Hayashi and Ian Teh – will be taking part at this year’s annual Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops in Siem Reap in Cambodia from 5 to 12 December 2015.
Vlad Sokhin will have an outdoor exhibition with a part of his long term project on climate change entitled Warm Waters, here focusing on the island nation of Kiribati.
Fernando Moleres’ award winning work on juveniles in prison in West Africa will be screened on one of the projection nights.
and Noriko Hayashi’s work on funeral rights in Japan – Stairway to Heaven – will also be screened on one of the projections nights.
And Ian Teh will be holding one of the workshops.
For more information about the festival, please click HERE.
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 Paula@panos.co.uk or call us on +44 20 33 22 83 82.
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.
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.
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.