last updated: 14:52 UTC / Tuesday 15 April 2014


Spain’s Economic Crisis
by Samuel Aranda

Ukraine Kiev Portrait series of protesters on the streets of Kiev. All pictures are taken with a portable white background and flash. Milana Omelchuk (22 years old) is a student and have been protesting in Kiev since December 13, 2013. "I hope for a Ukran

Ukraine Demands Change
by Espen Rasmussen


Trading to Extinction
by Patrick Brown

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Kacper Kowalski interviewed on

Panos photographer Kacper Kowalski has been interviewed about his unique style of aerial photography which has won him numerous awards and plaudits. To view the full interview, click on the play button below.

Or click HERE to view his portfolio.

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Oleg Klimov film screening at the
Frontline Club


On Monday 14 April Oleg Klimov: Letters to Myself will be screened at the Frontline Club in London followed by a Q&A.

For 12 years, Oleg Klimov documented the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Throughout the 1990s he witnessed almost all the conflicts and ethnic tensions of the region. His photographs appeared on the front pages of many Western newspapers, silent witnesses of conflict in the former Soviet Union.

Personally affected by his experiences as a war photographer and longing for inner peace, Klimov returns to some of the areas he photographed during wartime: Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and Chechnya. Director Masha Novikova follows Klimov on this journey, combining his memories with the stories of the people he photographed at the time.

From 7pm.

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Guy Martin wins CENTER Project Launch grant

Guy Martin has won this year’s Project Launch grant run by CENTER for his work City of Dreams. The grant is presented to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.

Alongside the award of US$5000, Guy will be exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Arts during Review Santa Fe and at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC).

You can see more about the grant HERE

City of Dreams

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Tim Smith at Fuse Art Space, Bradford

7.30pm – 17/04/2014

Recent events in Ukraine have laid bare the tensions existing in eastern Europe for centuries. Photographer Tim Smith travelled throughout Ukraine both before and after its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Showing his images from this pivotal period in Ukrainian history he will talk about how today’s conflicts have evolved, and how seemingly remote events in Ukraine were responsible for large communities of both Ukrainians and Poles settling in Britain during the aftermath of the Second World War.



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Nic Dunlop giving Photography Workshops in Bangkok, Thailand

Panos photographer Nic Dunlop will be giving a photography workshop with assistant tutor Nana Chen in Bangkok from 27 July until 1 August 2014.


The workshop is limited to 15 students and costs US $ 1,495 per person.
Please click HERE to find out more.

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Panos winners at the NPPA Best of Photojournalism awards

Six Panos photographers have won a total of seven awards at this year’s National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards.

Noriko Hayashi won the First Prize in the Contemporary Issues Story section for her story on bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan.


Adam Dean won two awards for his images from the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

An Honourable Mention in the International News category.


and another Honourale Mention in the International News Picture Story category.


Mads Nissen was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Feature category for his work on LGBT people in Russia.


Ami Vitale won an Honourable Mention in the Environmental Picture Story section for her work on poaching in East Africa.


and Kemal Jufri won an Honourable mention in the same category for his work on illegal gold mining in Indonesia.


Ivan Kashinsky was given an Honourable Mention for his series of iPhone images from Quito in the Non-Traditional Photojournalism Publishing category.


Our congratulations to all the winners!

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Adam Dean
Ami Vitale
Mads Nissen
Kemal Jufri
Ivan Kashinsky

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Panos at the Sony World Photography Awards

Five Panos photographers – Karla Gachet, George Georgiou, Zackary Canepari, Espen Rasmussen and Sanjit Das – have been working with Sony as part of the new Global Ambassador Program. Using Sony cameras they have produced five bodies of work in a variety of styles and on a broad range of subjects.

The work will be exhibited as part of the Sony World Photography opening weekend at:

Somerset House
The Strand
London WC2R 1LA

Almeria 598
© George Georgiou / Panos Pictures

Zackary Canepari will also be speaking about Portrait and Street Photography on 1 May 2014 from 3.00 to 4.00pm and again on 3 May 2014 from 3.30 to 4.30pm.

© Zackary Canepari / Panos Pictures

On 1 May from 1.30 to 2.30pm an event introducing Panos Pictures and the Ambassadors Programme with talks and discussions.

© Sanjit Das / Panos Pictures

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Carolyn Drake received Magnum Emergency Fund Grant

Panos photographer Carolyn Drake has been named as one of the ten recipients of the annual Magnum Emergency Fund Grant. The Emergency Fund “enables independent documentary photographers to investigate and document under-reported social justice stories by providing seed support, mentoring, and technical assistance.”

Carolyn submitted a proposal entitled Invisible Bus which looks at a local bus route in Birmingham, Alabama, locally known as the “Maids’ Bus”. It collects a group of senior African American woman from around Birmingham and drops them off at unmarked spots along residential roads in the affluent municipality of Mountain Brook where many of them have been working as maids for decades.

maid's bus

With this project, Carolyn wanted to look at the racial divide that still persists in America’s Deep South. She will be travelling on the bus with Ashley Cleek, a radio journalist in Alabama.

maid's bus

The Magnum Emergency Fund is made possible with the help of the Open Society Foundation’s Documentary Photography Project and the Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation.

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George Georgiou and Vanessa Winship on photographic residency in Cagliari, Italy

Panos photographer George Georgiou and Vanessa Winship have been invited to photograph in Cagliari, Sardinia, as part of their artists residence in the city this year.


They will be photographing the Is Mirrionis and San Michele quarters of Cagliari and their work will be exhibited at the:

Palazzo di Citta
piazza Palazzo 6
09124 Cagliari

where they will also be giving a talk on 29 March 2014 from 6pm.


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Trouble in Taipei by Chris Stowers

In a strange replay of recent events in Ukraine where protesters pilloried the government for deciding against a trade deal with a much larger neighbour, Taiwanese students have stormed and occupied both houses of parliament in Taipei and are calling for the resignation of Ma Ying-jeou, the president.


In Taiwan, however, they are trying to stop the government from signing a free trade deal with mainland China since they see this as putting Taiwan at a disadvantage and fear mainland encroachment on Taiwan’s hard fought for autonomy. China’s ruling communist party considers Taiwan an integral part of the country and assumes reunification of the two entities at some point in the future.


For many younger Taiwanese who have no memory of or connection with their communist neighbour, Taiwan has been an independent country since 1949 and should remain so. After a week of student protests which saw groups of protesters occupy the Legislative Yuan (or parliament) and barricade themselves inside, President Ma, who leads the Kuomintang (KMT) party which has traditionally been more accommodating to mainland concerns and wishes, agreed to meet protesters ‘without setting any preconditions’ on 25 March.


Students and some business people worry that mainland companies will crush smaller Taiwanese business. A more perennial worry amongst many Taiwanese, however, is the communist China’s creeping influence over it’s smaller neighbour. Chris Stowers, resident in Taiwan since the 1990s, has been covering the protests and was lucky to gain access to the parliament building where students camped out in protest.


To see more images, please click HERE.

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Chloe Dewe Mathews named 2014 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Panos photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews has been named the 2014 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography by the selection committee of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in Cambridge, Massachusetts for her work on the Caspian Sea and the surrounding countries.

The fellowship funds an “established practitioner of the photographic arts to create and subsequently publish through the Peabody Museum a major book of photographs on the human condition anywhere in the world” with a stipend of $ 50,000.


For more information on the Fellowship and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology please click HERE.

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Panos Pictures is looking for an Assignments / Social Media editor

Panos Pictures is looking for an assignments editor to oversee  all commissions and assignments.  He/she will be responsible for the day to day selection of photographers for assignments through to the final delivery of photography to the client.  The assignments editor must develop and sustain relationships with Panos photographers, clients and organisations while seeking to expand our client base in the UK and overseas.  

He/she will also oversee the Social Media output of the agency (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, PanosSOCIAL) and have a clear sense  of the impact of the medium tied to the aims and objectives of the agency.  

The assignments editor is a key member of the Panos Pictures’ team, working closely alongside the Editor and Multimedia team and reporting directly to the Director and Profile Director.  

Role & responsibilities

* Liaise between clients and photographers
* Logistical organisation and support for photographers
* Negotiate contracts and fees
* Brief photographers for assignments
* Ensure correct and prompt delivery of photography
* Collect expenses and receipts on behalf of the photographer and agency
* Invoicing for assignments
* Meeting with clients
* Informing clients of photographers’ plans and whereabouts
* Keep abreast of new and emerging talent
* Responsible for social media output – regular updates on Twitter and Facebook, oversee production of SOCIAL page on Panos website
* Emergency response.  Coordinating agency’s response when  photographers find themselves in difficulties.

Skills and experience

* Some previous experience of organising and overseeing assignments
* Knowledge and experience of producing social media
* Good working knowledge of photoshop and other imaging software
* Organisational, communication and negotiation skills
* Ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
* Photo editing skills
* European language preferably French, German, Italian or Spanish
* HTML and WordPress blogs
* Bachelors degree in a relevant subject

Salary based on experience.

Interested applicants should please send a covering letter and CV for the attention of Francesca (

Deadline for applications is 31st March, interviews will be week beginning 14th April.

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Jason Larkin at Flowers Gallery, London

Chris de Bode at Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY

Ahikam Seri at Phot’Aix 2013 in France

Patrick Brown at Perth Centre for Photography, Australia

Adam Patterson in Guardian Weekend magazine

Andrew Testa in Sunday Times Magazine

Justin Jin in Newsweek Japan magazine

Piotr Malecki in Polityka

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