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Four Panos photographers being projected at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, France

Four Panos photographers – Stephan Vanfleteren, Fernando Moleres, Robin Hammond and Elena Chernyshova – will be projected during the evening projections this year’s Visa pour l’Image photography festival in Perpignan, France from 31 August until 5 August 2015.

Monday, 31st August
Elena Chernyshova – Deer Hunters


Tuesday, 1st September
Fernando Moleres – Web Junkies in China


Wednesday, 2nd September
Robin Hammond – My Lagos portraits


Thursday, 4th September
Stephan Vanfleteren – Charleroi


For more information about the festival, please click HERE.

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Adam Patterson filming in Africa, Philippines and USA for Live Earth September concert

Panos photographer and videographer Adam Patterson is currently travelling across Africa, the Philippines and the USA for three weeks, filming interviews with people speaking about how climate change is affecting their lives for Live Earth .


Live Earth, an initiative by former US vice president Al Gore and Producer Kevin Wall, have invited Singer and fashion designer Pharrell Williams to be the creative director of a series of concerts to coincide with a major climate conference in Paris in Sept 2015.

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Panos’ Anna Stevens speaking at Fabrica conference in Italy

Panos’ multimedia producer Anna Stevens will be taking part in a panel discussion entitled Photography in Contemporary Media among Information, Art and Reportage organised by communications research centre Fabrica in Catena di Villorba (TV), Italy.

The discussion will take place at:

Via Postioma 54/F
31020 Catena di Villorba (TV)

on Saturday, 25 July 2015 from 10.00 until 13.30.

For more information click HERE or email


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From Sabang to Merauke, a journey across Indonesia by Chris Stowers

Indonesia – land of superlatives: the world’s largest archipelago (more than 17,000 islands spanning 4 time zones); 4th largest population – and most populous Muslim country – in the world; a land where over 300 languages are spoken and citizens range from animist mud-hut dwellers clad in penis gourds to urban sophisticates stuck in traffic jams of SUVs, shadowed by towering modernist skyscrapers.

And yet very little is known about the place beyond stereotypical images of Balinese dancers and idyllic palm-fringed beaches.

Since January 2013, Chris Stowers has been crossing the nation, from the tiny speck of Sabang, off the northwestern coast of Sumatra – Kilometer Zero in the Indonesian road system – towards the easternmost town of Merauke, at the tip of West Papua, 5,248km away. The project is on-going and nearing conclusion: a selection of some of the thousands of images gathered can be viewed on the progress blog:

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Aceh Province, North Sumatra, Indonesia. © Chris Stowers/Panos Pictures

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Aceh Province, North Sumatra, Indonesia. © Chris Stowers/Panos Pictures

Ruten, Flores, Indonesia. © Chris Stowers/Panos Pictures

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Ambon, Indonesia. © Chris Stowers/Panos Pictures

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Ambon, Indonesia. © Chris Stowers/Panos Pictures

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Masohi, Maluku, Indonesia. © Chris Stowers/Panos Pictures

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Jakarta, Indonesia. © Chris Stowers/Panos Pictures

Waikabubak, Sumba, Indonesia. © Chris Stowers/Panos Pictures

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Robin Hammond on cover of TIME Magazine and on TIME Lightbox



To view the whole series please click HERE.

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Ian Teh and Carolyn Drake projected at
M Shed in Bristol, UK

Panos photographers Ian Teh and Carolyn Drake will have their work projected at Bristol’s:

M Shed
Prices Wharf
Wapping Road
Bristol BS1 4RN

on 23 May 2015 from 7pm onwards.

The screening is curated by IC-Visual Lab and is part of the Photo Shed event.

Dark Clouds-Life in China's industrial coal cities

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Trading to Extinction book launch and exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand

Patrick Brown’s award-winning work on the illegal trade in endangered species is now available as a book by Dewi Lewis Publishing and is available to buy from the publisher’s website (click HERE) or from Amazon (click HERE).

Patrick will officially launch the book at:

Soy Sauce Factory
Soi 24 Charoenkrung road,
Bangkok 10500

on 29 May 2015 at 7.00pm.
Some of the images will also be exhibited here.

To view the full set of images on the Panos website, please click HERE.


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Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky win POY LatAm awards

Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky have won three Pictures of the Year Latin America (POY LatAm) for recent work across the subcontinent.

Karla Gachet won the First Prize in the El mundo de la comida (‘The world of food’) category.

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Ivan Kashinsky won a Second Prize in the Fiestas, Tradiciones y Religion
(‘Festivals, traditions and religion) category.

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and a Third Prize in the Cuéntanos una historia con tu teléfono móvil (‘stories photographed on mobile phones’)

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George Georgiou speaking at DOK Festivalen in Fredrikstad, Norway

George Georgiou and Vanessa Winship will be speaking at this year’s DOK 15 Festivalen in Fredrikstad, Norway, from 4 to 7 June 2015.

For more information please click HERE or on the image below.


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George Georgiou workshop Urban Geographies in Milan, Italy

Panos photographer George Georgiou will be giving a three day workshop called Urban Geographies from 30 May until 2 June 2015 at:

Via Avancinio Avancini, 8
20142 Milano

To register for the workhop, email The workshop costs € 350 pp.


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Kieran Dodds’ project proposal accepted by Photoreporter Festival in St Brieuc, France

Kieran Dodds’ latest project – Europe’s Seabird Cities at Risk – has won funding from the 4th Edition of the Photoreporter Festival in St Brieuc, France, which will take place from 3 October until 1 November 2015. Kieran will be shooting this story in the summer in the Shetland Islands.

For more information, click HERE or on the image below.


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Panos Pictures at World Press Photo Award Days 2015

We were excited and proud to attend the World Press Photo Award Days in Amsterdam this past weekend – 24 to 26 April – and meet our winning photographers there.

Mads Nissen was awarded the main prize – the World Press Photo of the Year – for an image of Jon and Alex, two young gay men in St Petersburg, Russia, sharing an intimate moment. The same image was also awarded a First Prize Single in the Contemporary Issues category.

Jon and Alex in an intimate moment.

Kacper Kowalski won a Second Prize in a new category this year at World Press Photo – Long Term Projects – with his ongoing work on aerial images of his native Poland showing the effects of human activity on nature.


Shiho Fukada won the Third Prize in the Long Feature category with her film about Japan’s ‘Disposable Workers’.

while Carlos Spottorno won a Third Prize in the Short Feature category for his film called ‘At the Gates of Europe’ about illegal immigrants coming to Europe.

Click on the Play Buttons to view the videos.

Mads gave a wonderful speech on the evening of the Awards Ceremony which you can read HERE or by clicking the image below.


And a few impressions from the rest of the Awards Ceremony.


Congratulations once again to all our photographers who won prizes at this year’s contest!!

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Frederic Courbet in Tasmania, Australia

Alfredo Caliz in Ireland

Vlad Sokhin in Mongolia

Aubrey Wade in Berlin

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Anna Stevens speaking at Fabrica in Italy

Robin Hammond launches ‘Where Love is Illegal’

Adam Patterson filming for Live Earth

Five Panos photographers at DCOfield in Barcelona, Spain

Stephan Vanfleteren at Le Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium

George Georgiou at Photo Med in Sanary-sur-Mer, France

Noriko Hayashi on cover of Spiegel Magazin

Justin Jin in TIME Magazine

Piotr Malecki in Pelerin Magazine

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