Christian Als

Danish b.1974~Christian became interested in social, political and economic issues in the developing world after travelling extensively for a number of years. Wanting to document his experiences and surroundings, he enrolled at the Danish School of Journalism from where he graduated in 2006. ~~In his intrepid quest to visually explore a wide range of issues and events Christian has travelled to dozens of countries including Gaza, Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, China, Tibet, Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Lebanon, Syria, Latvia and India. ~~

Having completed an internship at the Danish daily newspaper Berlingske during his studies he joined the newspaper as a staff photographer after graduating and has covered many national and international events for the paper, most recently youth in Algeria and the situation in Eastern Libya. ~~Christian has won many awards for his work including two POYi awards and Honorable Mentions at the 2008 and 2009 UNICEF Photo of the Year Awards. His work on Kibera slum in Nairobi was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet in 2011. ~

 

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    ALGERIA

    For the 19 year old Amine Tighri to feel that he is...

    © Christian Als

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    ALGERIA

    Saturday afternoon at the Port of the Algiers suburb...

    © Christian Als

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    ALGERIA

    Families of victims of enforced disappearance in...

    © Christian Als

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    ALGERIA

    A group of youngsters pass time by playing football...

    © Christian Als

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    KENYA

    An aerial view of Kibera, one of the most densely...

    © Christian Als

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    KENYA

    A mother and child walk through Kibera. Over 25...

    © Christian Als

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    KENYA

    Augustin Odongo and Clarissa in bed with two year old...

    © Christian Als

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    KENYA

    A child washes at a public tap. The average person...

    © Christian Als

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    KENYA

    A market in Kibera. Over 25 percent of Nairobi's...

    © Christian Als

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    HAITI

    A young boy escapes the violence that grew amid...

    © Christian Als

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    HAITI

    At the Doctors Without Borders trauma hospital in...

    © Christian Als

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    HAITI

    Armed gangs, escaped prisoners and hungry earthquake...

    © Christian Als

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    HAITI

    Two men carry a dead relative in a coffin along a...

    © Christian Als

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    ISRAEL (PALESTINE)

    Bullet holes litter the walls of what is left of a...

    © Christian Als

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    ISRAEL (PALESTINE)

    Hamas supporters during the first demonstration after...

    © Christian Als

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    ISRAEL (PALESTINE)

    A man searches for the grave of his mother in the...

    © Christian Als

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    ISRAEL (PALESTINE)

    A young girl in the Az Seyafa area north of Beit...

    © Christian Als

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    ISRAEL (PALESTINE)

    The narrow, secret tunnels used for smuggling goods,...

    © Christian Als

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    ISRAEL (PALESTINE)

    A horse lies dead. In every corner of Gaza Zoo and in...

    © Christian Als

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    ISRAEL (PALESTINE)

    Two men pray amidst the rubble of their home. The 22...

    © Christian Als

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    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    A government soldier in the Kibati refugee camp. An...

    © Christian Als

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    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    People crowd around a truck delivering food aid in...

    © Christian Als

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    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    A critically ill woman in Kibati refugee camp. An...

    © Christian Als

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    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    Two boys on watch for rebels at the Mungunga refugee...

    © Christian Als

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    CHINA

    Chickens roam freely in the kitchen of a migrant...

    © Christian Als

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    CHINA

    A young athlete balances upside down on parallel bars...

    © Christian Als

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    CHINA

    An empty shoe factory in the once thriving Longgang...

    © Christian Als

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    CHINA

    A migrant worker reads a magazine on a makeshift bed...

    © Christian Als

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    DENMARK

    A model with a bag over her head at an event during...

    © Christian Als

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    ITALY

    A bomb waiting to be attached to an F-16 fighter jet....

    © Christian Als

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    INDIA

    A young man blows bubbles on Juhu Beach in the...

    © Christian Als

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    INDIA

    People and traffic crowd the busy streets of Mumbai...

    © Christian Als

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    INDIA

    A street child peers into the window of a car. There...

    © Christian Als

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    INDIA

    People go about their business in the traditional...

    © Christian Als

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    LATVIA

    The boys in Cesis Correctional Facility for Juveniles...

    © Christian Als

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    LATVIA

    Every Wednesday the inmates of Cesis Correctional...

    © Christian Als

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