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Photojournalists Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat released from prison

Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat have been released from prison in Bangladesh. The two photographers, detained on September 7th in the town of Cox’s Bazar, are free on bail.

“We are very relieved”, commented GEO’s editor-in-chief Christoph Kucklick and Panos Picture’s director Adrian Evans on the news of the release. “In the past 15 days, many people from around the world have lobbied for the release of Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat. We have to thank everybody who has worked both publicly and behind the scenes to secure the release. Now we need to make sure that the case will be completely dropped.”

The two Burmese photographers Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat arrived on September 6th in the town of Cox’s Bazar, on assignment from GEO magazine to cover the Rohingya refugee crisis. On September 7th they were arrested by local police and have since been kept in prison. A great number of international human rights and journalists’ organizations have expressed solidarity with the detained and have repeatedly called for their release.

for more information:

Lars Lindemann, [email protected]

Adrian Evans, [email protected]


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Mark Henley’s work being projected at NO’ PHOTO in Geneva, Switzerland

Three pieces of work by Panos photographer Mark Henley are being projected during the NO’ PHOTO festival in Geneva on 14 October 2017.

Mark will be showing his award-winning work on the Swiss banking industry and his long-term project on the Conference on Disarmament at Les Cinémas du Grütli and his recent work on asylum seekers in Geneva at the Alhambra in Geneva.

To view the three pieces on the Panos site, please click on the links below:

Bank on Us

Three Minutes to Midnight

Facing Prejudice

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Tim Dirven’s new photo book Karkas published by Lannoo

Tim Dirven‘s new photo book Karkas, which offers a sweeping retrospective of his work and travels over the past 25 years, has been published by Lannoo.

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To buy a copy, please go to Lannoo’s website.


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GEO and Panos request the release of Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat on humanitarian grounds

* Bangladeshi court transfers photographers Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat into police custody

* The two photojournalists to be interrogated

* GEO and Panos request the release of the two detained photographers on humanitarian grounds.

Photographer Minzayar Oo and his assistant Hkun Lat have been detained since September 7th in Bangladesh. Although they were granted access to their lawyer on Tuesday 19th, their situation has since deteriorated following their transfer into police custody.

“We are deeply concerned about this procedural escalation”, declared Christoph Kucklick, editor-in-chief of German GEO magazine and Adrian Evans, director of Panos Pictures, this Tuesday in a joint statement. “We emphatically request the release of Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat on humanitarian grounds.”

The two Burmese photographers arrived on September 6th in the town of Cox’s Bazar on assignment for German GEO magazine. After being detained on September 7th in Cox’s Bazar, they were held in custody and questioned.

“Bangladesh is providing important help to the Rohingya refugees. The country needs and deserves the support of the international community in this situation”, emphasises GEO’s editor-in-chief, Christoph Kucklick. “We nonetheless protest the continuing detention of Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat, both of whom are known around the world for their journalistic integrity.”

For more information:

Lars Lindemann, [email protected]
Adrian Evans, [email protected]


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press release: Photographers Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat still in jail in Bangladesh

Sunday 17 September 2017

* Burmese Photographers Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat are still in jail in Bangladesh

* Lawyer is denied access to the imprisoned

* GEO magazine and Panos Pictures are “very concerned about the handling of this case”

Burmese photojournalist Minzayar Oo and his assistant Hkun Lat are still in jail in Bangladesh, eleven days after being arrested in the town of Cox’s Bazar. The authorities in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar are denying their lawyer access to the two detained photographers.

“We are very concerned that the lawyer is being denied access”, say Christoph Kucklick, editor-in-chief at German GEO magazine and Adrian Evans, director of Panos Pictures. Even more disconcerting is that the authorities are stating that Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat were detained on September, 13th – whereas in reality they have been in police custody since September, 7th. It appears that the authorities are trying to disguise the breach of the fundamental constitutional rights of the two photographers.

Minzayar Oo is a member of the British photo agency Panos Pictures and was assigned by German GEO magazine to cover the Rohingya crisis. He travelled with Hkun Lat to Bangladesh on September, 6th.

GEO magazine and Panos Pictures urge the authorities in Cox’s Bazar and in Dhaka to grant the lawyer access to Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat. “We need to know that they are well treated and physically unharmed.”


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press release: Photographer Minzayar Oo, working on assignment for GEO magazine, detained in Bangladesh

Burmese photojournalist Minzayar Oo and his assistant Hkun Lat are being held by the Bangladeshi authorities since September, 7th. Minzayar Oo is a member of the British photo agency Panos Pictures and was assigned by German GEO magazine to cover the Rohingya crisis in the Bangladeshi town of Cox’s Bazar, where many Rohingyas have arrived to seek protection from the atrocities they have suffered in Myanmar.

Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat were assigned by GEO magazine because of their professionalism and their journalistic integrity. Minzayar Oo is an internationally renowned, award winning photojournalist, whose work is published widely and has been recognised by some of the world’s most important journalism awards.

We, the editorial board of GEO magazine and the staff and photographers at Panos Pictures, are deeply concerned about the continued detention of Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat and the fact that they have been denied bail.

for more information:
Lars Lindemann, [email protected]
Adrian Evans, [email protected]


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Vlad Sokhin wins Visa d’or franceinfo award for Best Digital News Story

Vlad Sokhin has won the Visa d’or franceinfo award for Best Digital News Story with his multimedia project covering the effects of climate change on landscapes and communities across the Pacific region.

Only in its second year, the prize is given with the support of the French public broadcasting companies France Médias Monde, France Télévisions, Radio France and the Institut national d’audiovisuel (INA).

To view the full multimedia project, commissioned by Takie Dela, click on the image below.

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Ivor Prickett interviewed on PBS Charlie Rose programme

Panos photographer Ivor Prickett has been interviewed about his recent work on the retaking of Mosul in Iraq on the Charlie Rose programme distributed by the PBS network.

To view the full interview click on the play button below.

To view more of Ivor’s work on Iraq, click HERE or HERE.


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Panos Pictures at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, France

The annual Visa pour l’Image photo festival will be taking place from 2 until 17 September 2017 in Perpignan, France.

Michael Regnier and Paula James will be at the festival from Wednesday, 6th September until Saturday, 9th September.
To make an appointment to see them, please email either [email protected] or [email protected].

This year, Panos photographer Vlad Sokhin will be showing his long term project on Climate Change – Warm Waters – at:

Couvent des Minimes
12 Rue Louis Bausil
66000 Perpignan

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Christos Pappas (54), member of parliament and vice president of the far-right Golden Dawn party in the press briefing room. Athens, Greece. 2016

and Espen Rasmussen‘s work on right wing extremists across Europe – White Rage – will be projected on the evening of 6 September at:

Campo Santo
6 Rue Amiral Ribeil
66000 Perpignan

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Sergey trying to tow his car out of a flooded area on the sea front. Flooding occurs regularly, sometimes cutting off road access to the settlement. Oktiyabrsky, Kamchatka Krai, Russia. 2016


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Tommy Trenchard wins Gold Prize at the annual Px3 photo awards

Tommy Trenchard has won a Gold Prize for his work on The Battle for Mosul at the annual Px3 Prix de la Photographie awards.

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

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Asmara inscribed in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites

Following two decades of research and the submission of a 1,300 bid document the city of Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, was inscribed in UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites at the organisation’s 41st meeting in Krakow in July 2017. It is Eritrea’s first UNESCO listing and the first modernist city in the world to be inscribed in its entirety. For the small, reclusive nation the decision carries enormous national pride and brings this unique assembly of early 20th century Italian modernist buildings to the attention of a wider audience of intrepid travellers.

First conceived in the 1910s by the Italian administration that was extending its influence in the Horn of Africa at the time, Asmara’s building boom took on a new urgency with Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 and the declaration of the birth of the Italian Empire in 1936. Combining various elements of Italy’s vibrant modernist style, the city became an experimental testing ground for audacious constructions that may have been rejected on Italian home turf.

Panos photographer Stefan Boness has spent the past decade documenting Asmara’s dazzling, if crumbling, modernist colonial architecture and the city’s inhabitants, or Asmarinos, who preserve some of the flare and glamour of a bygone era in a small piece of Italy preserved in the middle of Africa.

To view a full set of images click here or on any of the images below.

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George Georgiou speaking at Photoforum at The Print Space, London

George Georgiou will be speaking to Ben Smith at a special collaboration event between A Small Voice podcast and Photo Forum on the theme of community, presenting work from his book project on Turkey – Fault Lines: Turkey/East/West – and London – Last Stop – and his latest series from the United States – In the Company of Strangers at:

theprintspace
74 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DL

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 from 7.30 until 10.00pm.

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To view a full set of images from In the Company of Strangers, please click here.


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Mark Henley wins Swiss Press Photo portraits prize.

Panos photographers win multiple POYi prizes.

Photo mentorship with Lianne Milton

Tim Smith at Union 105 in Leeds, UK

Björn Steinz at The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic

Hossein Fatemi at Susan Eley Fine Art in New York

Sven Torfinn on NOS.nl

Seamus Murphy in The Irish Times

Stefan Boness in Benetton Clothes for Humans

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