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Press Release: Burmese photographers allowed to leave Bangladesh

* After 40 days, Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat were allowed to leave Dhaka on 17 October 2017.

* Worldwide support for their release

The two Burmese photographers who had been held in Bangladesh since September 7th were finally allowed to leave the country on Monday, 17 October. Although the case against them has not yet been officially dropped, in-country sources confirm that this will happen in the next few days.

The pair were detained on September 7th in Cox’s Bazar and released on bail on September 22nd. Since then they had been stuck in Dhaka without official permission to leave the country.

London-based photo agency Panos Pictures and German GEO magazine thank the government of Bangladesh for its generous gesture in allowing Messrs Oo and Lat to leave the country. They also wish to thank their international network of supporters, including many human rights organisations and freedom of expression advocates, who took up the photographers’ cause. Adrian Evans, Director of Panos Pictures, and Christoph Kucklick. Editor-in-chief of GEO Magazine, responded to the event stating that, “it is wonderful to see how quickly a powerful global community comes together to help journalists in need and defend the principles of freedom of the press.”

“It was hard work to get Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat released,” adds Christoph Kucklick. “The admirable effort of many partners in Bangladesh, both inside and outside the government, made this positive outcome possible. I want to thank all friends in Dhaka for their dedication and their selfless support.”

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Tim Dirven’s new photo book Karkas exhibited at Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgium

The work published in Tim Dirven‘s new photo book – Karkas – is being exhibited at:

Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
Tentoonstellingszalen
Minderbroedersgang 5
2800 Mechelen
Belgium

from 20 October 2017 until 7 January 2018.

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For more information on the gallery, please go to www.cultuurcentrummechelen.be

To order a copy of the book, please go to www.lanoo.be/nl/karkas


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#letthemgohome

We urge Bangladesh to drop all charges against Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat.

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. On September 7th they were arrested by local police and detained until 23 September when they were released on bail. They have since been waiting for the charges to be dropped in order to leave the country.

Please use the hashtag #letthemgohome to tell Bangladesh they should drop all charges against the two photojournalists.

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Adam Patterson wins a Silver award at the annual Kinsale Shark Awards

Adam Patterson has won a Silver Award at the annual Kinsale Shark Awards for his work as director of a Dulux Weathershield advert, filmed in Ireland.

To view the advert, click on the image below:

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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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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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