Most of the time I cover conflicts in different parts of the world.
I cover sport, breaking news and human interest stories
Laura Hospes (1994) has been capturing her own self with the camera since the tender age of 16, out of a need to connect with people. This need has not waned over the years; it has only become more necessary. Hospes’ self portraits are her way of making clear what is inside of her. Her camera consoles and understands her better than anyone else. Photography is her medium to accept and process the many struggles in her life. The resulting images are intense and arresting, as well as being a captivating glimpse inside the world of a young woman dealing with depression and anxiety.
Hospes was named one of the 50 best emerging photographers of 2015 by the international jury for the Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards. Her work has been frequently featured both home and abroad.
Andrea Star Reese is a VISURA photojournalist/documentary photographer based in New York, Seattle, and Jakarta.
Recent work includes:
DISORDER (2011-2016), a five-year documentary reportage on abuse against people with psychosocial disabilities in Indonesia was first exhibited and screened at Visa Pour L’Image Perpignan, and Angkor Photo Festival in 2013. In 2016 Images from the essay were used by Human Rights Watch in the 2016 report LIVING IN HELL and as part of the Break The Chains Campaign against shackling.. Disorder was a 2014 finalist for the Manual Rivera-Ortiz Grant and included in American Photography 28: Best pictures from 2011.
URBAN CAVE (2007-2014), a seven-year documentary reportage on unsheltered men and women living underground in New York City was first exhibited at Visa Pour L’Image 2010 where it was a Visa d’Or, Feature nominee. Most recently photographs from Urban Cave were exhibited at Musee de L’Elysee, Lausanne and are part of the museum’s collection. The project received the 2014 David Pike Award for Excellence in Journalism_Photography, and Best Social Documentary from The 2009 New York Photo Festival. Urban Cave was awarded 2nd place from 2014 Kontinent Awards and in 2011, a second place Fotovisura Award. Urban Cave was a finalist for both the 2013 FotoEvidence book award and 2011 POYI: World Understanding Award among other recognitions. The series was included in several exhibitions for FotoEvidence and ReGeneration 2 and exhibited at Theory of the Clouds Gallery, Kobe, Japan, and the 2013 Athens Photo Festival.
The Urban Cave Photo Book, edited by Alison Morley was published in 2015 by FotoEvidence.
Ms Reese began her career as a filmmaker in 1983 and transitioned to Photojournalism/Documentary Photography in 2007. On staff at the International Center of Photography School, and a tutor at the 2013 Angkor Photo Festival Workshop, Andrea Star Reese is a 2010 fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a reGeneration2 photographer.
Images from Disorder and Urban Cave have received wide International coverage in print, wire, and media publishing.
Published credits include:
Al Jazeera, AJ+, CNN, CNN.com, Sidney Morning Herald, BBC News Alerts, The Guardian, Time.com, Huffington Post, El Dario, Goteborgs Posten, Irish Examiner, El CIUdadano, Feature Shoot, Business Insider, Lightbox.time.com, Vogue.It, Kompas, Jakarta Post, Media Indonesia, Neue Zucher Zeitung, Le Monde, Liberation, New York Times Lens Blog, Alternatives Internationales, Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match, The Fader, Le Loop, NPR, Fiasco
Juvenile In Justice is a project to document the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them.
Girls in Justice, the much-anticipated follow up
to Juvenile in Justice, turns our focus to girls in the system, and not a moment too soon. With a preface by Marian Wright Edelman and essays by Leslie Acoca, Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, and Mariame Kaba, Maisha T. Winn.
Juvenile in Justice the book, with essays by Ira Glass of This American Life and Bart Lubow of Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Purchase Juvenile in Justice (PDF).
The work has been published on CNN, Slate, Wired.com, NPR, PBS Newshour, ProPublica, and Harper’s Magazine, for which it was awarded the 2012 ASME Award for Best News and Documentary Photography. The project has been generously supported by grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Center for Cultural Innovation.
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Two Syrian women embrace after arriving on Kos in an inflatable dinghy on August 30, in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and African nations continue to flood into Europe before heading from Athens, north to the Macedonian border. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Migrants who arrived from Budapest walk on the platform at Vienna’s Westbahnhof railway station on Aug. 31. After arriving at Vienna’s Westbahnhof, many of the migrants then boarded a train to Salzburg, while others climbed on to another one headed for Munich. (Patrick Domingo/AFP/Getty Images) A migrant boy looks through a window onboard a train for Serbia at the new transit center for migrants at the border line between Greece and Macedonia near the town of Gevgelija on Aug. 28. (ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty.Images) Hungarian policemen detain a Syrian migrant family after they entered Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 28. (Bernadett Szabo/Reuters)
Hungarian soldiers put up razor wire on top of a fence on the border with Serbia, in Asotthalom, Hungary, Aug. 31. Refugees surging through the Balkans now are racing against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s right-wing nationalist government, which has ordered army engineers to erect a 13-foot (4-meter) fence along the border. (Darko Bandic/Associated Press)
Syrian refugees and migrants rest along a railway line as they try to cross from Serbia into Hungary near Horgos on Sept. 1. European Union leaders called for action to defend the “dignity” of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc’s eastern borders over the escalating crisis. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images) Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year old Aylan Kurdi, cries as he leaves a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, Sept. 3. The family of Aylan, a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, had been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing the war-torn town of Kobani. His 5-year-old brother Galip and mother Rehan, 35, also died after their boat capsized while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos. His father, Abdullah, was found semi-conscious and taken to hospital near Bodrum. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)
Record number of migrants, most of them refugees fleeing war and crisis in the Mideast and Africa are seeking asylum in Europe. The countries are grappling with what to do with the unprecedented numbers as the crisis escalates and measures are implemented to control the masses. Many have died on their perilous journeys across land and sea.–By Leanne Burden Seidel
A wounded Syrian girl stands in a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of Syria’s capital of Damascus, following shelling and air raids by Syrian government forces on August 22, 2015. At least 20 civilians were killed, and another 200 wounded or trapped in Douma, a monitoring group said, just six days after regime airstrikes killed more than 100 people and sparked international condemnation of one of the bloodiest government attacks in Syria’s war. Abd Doumany / AFP / Getty
A Syrian refugee tends to her daughter while cooking inside her tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, on August 26, 2015. Muhammed Muheisen / AP
Residents, with their belongings, return to their villages on a pickup truck after Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters said that they regained control of the area from ISIS fighters in the southern countryside of Ras al-Ain on May 13, 2015. Rodi Said / Reuters
A boy carries a bag of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, on July 15, 2015. Bassam Khabieh / Reuters
A Turkish soldier offers water to a Syrian refugee child after crossing into Turkey from Syria in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, on June 14, 2015. Lefteris Pitarakis / AP
Syrian children arrive at the Akcakale crossing gate between Turkey and Syria on June 16, 2015. Bulent Kilic / AFP / Getty
A Syrian refugee child drinks tea while standing outside her family’s tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, on August 26, 2015. Muhammed Muheisen / AP
Syrian refugee children laugh as they sit on the side of a road that leads to the Akcakale border gate as they wait to return to their home in the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad on June 18, 2015. Bulent Kilic / AFP / Getty
A young migrant coming from Syria sleeps on a train heading north from Nis, Serbia, to Belgrade on July 18, 2015. Illegal immigrants cross Serbia on their way to other European countries as it has land access to four members of the 28-nation bloc—Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia. Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP / Getty
Syrian refugees ask for water in Akcakale at the Turkish border near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, on June 13, 2015. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an “open-door” policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011. Bulent Kilic / AFP / Getty
A man lifts a young girl clear of the wire as Syrians fleeing the war pass through broken-down border fences to enter Turkish territory illegally, near the Turkish Akcakale border crossing in the southeastern Sanliurfa province, on June 14, 2015. Bulent Kilic / AFP / Getty
A Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighter walks with a girl in Tel Abyad town, Raqqa governorate, June 16, 2015. Rodi Said / Reuters
Girls who survived what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad hold hands in Aleppo’s Bab al-Hadeed district on April 7, 2015. Abdalrhman Ismail / Reuters
Syrian migrants cross under a fence as they enter Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 27, 2015. Hungary made plans to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police, and dogs, and was also considering using the army as record numbers of migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, passed through coils of razor-wire into Europe. Bernadett Szabo / Reuters
A Syrian youth runs past blood stains and debris following airstrikes by government forces on the rebel-held town of Douma on August 20, 2015, Sameer Al-Doumy / AFP / Getty
Children pose on their bicycles in front of a destroyed building in the center of the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, Syria. on June 20, 2015. Kurdish fighters with the YPG took full control of Kobane and strategic city of Tal Abyad, dealing a major blow to the Islamic State group’s ability to wage war in Syria. Mopping up operations were started to make the town safe for the return of residents from Turkey, after more than a year of ISIS militants holding control of the town. Ahmet Sik / Getty
Syrian children walk on rubble after their building partially collapsed following a reported airstrike by government forces on a rebel-held area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 19, 2015
Four and a half years of violent conflict have destroyed entire regions of Syria. Neighborhoods have been smashed by shelling and government barrel bombs, and towns have been seized by rebels and ISIS militants, then retaken by government troops, killing hundreds of thousands and injuring even more. The United Nations now estimates that more than 4 million Syrians have become refugees, forced to flee to neighboring countries or Europe. Caught in the middle of all this horror are the children of Syria, relying on parents who have lost control of their own lives and are now being forced to make difficult choices in desperate circumstances. Though many families remain in Syria’s war zones, thousands of others are taking dangerous measures to escape, evading militias, government forces, border guards, predatory traffickers, and more, as they struggle to reach safety far from home.
Alexandra Boulat was born in Paris, France, May 2nd 1962 and died in Paris on the 5th of October 2007.
She was originally trained in graphic art and art history, at the Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1989 she follows the step of her father Photographer Pierre Boulat, who worked for LIFE magazine for 25 years, and became a photojournalist as well. She was represented by Sipa Press for 10 years until 2000. In 2001 she co-founded VII photo agency. Her news and features stories were published in many international magazines, above all National Geographic Magazine, Time and Paris-Match. She has received many of the most prestigious international photography awards for her work.
Boulat covered news, conflicts and social issues as well as making extensive reportages on countries and people. Among her many varied assignments, she reported on the wars in former Yugoslavia from 1991 until 1999, including Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo; the fall of the Taliban, the Iraqi people living under the embargo in the 90s, and the invasion of Baghdad by the coalition in 2003. During the last few years she was working on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. She also photographed Yasser Arafat’s family life and Yves Saint Laurent’s last show in 2001. Other large assignments include country stories on Indonesia and Albania, and a people story on the Berbers of Morocco. Her latest work was on Muslim Women in the Middle East and Gaza.
Alexandra Boulat was the architect of one of the most deliberate, focused and militant bodies of work on the victims – particularly women – of conflict and injustice of our time.
Personally, I believe that people in the future will look back at this turning point and see it as a revolution experienced by mankind at this end-of-the-century, end-of-the-millennium historical period, this marking point of 2000 years of Christendom. This is a revolution that can be compared to the passage from the Middle Age to the modern age at the end of the fifteenth century. The scale of change is vast: For the first time in history, the majority of the planet’s population is dwelling in cities, and at the same time the concepts of borders and cultural distinctions have started to disappear.
A street child searches for recyclable material in a garbage dump on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Thursday, Nov. 19, a day ahead of Universal Children’s Day. Twenty years after the U.N. adopted a treaty guaranteeing children’s rights, fewer youngsters are dying and more are going to school, but an estimated 1 billion still lack services essential to their survival and development, UNICEF said. AP / Anupam Nath
A street child displays acrobatic skills with the help of an iron ring during a street show in Katmandu, Nepal. AP / Gemunu Amarasinghe
A street child sleeps next to a stray dog, as another looks for fleas in his clothes, in Katmandu, Nepal, AP / Gemunu Amarasinghe
Bangladeshi child laborers work at a balloon workshop in Kamrangir Char, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. AP / Pavel Rahman
School children chant morning prayers in an open-air government-run school in Jammu, India. AP / Channi Anand
Roha, an infant, is left sleeping on the sidewalk of a busy street in Mumbai, India on Wednesday. AP / Rafiq Maqbool
Children wash clothes and bathe at a water pipeline surrounded by sewage in Mumbai, India on Wednesday. AP / Rafiq Maqbool
Dinesh, 8, cuts rose stems outside a flower shop in Gauhati, India on Wednesday . AP / Anupam Nath
Sheela, 6, walks the tightrope during a street performance in Gauhati, India, Wednesday. AP / Anupam Nath
Children play in a rickshaw at a garbage dump in Hyderabad, India on Tuesday. AP / Mahesh Kumar A
Children study in a yard with scrap collected for recycling, in Hyderabad, India. AP / Mahesh Kumar A
Children from impoverished families attend a class at a government-run school in Gauhati, India. AP / Anupam Nath
Children gather to celebrate children’s rights in Harare. AP
Internally displaced women line up to receive therapeutic food for their children at a food distribution centre run by an organization called CAACID, funded by the UN agencies and European Union, in Mogadishu, Somalia. AFP / Getty Images / Mohamed Dahir
The photojournalist Eddie Adams, who covered the Vietnam War for the Associated Press, not only captured the action and chaos but took the time to get up close to the Vietnamese people whenever he could. In 1968, he undertook a project called “Hands of a Nation,” taking intimate photos of the hands of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Their hands were busy doing so many things then: reaching out for medicine, grasping weapons, straining against bindings, soothing, praying, rebuilding. Adams photographed hands young and old, belonging to the healthy and the wounded, the living and the dead
Fifty years ago, in March 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines landed in South Vietnam. They were the first American combat troops on the ground in a conflict that had been building for decades. The communist government of North Vietnam (backed by the Soviet Union and China) was locked in a battle with South Vietnam (supported by the United States) in a Cold War proxy fight. The U.S. had been providing aid and advisors to the South since the 1950s, slowly escalating operations to include bombing runs and ground troops. By 1968, more than 500,000 U.S. troops were in the country, fighting alongside South Vietnamese soldiers as they faced both a conventional army and a guerrilla force in unforgiving terrain. Each side suffered and inflicted huge losses, with the civilian populace suffering horribly. Based on widely varying estimates, between 1.5 and 3.6 million people were killed in the war. This photo essay, part one of a three-part series, looks at the earlier stages of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, as well as the growing protest movement, between the years 1962 and 1967
The Bearable (2007-2010) is Chen’s confessional photo-documentation of her self-harm history spanning half a decade.
Bees (2010-2012) features a collection of people who, faced with chaos, violence, alienation and irredeemable losses in life, feel propelled to leave physical traces and markings on their bodies, in order to testify and preserve a pure and sensitive mind from within. Besides 45 photographs, the project also compromises 40 groups of journals and letters exchanged between Zhe Chen and her subjects in the duration of two years.
The first glance of Zhe Chen‘s work conveys the idea of secrecy and sentiments, under which lies information awaiting exposure and recognition, like an index page pointing towards all the unanswered questions. The viewers will never be in direct communication with the people in the photographs, unfortunately. They can only see the images and read the words. What is the best way to summarize the reason for our existence? After all, we are only human. Zhe Chen feel responsible to be part of this dialogue.