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3/9: Local fisherman, Junior harvests fresh totora reeds in his family’s wachaque at the northern end of the reed beds. Using a specialized curved blade, he quickly and efficiently forms bundles of reeds, which he binds together with single reeds to be transported across the road to his family’s drying area. Totora reeds require 6-12 months to reach maturity, so each family’s wachaques are carefully tended to to assure that some are always ready to harvest while others regenerate.
A master fisherman in his own right, Junior is one of the youngest traditional pescadores in Huanchaco, having learned the skills of the trade from his father.
A retired man is hewing some firewood on the yard of his house in the mainly Hungarian-populated Ukrainian village, Kisszelmenc. His family has already moved to Hungary in the hope of a better life. He doesn’t even have a passport, so the only chance to see his relatives is when they visit him a few times a year.
A little bit of solitude in the mountains #dolomites
The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form a part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east. The northern and southern borders are defined by the Puster Valley and the Sugana Valley.
Lawmakers worked for 14 hours on a markup session on articles of impeachment against @realdonaldtrump yesterday, ending with an unexpected overnight recess that stunned members on both sides of the isle. Early this morning, the markup session was completed, sending the articles to the House of Representatives. #impeachment#photojournalism#politics#trump#government
Over the summer I met Liu Jiangyao, a college student at the University of MN that accused a Chinese tech billionaire of rape. She tells her story of being publicly shamed by the Chinese Internet in today’s @nytimes. Due to the sensitive nature of the story, we were asked not to show her face. Despite all she has struggled through, I was struck by her resilience and presence. Thank you @reneemelides for the assignment.
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Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan is a charity-run a place that offers lodging to those who wish to give up their last breath in the holy city of Varanasi (also known as Banaras or Kashi) to achieve Moksha, a Hindu term for enlightenment or release. There is a saying in Sanskrit, Kashyam Marnata Mukti, which means that one will get Moksha if he dies in Kashi. The city is situated on the banks of river Ganges, one of the holiest sites in Hinduism and Uttar Pradesh for Hindu pilgrims from around the world. Many Hindus approaching the ends of their lives come to the sacred city in the belief that they might achieve Moksha by dying and having their ashes scattered in the Ganges River in Varanasi. To attain this salvation, thousands of people travel to Varanasi to die. The so-called ‘death hotel' has 10 rooms for guests, a temple where they have special prayers three times a day, an office room and small quarters for its priests. Guests who are not medically fit and within days of dying are allowed to take shelter in the house for two weeks with minimal charges. There is a condition to die within two weeks; if the health of the guest improves they are asked to move on. The house offers the service for free to those who cannot afford it. The price of the stay is 20 INR or 0.25 euros per day, a fare which covers electricity and some basic costs. 📷 epa-efe / @divyakant123 #India#tradition#deathhouse#varanasi#hindu#moksha#kashi#photoessay#epaphotos#photojournalism#everydayindia
The best way to learn is by doing! The objective of the two week carpentry workshop that our Veteran Volunteers ran at the Lesala school was to teach beginner to intermediate woodworking skills through constructing tables for the wood-shop in the Skills College!
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DANIEL & JACK “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”
– David Tyson
Cuantas emociones mezcladas! 💕 “El violador eres tú” de @lastesis este Lunes 9 en Conce frente a la catedral. Fue impactante ver a tantas mujeres de todas las edades hacer la performance ✊🏻🔥 que se propague por todas partes este grito! 💃🏻🔥
Photo by @stanleygreene / @noorimages | Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the First Chechen war, where Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya. From this day forward this became one of the bloodiest and violent civil wars in the Post-Soviet era, and is still affecting the region today. Stanley Greene, Yuri Kozyrev and Olga Kravets have continuously documented in extent the aftermath of this war, investigating through thick and thin different aspects of life in the Chechen Republic.
Caption: Russia, Chechnya, April 1995, Survivors of the Samashki massacre, women and children took flight after an infamous massacre. Russian troops are accused of destroying the village by torching houses, pillaging, raping and executing civilians. Of 100 people killed, only four were identified as rebels.
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Photo by @amivitale. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) keeper Dorothy is comforted by her colleague Yusef (right) and Daniel from nearby @sararacamp. Dorothy had forged a particularly deep bond with Shaba. On her departure she said, “Shaba and these elephants have taught us so much about elephants intelligence, but also about how you can be strong and also full of love. The elephants have shown us we as women can be brave and strong and lead a group, just like Shaba.” Thanks to the dedication and love of keepers like Dorothy, Shaba along with Mpala and Pokot are thriving in the wild and have already integrated into a wild herd in the area.
@r.e.s.c.u.e is the first ever community owned elephant sanctuary in all of Africa. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is a story as much about the elephants as it is about all of humanity.
Photo by @amivitale. Elephant keepers from Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in northern Kenya pray for a successful reintegration into the wild after elephants Shaba, Pokot and Mpala leave for their reintroduction at Sera Conservancy. Thanks to the dedicated work of this team, the three elephants have integrated into one of the wild herds in the area and are doing exceptionally well.
@r.e.s.c.u.e is the first ever community owned elephant sanctuary in all of Africa. What’s happening at Reteti is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation not only in the way humans relate to wild animals but also how we relate to one another. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is a story as much about the elephants as it is about all of humanity.
The Romanian Revolution, 30 years ago.
On one of the first days of the Romanian revolution, in Dec. of 1989, I flew from Paris to Varna, Bulgaria with a cargo plane full of food and medicine with Bernard Kouchner who was director of "Medecins Sans Frontiéres". There were many journalists on this plane-as the Bucharest airport was closed-and this was one of the only ways to get into Romania. We loaded up several buses with the cargo, and drove into Romania headed for Bucharest. As we arrived on the outskirts of Bucharest, there was a large crowd of Romanians on the road-and when we stopped and the crowd realized that this was a busload of foreigners-the crowd erupted with chants and signs of victory. I was drawn to the face of the gentleman seen in the middle of this photograph-certainly moved by the complexity of his expression of joy and sorrow.
This photograph was later published and won a World Press Photo competition prize (not the photo of the year-but one of the individual category prizes).
Many months later I returned to Romania to. cover new elections I believe. I had in my bags a print of this photograph-hoping maybe I might find this man. One day, I returned to my hotel room at the Intercontinental Hotel and as I approached my room, I saw a man standing next to my door. I purposely walked by my room so I could get a look at who he was, and to my amazement it was the man seen in this photograph.
I ran to the reception of the hotel to find someone who could translate for me, and the three of us entered my hotel room. I was very excited to have found him-and asked him how in the world he had found me so randomly at this hotel. He pulled out a newspaper clipping from a Romanian newspaper that had published this photograph-with a small article explaining that Peter Turnley had won a World Press Photography prize with this photograph. He explained to me that he went to the US Embassy in Bucharest and had asked if anyone would know how to find me-and someone told him randomly that journalists often stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel. [read on in the first comment]
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Aug 25, 2019. A smoky scene on a Sunday as volleys of tear gas are shot towards the protestors right outside a shopping centre in Tsuen Wan. Riot police kicks away one of the canisters that is returned back to them by protestors.
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I know it’s been a while, sweetheart. We hardly talk, I was doing my thing.
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