Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 31 August 2018

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – part two of the Visa pour l’image feature celebrating the international festival of photojournalism’s 30th edition. Plus Magnet Docklands launches with a fundraiser for the Human Rights Law Centre. Next week, 7 September there won’t be a post as we’re taking a short break!


Visa pour l’image – Part Two


Last week featured work by five women photographers exhibiting in the main programme. This week a showcase of work from five male photographers – Samuel Bollendorf, Kevin Frayer, George Steinmetz, Kahlil Hamra and Gaël Turine.

Bravo to Jean Francois Leroy and his amazing team for putting together what looks like a stellar programme to celebrate 30 years of championing photojournalism. Viva Visa pour l’image!

Samuel Bollendorf – Contamination

In 2015, a tailings dam operated by the mining company Samarco burst, spilling the equivalent of 187 oil tankers of toxic sludge with mercury, lead, manganese, cadmium and arsenic into the Rio Doce, the fifth largest river in Brazil, now commonly called the Dead River. © Samuel Bollendorff for Le Monde
March 11, 2011. The magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami that struck caused three reactors at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to explode. Up to 32 million people in Japan were exposed to radiation, and it is feared that there may be as many as 10,000 cases of cancer related to the disaster. © Samuel Bollendorff for Le Monde

Kevin Frayer – Rohingya A Desperate Journey

Balukhali refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 20, 2017. A desperate Rohingya boy clambering onto the truck of a local NGO distributing urgent food supplies to newly arrived refugees. © Kevin Frayer / Getty Images
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 1, 2017. Rohingya refugees, many of whom had walked for weeks after fleeing their villages, wading across the Naf River which is the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh. 
© Kevin Frayer / Getty Images
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 25, 2017. An exhausted Rohingya family, after fleeing violence in Myanmar, and crossing the Naf River into Bangladesh. © Kevin Frayer / Getty Images

George Steinmetz – Big Food

Jiangsu, China, June 16, 2016. Chicken processing plant. © George Steinmetz / Cosmos
Wisconsin, USA, October 22, 2015. Newborn calves enclosed in pens. © George Steinmetz / Cosmos
Andalusia, Spain, October 20, 2015. A sea of plastic: greenhouses. 
© George Steinmetz / Cosmos

Kahlil Hamra – Why Gaza?

Saed Abu Aser and his bride, Falasteen, walking through smoke from fireworks. Weddings are a welcome celebration in what is often a bleak existence in the Gaza Strip. Gaza City, July 31, 2016.
© Khalil Hamra / The Associated Press
Palestinians salvaging some of their belongings from the rubble after an overnight Israeli airstrike. Gaza City, July 8, 2014. © Khalil Hamra / The Associated Press
A Palestinian hurling stones at Israeli troops during the fourth weekly protest on the Gaza-Israel border. According to medical officials, two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing across the border fence. April 20, 2018. © Khalil Hamra / The Associated Press

Gaël Turine – Rivers Devastated

In Keraniganj, a district with many garment factories, the canal once flowed into the Buriganga River, but is now choked with waste stopping the water from reaching the river. © Gaël Turine / MAPS
Wastewater from the old city is discharged through a sewer in central Dhaka. Chemical waste from a paint factory pours out of the second sewer. In the midst of the stench, a street child is seen sniffing glue. © Gaël Turine / MAPS
In the neighborhood of Abdullahpur on the Tongi Khal River, the huts of 22 families were destroyed by fire. Local women work in the textile industry which causes high levels of pollution. With the population of Dhaka, families live in difficult, overcrowded conditions. © Gaël Turine / MAPS


Launch & Fundraiser:

Magnet Docklands, Wolfgang Sievers and the Human Rights Law Centre

Wolfgang Sievers
Potline – smelting alumina at Comalco, Bell Bay, Tasmania 1968

On Thursday 12 September at 6.30pm Magnet Docklands, the newest space for Magnet Galleries will officially open. Michael and Suzanne Silver, owners of Magnet, will be joined by Julian Burnside QC, a tireless advocate for human rights, who will officiate.

The event will also act as a fundraiser for the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC). A number of original, signed prints by Wolfgang Sievers will be exhibited and available for purchase with all proceeds going to HRLC. Sievers bequeathed these works to Burnside for the express purpose of raising funds for human rights.

Escalator site  Parliament Station Underground Railway,  Melbourne 1977

Magnet Docklands

Level 1 Wharf Street The District, Docklands (Melbourne)



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