Lesvos: the human wave
A female refugee is attended to by aid worker Marjolein Meir of the Dutch organization Stichting Bootvluchteling, moments after a rubber raft carrying 40 to 50 migrants reached the shore of Lesvos island near the town of Skala Skimineas.
European Refugee Crisis: Lesbos, Greece
Nov, 2015 A young mother from Syria holds her child after disembarking on the shore of Lesbos. The baby is swaddled in a thermal blanket that was given out by aid workers. Thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries are moving through Turkey to Europe, landing in small boats on the Greek Island of Lesbos one of the closest to Turkey.
European Refugee Crisis: Lesbos, Greece
Nov, 2015 hundreds of migrants and refugees wait to be admitted to the Moria transit camp, where they would be registered and receive some new documentation and tickets for onward travel.Thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries are moving through Turkey to Europe, landing in small boats on the Greek Island of Lesbos one of the closest to Turkey.
Afghan IDPs bring water to their tent-camp on the outskirts of H
IDPs fetch water to bring to their camp which has no services in Karizak, (near Herat), Afghanistan 13.04.2015These IDPs photographed are from several different ethnic groups that have moved over the last two years to the outskirts of Heart to an area called Karizak. Some of them are fleeing instability or conflict, but many of them are also economic migrants.
Afghanistan: Polio Vaccination Outreach Program
Participants at a vaccination program in Torkum, Afghanistan, 2015 A child receives his polio vaccine while on the bus that is at the Torkham Afghan/Pakistan border crossing East of Jalalabad. This vaccinationoutreach program for polio is part of the nation-wide eradication program.
Children's fairground in Kabul
Kabul. 15.04.2015 Children ride on a merry-go-round in a simple fair ground in a predominantly Hazara neighbourhood of Kabul, next to an important religious shrine.
McGill University Chemistry Department
The McGill Chemistry department has recently refurbished most of the labs in the Otto Maas building. The labs have just opened for this fall term of first-year chemistry students.
Montreal, Circus Capital of the World
The Rasposo Circus is a small family-based circus from France. They travel with their own tents and props across Europe creating surreal but intimate shows that reflect on the history of the circus. Here they put on their show as part of the "Montreal Completement Cirque" festival.
Montreal, Circus Capital of the World
July, 10, 2011 A child performer of the Innocenti family, a newly emigrated family circus from France, with one of the troupe’s equine members. STORY HEADER: In the last decade Montreal, Canada, has established itself as one of the circus capitals of the world. Best known for the “Cirque du Soleil”, it is home to myriad smaller troupes and individual circus artists. These photographs were taken of local and international talent during the festival of circus arts called “Montreal Completement Cirque”. The festival was in its second year.
Montreal, Circus Capital of the World
An acrobat of the Montreal-based troupe "Les Sept Doigts de la Main" at the TOHU performance space. This permanent circus theatre is part of the Cité du Cirque Complexe in the North of Montreal.
Montreal, Circus Capital of the World
July, 23, 2011 Australian contortionist and straps student Bridie Hooper stretches before a performance in the Quartier Latin during the "Montreal Cmpletement Cirque" festival. STORY HEADER: In the last decade Montreal, Canada, has established itself as one of the circus capitals of the world. Best known for the “Cirque du Soleil”, it is home to myriad smaller troupes and individual circus artists. These photographs were taken of local and international talent during the festival of circus arts called “Montreal Completement Cirque”. The festival was in its second year.
ARCADE FIRE HOUSE GIG
Just before the release of their Grammy-winning album "the Suburbs", Arcade Fire played an invite-only secret show in a semi-abandoned building in Montreal. They rocked the dilapidated house.
Sleazy Strip Club that just won't shut down
Johnny S., owner of the Cafe Cleopatra Strip Club, in Montreal, Canada, in the strippers dressing room. The decades-old strip club is in a part of the city that has been designated as the "Quartier des Arts", with several top flight theatres and museums. The city has tried unsuccesfully to move or close Club Cleopatra, deemed inappropriate for the area.
Martin Picard Sugar Shack
Celebrity chef Martin Picard and his team at the Sugar Shack Pied de Cochon restaurant, feb 2012
DJ Clarian North
Musician and DJ Clarian North photographed or M magazine at the Caigibi Cafe in Montreal.
Artist Jon Rafman
ARTIST JON RAFMANI photographed artist Jon Rafman for Canadian Art, fall issue 2015 . One of the many fascinating things he does is comb google street view for surreal/poetic moments. He also creates beautiful still-life photographs of stuff. Anyway this photo obviously gets its cue fro Google. The shot wasn't coming together. It was raining, there was no one around etc. Then as I was beginning to sweat, the skies opened, friends of Rafman walked by, dude rolled up with his propane tank and gave it a look of truth.
Artist Maskull Lasserre
Artist Maskull Lasserre photographed for Canadian Art Magazine in his studio in Montreal.
Dean of the Religious Studies Department of Concordia University
A portrait of the Dean of the religious studies department of Concordia University.
Pyschologist who studies violence in childhood
December 5, 2013 Psychologist Richard Tremblay is photographed in an alley in the Hochelaga district of Montreal. Dr. Tremblay conducted one of his landmark studies on the link betwen violence during childhood and criminality in this low-income area of Montreal.
Hudbay Minerals Lawsuit
A group of indigenous Mayan women from Guatemala are suing a Canadian company --Hudbay Minerals-- for human rights abuses in Guatemala. This landmark case is the first to bring a mining company to a Canadian court for its activities outside of Canada.
Guatemala, Hudbay mining lawsuit
The nickel processing plant for the Fenix mine project is seen from the road leading to narby El Estor. The plant was a hive of activity as it is thought that it will soon begin processing ore after years of inactivity. Guatemala, May 2014 A group of indigenous Mayan women from Guatemala are suing a Canadian company for human rights abuses. This landmark case is the first to bring a mining company to a Canadian court for its activities outside of Canada.NOTA BENE: this image is a digital triptych, but 100% accurate.
Guatemala, Hudbay mining lawsuit
Women of Lote Ocho, including Lucia Caal Chun in the foreground, wash dishes and bathe in a streamthat runs through the Lote Ocho land where they are currently living. The settlement of Lote Ocho Guatemala, has neither electricity or plumbing. A group of indigenous Mayan women from Guatemala are suing a Canadian company -Hudbay Minerals-- for human rights abuses in Guatemala. This landmark case is the first to bring a mining company to a Canadian court for its activities outside of Canada. May 2014
Olivia
Olivia Asig Xol, one of the plaintiffs in the Hudbay case, carries laundry to her home in Lote Ocho, Guatemala. her sons pulls at her skirt playfully. May 2014 A group of indigenous Mayan women from Guatemala are suing a Canadian company --Hudbay Minerals--for human rights abuses in Guatemala. This landmark case is the first to bring a mining company to a Canadian court for its activities outside of Canada.
Tahrir Square demonstrations
02.02.2011 Pro Mubarak demonstrators clash with the protestors on the outer edge of Tahrir square. In the lower left and on the elevated highway are the Mubarak supporters and on the right the Anti-Mubarak movement who have pushed their foes back away from the square using stones tin siding as shields and molotov cocktails. NOTA BENE: this image is a digital triptych using standard software. No element has been imported from any other frame or been manipulated in any way.
Demontrators clash in Tahrir Square, Cairo
03.02.2011 Anti Mubarak demonstrators clash with Mubarak supporters on the outer edge of Tahrir square for a second day. Most of the conflict involved throwing stones, though the occasional molotov cocktail was also used.
The Taj Mahal
In this series of portraits I portray a cross-section of contemporary Indian society as they are photographed by family members and local photographers in front of the Taj Mahal. The vast majority of tourists that visit the Taj Mahal are Indian citizens: rich, poor, young, old, they are as eager as any western tourist to be photographed in front of the world’s best known monument to love. The universal magic and power of photography is reflected in the poses and attitudes of the subjects and their desire to preserve the moment in a photograph.
Street scene in Jodphur, Rajasthan
A Street scene in Jodphur, Rajasthan, Sept 2010
Turkey
The last day of Ramadan in Sanli Urfa, Turkey. August 2010
Venice, Las Vegas
After riding waves of boom and bust in the real estate sector, Las Vegas lives in a dual reality of simultaneous success and failure. These images contrast the glam and artifice of Las Vegas with its failures and outcasts, both human and economic. Serving as a microcosm of America, people in Las Vegas either sink or swim, win or lose. There is no middle ground and there will be no middle class.
Elvis in Las Vegas
March,15,2013 An Elvis impersonator who works the streets of Las Vegas posing with tourists for a few dollars uses the restroom in a casino.Story Header: After riding waves of boom and bust in the real estate sector, Las Vegas lives in a curious dual reality of simultaneous success and failure. One could even view Las Vegas as a microcosm of all of America: the disappearance of a middle class, sink or swim, win or lose.Shot in a period of four days--the standard tourist package-- this series contrasts the glam and artifice of Las Vegas with its failures and outcasts, both human and economic.
Haiti earthquake aftermath
Port-au-Prince, 01/29/2010 The Marché Hyppolite, also known as the Marché en Fer burns along with other parts of the downtown of Port-au-Prince. This market dates to 1849 and is inscribed with slogans of work and fraternity. It has been set ablaze by arsonists, probably as part of retaliation against store owners who have fought back against looters. Note woman in yellow dress in lower right trying to put out the fire in her stall with a small bucket and water from the gutter. The downtown area of Port-au-Prince that was badly damaged by the earthquake.
Haiti earthquake aftermath
Port-au-Prince, 29/01/2010 The Marché Hyppolite, also known as the Marché en Fer burns along with other parts of the downtown of Port-au-Prince. This market dates to 1849 and is inscribed with slogans of work and fraternity. It has been set ablaze by arsonists, probably as part of retaliation against store owners who have fought back against looters. A looter dusts off artificial flowers he has found. The downtown area of Port-au-Prince that was badly damaged by the earthquake.
Haiti earthquake aftermath
Port-au-Prince, 30/01/2010 The downtown area of Port-au-Prince that was badly damaged by the earthquake. Considerable looting and chaos has overtaken this part of the city. Store owners haversonists have fought back against the looters who have then set many fires in retribution.
Port-au-Prince
Port-au-Prince, 2010 A view of the Central part of Port-au-Prince some months after the earthquake
Srebrenica: the abscence
Mother of Srebernica Collate Photos 2006 - A group of women known as the "Mothers of Srebrenica" collect, file and copy photographs of many of the 8,000 men who were murdered after the fall of Srebrenica in 1995. Comprised of women of Srebrenica who lost family memebrs, the group has been one of the most tenacious in pursuing justice and remembrance for the men of Srebrenica. Photography plays a crucial role in their work. Tuzla, Bosnia, October 2006
Srebrenica, Bosnia
Lukovac Re-association Center 2006 - The skeletal remains exhumed from mass graves containing the bodies of men from Srebrenica killed in July 1995 are laid out at the Lukovac Re-association Center in Lukovac, Bosnia, October 2006 Forensic experts slowly attempt reconstruct the skeletons of bodies smashed when the were moved from primary to secondary graves in late 1995. The goal is to allow the body to be buried as a complete and identified human.
SREBRENICA: the absence
Site of mass killing of men from Srebrenica in 1995. The "Dom Kultura" or "house of culture" in the nearby town of Branjevo Pilica is one of the sites where the executions took place. Bullet holes and the blast from an explosive could still be seen in 2008.
Village in Ghana
A scene of daily life in a small village in the north of Ghana. 2007
Guinea-Bissau
Musicians and women are part of a day denouncing the practice of female circumcision in a small village, the first to officially ban the practice in Guinea Bissau in 2013.
Gold Mine, Eastern Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo, October 2004 A boy pauses during his work shovelling earth out of an open pit gold mine in the town of Durba. Due to the conflicts in the region, most mining companies have pulled out, leaving gold mining to locals who use only the most rudimentary technology.
US invasion of Iraq 2003
People take to the streets and deface images and monuments of Saddam Hussein in early April 2003, shortly after the US force entered Baghdad.