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Infected Landscape by Shai Kremer

Infected Landscapes by Shai Kremer

Infected Landscapes by Shai Kremer

In 1999, Israeli photographer Shai Kremer started photographing the ominous traces of the military on the landscapes of Israel and on their society. Her pictures reflect the trauma and resulting damages in living in a world of conflict and war, it also warns of the permanent effects in the people’s lives.

Kremer’s images are often attractive, aesthetic, innocent and poetic. These landscapes, infected with sediments and fragments of the ongoing conflict, becomes a platform of discussion. These photographs attract the viewer and then challenges him to reflect on their meaning and implications.

As written by Sverker Svorlin, “Military landscapes are collective memories. They remind us that political violence has a spatiality and that it can be found also amongst landscape that we have learned to love. Giving these military landscapes some visibility may therefore be an act of peace.”

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On Foot by Steve McCurry

On Foot by Steve McCurry

On Foot by Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry is one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years. He studied film before going on to work for a local newspaper. Later on, he made his first of many trips to India with a little more than bag of clothes and a camera which he used document his exploration in the country.

His photography project On Foot show different pairs of feet showing different aspects of the people. The ones with dirty, ragged and torn shoes ans slippers represent poverty, the hardships and struggles while the ones with comfortable and neat foot wears depict a comfortable life.

It was after he experienced being smuggled to Afghanistan while the Russian Invasion is at large, that he showed the world the first images of conflict in Afghanistan. Since then, McCurry has gone on to creating iconic images on countless countries focusing on cultures, conflicts and traditions but never always retaining the human element.

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Children in Prisons by Nana Buxani

Children in Prisons by Nana Buxani

Children in Prisons by Nana Buxani

Being born in a conflict region in Mindanao, Nana Buxani devoted her life as a photographer to documenting the large issues on child labor, poor communities, children in detention, homeless people, war torn regions and the indigenous people.

This series Children in Prisons show young children that are detained. Some are innocent and some don’t even realize what they are doing. Most of these boys are forced to do unlawful acts because of poverty. One of the imprisoned boy relates, “I only steal from rich people, I don’t steal from people who are poor, they are just like me.”

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