Documentary photography shows us exactly what our world looks like at any given moment in time. Whether the pictures are bleak, playful, angering or astounding, they all serve a historically significant purpose.
We look at the change we can bring upon the individual or a community through the pictures. The Pictures are not a mere proof of their lives and struggles, it reflects the intensity at which the affected looks ahead, amidst all the forces pulling them down.
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Amirtharaj Stephen, a local boy of this Nuclear Plant town, researches and shows his witnesses through photographs. The brave act made by a group of villagers against the governments decision over the project is more than evident in these strong images.
Some good decades ago, the steam baths in Cairo had been more than a sensation among locals as well as tourists. In this photo documentary Pascal Meunier tells more on this dying general indifference.
Famine in Yemen. 267,000 children are already in the brink of death due to malnutrition. They do not have anything to eat, they sleep during the day, girls are being married and sent to other houses at an early age. Juan Herrero tells more on this sad story through his photographs.
An Interesting documentary exploring the lives of three people, two who are blind and the normal new born. This story tells us more about the parents struggle to raise their daughter in the most normal and independent manner possible. The necessity for the child to have a real childhood becomes our vision too.
What happens to the people in an area which is rich in uranium-a powerful nuclear product. The ill effects it has on the child bearing mothers and the serious disorders it has caused on a huge number of children. Chinky Shukla has bravely exposed the role of UCIL the company responsible for these events through some heart touching photographs.
People, their lives, numerous customs and in-numerous sacrifices they do in the name religion. Jean-Michel Clajot has recorded these violent scarification in the areas of Africa.
Story on the lives of cotton farmers in Vidarbha in the central province of India. More than 150,000 lives has been lost till date and the statistics shows more sadness saying the toll on suicide keeps increasing. Uwe H.Martin shows this sadness through these raw pictures.
Documenting the ill effects due to world’s largest and most environmentally destructive oil extraction project – Canada’s Oil Sands. Ian Williams had shown this affect on living things in this area through his photographs. A touching documentary about the lives of people who are almost in the fringe of it.
One of the hardest stories to believe, brutal reality in the African province of Somalia. Young children are seen with massive war weapons. Ed Ou a documentary photographer had convincingly captured these photographs.
Story on the displaced Burmese citizens living on the borders of Thai/Burma border. The struggles they undergo to lead a hard life, their journey through several miles of jungles and uncertain catastrophes to reach Thailand. Jack Picone has brilliantly documented the survival of these innocent Burmese citizens.
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