15 Unseen Powerful Documentary Photography Stories

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Documenting people and the stories beyond the ordinary is one of the fascinating and daunting task in terms of Photojournalism. The Lives of those affected, the way they come into terms into reality & the very source for the ultimate word – Survival.

A complete photo story is something which makes one understand the main objective for what it needs to be done, to bring a change to the masses, to show them light.

Here we have listed out some massive powerful stories for one to understand the severity of any situation. Less said, it would be more than a tribute to the sincere effort from these photojournalists.

Please check the below stories, a fine example of above statement. These photographers are captured their souls not photos. You have any photography story with you? please share with us, we will feature your work in this blog. Thanks in advance.

Please check our previous documentary related articles here:

Pakistan Displaced by Daniel Berehulak

In May 2009, the Pakistani army launched its military operation against the Taliban in Swat, one of the militant group’s strongholds in Northwestern Pakistan. Over two million people were forced to flee their homes in the fighting which followed, resulting in a humanitarian crisis of significant proportions.

Pakistan Displaced by Daniel Berehulak

 

Living with the Dead by James Chance

In the middle of the bustling Philippine city of Manila, home to almost 11 million people, lies the North Cemetery. Founded in 1904, it is the final resting place for several Filipino Presidents, celebrities, and hundreds of thousands of the city’s Catholic dead.

Living with the Dead by James Chance

 

Curfew in Kashmir by Yannick Cormier

Fertile are the plains of Kashmir. Fertile are the sightings of blood and massacre in the memories of its people. Almost as fertile as ‘official reports’ that attribute all the violence in the past 18years of military occupancy by the Indian Army and Paramilitary forces to incidental causes, while Kashmirs all around are bursting into protests against their armed ‘protectors’.

Curfew in Kashmir by Yannick Cormier

 

Men, Mountains & The Sea by Rony Zakaria

Divided by 17,000 island and located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is home for more than 150 active volcanoes and distinctly marked by a coastline spans over 80,000 km. This project documents an ongoing history of people and communities whose life affected by two major entities for Indonesians, the mountains and the sea.

Men, Mountains & The Sea by Rony Zakaria

 

Return Of Hundred Daughters by Kevin Wy Lee

My father’s roots are in a little village of rice farmers called Zhaolong Li in an area called Shui Quo in Kaiping, China. Kaiping is located in the Pearl River Delta and is part of the Greater Taishan Region, the ancestral homeland of many Chinese who left the motherland in search of greener pastures in foreign Gold Mountains.

Return Of Hundred Daughters by Kevin Wy Lee

 

My Uncle Tukka by Swastik Pal

A tribute to my deaf-and-dumb uncle; my only way of showering love on him – Swastik Pal.

My Uncle Tukka by Swastik Pal

 

Earthquake in Haiti by Olivier Laban-Mattei

Earthquake in Haiti, a heart wrenching coverage on this disaster by Olivier Laban.

Earthquake in Haiti by Olivier Laban-Mattei

 

Under A Nuclear Cloud by Ed Ou

To what extent can a nuclear reaction have its effect on humanity. A touching story by Ed Ou.

Under A Nuclear Cloud by Ed Ou

 

Haiti, One Year After by Corentin Fohlen

An year after the storm, the ruins the debris and the lives of people in there, by Corentin Fohlen.

Haiti, One Year After by Corentin Fohlen

 

Life without Lights by Peter DiCampo

The ongoing conversation about the future of energy is nearly inescapable: Nations engage in violent conflict and draw new borders based on oil’s availability, while consumers thousands of miles away struggle with spiking fuel prices and the shifting costs of commodities – States Peter DiCampo, watch out more in his story.

Life without Lights by Peter DiCampo

 

The Ex-Patients by Quinn Ryan Mattingly

Ben San Hospital is one of several like it in Vietnam, where those afflicted with Leprosy can be treated, and live without fear of societal distrust.

The Ex-Patients by Quinn Ryan Mattingly

 

The Coin War by Victor J Blue

Afghanistan is now the longest war in United States history. Counterinsurgency strategy -COIN- is the doctrine that military leader have embraced in order to win. The results have been uneven at best; US and Afghan civilian casualties rise but there is no clear solution to the conflict in sight.

The Coin War by Victor J Blue

 

Ivory Coast by Daniel Rosenthal

Ivory Coast is the world’s leading producer of cocoa, the raw ingredient for chocolate, and is responsible for about 36 percent of global exports. The cocoa trade of Ivory Coast is mired in exploitation – of children – war, and corrupt profits by Ivorian officials and western big chocolate business.

Ivory Coast by Daniel Rosenthal

 

Jails Sud America by Valerio Bispuri

Some stark lives, hell in jails, to get more about this story..

Jails Sud America by Valerio Bispuri

 

Life as an Amputee by Yannis Kontos

Abu Bakarr Kargbo, 31, was one of the thousands of amputees afflicted by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) atrocities during the civil war that devastated Sierra Leone from 1991 till 2002.

Life as an Amputee by Yannis Kontos

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Comments

  1. Alan Dej says:

    Such an Amazing work. Thanks a ton for writing this type of articles.

  2. Carlo says:

    These stories are very powerful.
    Thanks a ton. Great Blog.

  3. Gloria says:

    How difficult to capture such a situations. These Photographers are amazing.

  4. Amazing!!! Thanks for making such a nice post…..

  5. Sudharshun Gopalan says:

    Awesome work! Thank you very much for this article

  6. hélène says:

    bravo pour nous présenter une vision du monde souvent oubliée

  7. Gaurav Malviya says:

    Amazing no words!

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