Brilliant Documentary Essays which are more than the pictorial representations of people, lifestyles, the struggles they undergo and the courage they show to overcome these challenging situations. Kudos to the Photographers for the amount of passion and dedication they have implicated in recording these stories. It requires a lot of compassion and courage to record these events.

Take a look at these heart wrenching stories, feel free to tell us if you got one too which can be well included in the future lists.

17 Milagroso, San Lazaro by Pep Bonet

A Religious journey of thousands of poor people from all over Cuba. This journey leads them to Santuario del Rincon some 30kms away from Havana. So why do they take this religious route, they say they have various reasons, making their bodies struggle by walking on knees, crawling and pulling heavy stones. On the way they do collect money which goes to a leprosy hospital in San Lazaro.

17 Milagroso, San Lazaro by Pep Bonet
© Pep Bonet

 

The Whisperers by Kuba Kaminski

The Special People who believe they have special power within them to cure the ailing people all over. They are mostly elderly women who do lot of different practices and special prayers these days. A different photo essay by Kuba on them.

The Whisperers by Kuba Kaminski
© Kuba Kaminski

 

Rwandan Genocide & Congo by Mariella Furrer

Homeless, Mass killings, fleeing to some other territory. A typical scenario in the Rwanda, when their president was killed, and then the scene aftermath the incident is portrayed in this documentary.

Rwandan Genocide & Congo by Mariella Furrer
© Mariella Furrer

 

Overwork to Suicide by Shiho Fukada

Karoshi is the word heard often in Japan. Employees are bound to work over hours to over come the global market and competition in the current situation. Reportedly this has been the cause of more than 30,000 suicides recorded beginning from 2009.

Overwork to Suicide by Shiho Fukada
© Shiho Fukada

 

Somalia – 3 Decades of Civil War by Hossein Fatemi

The Scene of 30 years in civil war, what would be the possible outcome because of this calamity. A Scintillating documentary on the condition of people in Somalia and the lifestyle of people here.

Somalia - 3 Decades of Civil War by Hossein Fatemi
© Hossein Fatemi

 

Against All Odds by Andri Tambunan

AIDS patients struggling and overcoming the disease. The lifestyles of the ill people, the measures they take to overcome, some awareness programs and the struggles they undergo captured in this serious documentary work.

Against All Odds by Andri Tambunan
© Andri Tambunan

 

Bhopal – 25 Years on by Daniel Berehulak

25 years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, the toxic material from the factory still continues to affect the people of Bhopal. A New generation though struggles to overcome the impact the toxins have made to them. A Detailed work by Daniel.

Bhopal - 25 Years on by Daniel Berehulak
© Daniel Berehulak

 

Paco and Drugs by Valerio Bispuri

Street kids easily are taken away by the bad habits and drugs seems to be easy adherence for them. Darkness falls, and the smokers at their own worlds, great work by Valerio Bispuri.

Paco and Drugs by Valerio Bispuri
© Valerio Bispuri

 

Blue Eyes by Diana Markosian

A Heart touching documentary on Blind children in Russia. A look at the educational institutions offering various activities for them, the way they try to cope up with this, well explained and picturesqueness in this documentary.

Blue Eyes by Diana Markosian
© Diana Markosian

 

King Alcohol by Fara Phoebe Zetzsche

Story of an alcoholic, the one who is admitted in a liquid hospital, where they treat people by reducing the consumption thereby making them slowly withdraw from the habit. Death is an omnipresent issue in the facility. Johannes has been thinking about where, King Alcohol as he calls it, will take him. Some say it is over when it is over. I would imagine that the body is dead and then the soul lingers on. That it will keep on noticing the further developments. But only in pictures, as if one were sleeping and dreaming.“

King Alcohol by Fara Phoebe Zetzsche
© Fara Phoebe Zetzsche

 

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