Crying Meri: field work

For the last week I’ve been working in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on a project “Crying Meri”. This is my second visit to PNG and finally after 6 days of working in the capital city I’ve managed my escape to Lae, PNG’s second largest city. Crime situation here is even worst than in Moresby, local men look scary and almost everyone carries big knives.

I’m going to stay couple of days in Lae, and than will continue my trip to Goroka, Kundiawa and Minj, where I will be visiting victims of domestic and street violence.

Again in PNG

I’m in Papua New Guinea continuing my work on “Crying Meri” project. This time I’m going to work in Lae, Goroka, Port Moresby and maybe in Mt. Hagen.

A cigarette butt

Found today on Facebook a photo with the pages from the album of the Russian Street Photography Festival 2012 with my work. I like mostly a cigarette butt.


A man with a wallaby

A photo from the story about traditional village of Hanuabada, which is situated at the outskirts of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Hopefully soon I will have time to check all the pictures from this set and make my story selection.

Frank Kenny, 53, holds a wallaby at traditional village of Hanuabada, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Residents of the village keep these animals in their houses, growing them for later slaughter.

Russian Street Photography Festival’s Award 2012

I’m one of the winners of the Street Photography Festival’s Award 2012 (Russia).
Two of my photos from the story about “25 of September” settlement in Mozambican town of Moatize were selected as a “Best street photograph”.

Kids playing in the backyard of a house in “25 of September” neighborhood (Moatize town, Tete province, Mozambique)

“A Time of Crocodiles” awarded in Portuguese “Estação Imagem”

My story “A Time of Crocodiles | Humans and Nature clash in Mozambique” has received the 3rd place award in Portuguese Premium of Photojournalism “Estação Imagem” in “Environment” category.