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Exhibition in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Today at 6 pm in Saint Petersburg Museum of the History of Photography (Russia) is opening of my personal exhibition. It will be my biggest show ever, 73 photographs from Africa, Asia and Oceania will be displayed there. Especially I’m happy that the photos from my new story about Hanuabada village (Papua New Guinea) will be shown there for the first time. If you are in Piter today – do not miss it!

http://spbphotographer.ru/2013/02/vlad_sokhin/

Witchdoctor Ropinho Cassuada (about 40 years old) sits near his "hospital" hut after the spiritual ceremony. Mafilipa village, Tete province.

Witchdoctor Ropinho Cassuada (about 40 years old) sits near his “hospital” hut after the spiritual ceremony. Mafilipa village, Tete province.

How I met Obama

My interview about Obama mania in Kenya in VICE magazine:

 

Vlad Sokhin and Barack Obama in front of Kenyan jet. Photo-art by unknown Kenyan street photographer

Vlad Sokhin and Barack Obama in front of Kenyan jet. Photo-art by unknown Kenyan street photographer

KENYA’S SLUMS ARE CRAZY FOR OBAMA

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! I wish to all women to be happy and never experience any sort of violence from us men.

A photo from the “Crying Meri Diaries”, a new visual diary of my work in Papua New Guinea:

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Balloons symbolizing the victims of violence. The balloons were prepared for an international protest against gender violence in Port Moresby. Jack Padik Park, in the city’s 5 Mile area, was crowded with people. Human rights activists, church leaders and politicians made speeches from the stage. Again and again they said that violence was not acceptable. Best of all the speakers was a woman who came to the stage to share her experience, “I said to my husband, I don’t want to have children with you,” she said, “When I was a little girl, I was raped by raskols. After the wedding you started beating and raping me. I don’t want to have a daughter to be born and brought up in the society with such traditions. There is no future for women here.”

Interview on ABC radio

Yesterday I had another interview on Australian ABC radio. You can listen to it on the ABC web-site and see the gallery with some photos from “Crying Meri” series. After the resent sorcery attack in Papua New Guinea, when a young woman was burnt alive, my project is getting more and more attention.

Russian photographer documents PNG abuse

Rasta was accused of sorcery by the people in her village after the death of a local young man in 2003. She was set upon by a crowd at his funeral then beaten and strangled before she escaped. She lost her hand in the attack.

Rasta was accused of sorcery by the people in her village after the death of a local young man in 2003. She was set upon by a crowd at his funeral then beaten and strangled before she escaped. She lost her hand in the attack.

Crying Meri in Thailand

Some pictures from my resent exhibition in Thailand. Photos from the “Crying Meri” project have been displayed in at the Baan Tuek Art Center during the Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival. Two images were sold on the festival’s auction.

© Robert Profunser

© Robert Profunser

© Documentary Arts Asia

© Documentary Arts Asia

‘Obama-mania’ in Life Force magazine

Today “Life Force” magazine has published my story about Obama-mania in Kenya

http://www.lifeforcemagazine.com/index_15.htm

A man near the image of Barack Obama on the wall of the ‘Obama pub’ in Kibera slum. Many small businesses in Kibera are named in honour of Barack Obama, who's father was born in Kenya.

A man near the image of Barack Obama on the wall of the ‘Obama pub’ in Kibera slum. Many small businesses in Kibera are named in honour of Barack Obama, who’s father was born in Kenya.