Happy to announce the iPad version of “Crying Meri” book is available on the Apple iBooks store.
Published by FotoEvidence, Crying Meri is a monumental work documenting violence against women in Papua New Guinea. Images from the work were used in public education campaigns by the United Nations, Amnesty International, Child Fund Australia and others. The photographs capture both the beauty of PNG and terrifying plight of women who face danger in the home, danger on the streets and the danger of being accused of sorcery.
The iPad version of the book has 151 pages and contains 124 colour images, an introduction by Jo Chandler, foreword by Christina Saunders and interview with Vlad Sokhin. It also features a short multimedia film about one of the survivors of sorcery-related violence Dini Korul, that was produced by duckrabbit.
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. The book can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Images from “Crying Meri” were exhibited in New York City on October 16th by The Resolution Project on their annual Gala.
The Resolution Project featured work on gender based violence of Meri Toksave, an NGO from Papua New Guinea, illustrating it with images from “Crying Meri”.
PNG Human Rights Film Festival , organised by the United Nations, started this week in Port Moresby. Happy to see two of my films included there:
My photos from Mozambique were included in the book “Moçambique Mosaic” by Henrik Ellert.
“Moçambique Mosaic” includes a study of all manner of Mozambican crafts. It includes vessels for food and drink, pottery, pipes, basketry, stools, miscellaneous household objects, clothing and adornments, spears, bows and arrows, swords, dancing weapons, musical instruments and much else besides.
The book also looks at the level of technology applied in various forms of occupations and the interaction between the indigenous people of Moçambique and how they have been able to absorb foreign influences. The story spans several millennia and shows how traditional practices and crafts persist right through to the modern day.
My and Roman Kalyakin’s short film “Guavas and Banans” was featured in “Islas del Pacifico” (in Spanish)