“Warm Waters” published in December issue of Terra Eco magazine (France)
Laurence Cornet from Blink asked me a few questions about working on human rights projects and collaborating with the UN and NGOs:
Violence, Almost Unspeakable, Made Visible
The Social Good Summit Australia is a one-day conference examining the impact of social good initiatives around the world. Held on October 10th 2015 in Sydney, the Social Good Summit Australia unites a dynamic community of global and local leaders and grassroots contributors to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time.
Vlad was invited to the Social Good Summit to present his work on human rights and climate change in Asia-Pacific.
Photos from Vlad’s ongoing long-term project “Warm Waters” about climate change in the Pacific was published in L’Obs magazine (France).
On March 13th and 14th 2015, severe tropical cyclone Pam tore through the South Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu with destructive winds of up to 250 kilometres p/hour that flattened homes, destroyed schools and people gardens and left large areas of the country completely defoliated. The country’s 250,000 people are still facing unprecedented devastation.
Below is a short video story of James, who lost his house and his school. I’ve produced it for ChildFund and Live&Learn earlier this year. You can help James and other children of Vanuatu to rebuild the schools by donating to ChildFund:
Recent publications of my work on human rights in the Pacific in Amnesty International “WIRE” magazine (English and Arabic), “Amnesty Journal” (Germany) and in ACAT’s (France) 2014 report about torture practice in the world
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.
iPad version of Crying Meri book is available in Apple store for $12.99
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.
Have a look and subscribe to my new Instagram account LENS PACIFIC with exclusive Instagram coverage of Papua New Guinea and other Pacific countries.