Vlad Sokhin speaks at the Social Good Summit Australia

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.



‘Warm Waters’ in French L’Obs magazine

Photos from Vlad’s ongoing long-term project “Warm Waters” about climate change in the Pacific was published in L’Obs magazine (France).

Photo-essay from Nauru and Manus Island on Meduza

A story on how the Australian Government treating asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island (PNG) and in Nauru, published on Meduza Project (in Russian) The photos also show victims of the police brutality in other parts of Papua New Guinea, the country were refugees are supposed to be resettled permanently.



Cargo Cults of Melanesia in July issue of Portuguese travel magazine “Volta ao Mundo”.

Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

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:

Crying Meri book review in New Zealand Pro Photographer magazine.

Book review

The book is published by FotoEvidence and available for sale here:

Nuclear Dust” – in this week issue of the Russian Reporter magazine.



The tiny island of Ebeye in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, has a total area of 0.36 square kilometres and accommodates more than 13 000 people. Most of them were moved there because of the US army missile range-testing program. Extreme overcrowding, poverty, disease outbreaks and high level of unemployment gave this island the informal name of the ”island-ghetto”.

Recent publications on human rights in the Pacific


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