Warm Waters featured on CNN Connect the World segment “Parting Shots”.
Today, refugees aren’t just fleeing war. They’re fleeing climate change too.
Happy to see my Instagram account @Lens_Pacific featured on Instagram blog
The wake of any natural disaster is calm, Vlad Sokhin (@lens_pacific) says, but photographing from the center of one feels unpredictable. Originally drawn to the Pacific to document the prevalence of violence against women in Papua New Guinea, the Portuguese photographer now focuses almost exclusively on environmental issues in Oceania. “I see how people move further inland, because the sea claims more and more territories from their tiny and very fragile atolls,” Vlad says. “I see how global warming causes rising temperatures and how this disrupts the fishery industry and affects the communities that heavily rely on it.” One of Vlad’s goals is to photograph king tides, the highest tide of the year, in Kiribati: “I just keep coming back to these countries, trying to document all the aspects of climate change and its effects on the people who live there and always have my fingers crossed,” he explains.
To see more of Vlad’s documentary photography, follow @lens_pacific on Instagram
Images from ‘Warm Waters’ exhibited with other photos of Panos photographers at the 8×8 Photo Festival in Dublin, Ireland. Panos Pictures supported the festival to develop a photo exhibition to raise awareness of global issues among university students in Ireland.
Another of my photograph (this time from devastated by earthquake Nepal) made it’s way to the urban walls as part of Dysturb project. This time it’s in Paris. Thanks to Benjamin Girette and his amazing team!
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Today at my lecture on “Documentary Photography and Human Rights” in American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Thanks to my dear friend and colleague Elyor Nematov for the invitation and photos.
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.
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.