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
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.
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
A photo and a story about covering police brutality in Papua New Guinea in BLUEFRAMEJOURNAL, a new wonderful project of my friends Oksana Yushko and Arthur Bondar.
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:
– GUAVAS AND BANANAS: Living Gay in PNG – a short video produced in collaboration with Roman Kalyakin about life of gay and transgender people in Hanuabada village.
– BIBIANE’S STORY – another short video produced for The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. It’s a story of an old woman Bibiane, who suffered in isolation with cataract blindness.
“Crying Meri” book signing at Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France. Photo by Elena Chernyshova