Violence, Almost Unspeakable, Made Visible

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

Crying Meri



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.



lecture on Documentary Photography and Human Rights



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 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

Police brutality in PNG in BLUEFRAMEJOURNAL

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 2014

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.


Screening of Guavas and Bananas at the PNG Human Rights Film Festival 2014

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.


Book signing at Visa Pour L’Image

“Crying Meri” book signing at Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France. Photo by Elena Chernyshova