Happy to share great news!
Last night web-doc Crying Meri (www.cryingmeri.com) received Prix Photo AFD Best Web Documentary 2015! Huge thanks to AFD and Nikon France for the prize, to my agencies COSMOS, PANOS and LAIF and especially to COSMOS’s director Annie Boulat for giving a speech for me the last night at the award ceremony in Paris, to Ben Chesterton and Duckrabbit, whose video is part of Crying Meri web-site, to Svetlana and David from the FotoEvidence, who published Crying Meri book (check it out on their web-site), to my assistant Harry Virtanen and all my friends who keep supporting me and my work!
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
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.
Here we go, “Crying Meri” book, published by FotoEvidence earlier this year is available on now.
You can read more about the book and see the project’s gallery on my web-site.
“Guavas and Bananas” multimedia is featured by ABC News Australia and Radio Australia “Pacific Beat”
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.
Have a look and subscribe to my new Instagram account LENS PACIFIC with exclusive Instagram coverage of Papua New Guinea and other Pacific countries.
“The National” newspaper of Papua New Guinea featured “Crying Meri” book.
Amazing Alison Stieven-Taylor wrote “Crying Meri” book review for L’Oiel de la Photographie.
The book was just published by FotoEvidence and available for on-line orders here: http://www.fotoevidence.com/pre-order-crying-meri