Indigenous Life of the Xikrin People near the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil's Amazon Rainforest
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Typhoon Haiyan, 3 weeks on, the human toll is tragic at least 5,000 people dead, Each day more dead bodies are being found , and taken to sit in the mud waiting to be buried unceremoniously in mass graves. Spirits are strong, but conditions harsh for the 4 million people displaced, with reports of over 1 million homes damaged. Now starts the insurmountable task of cleaning-up the debris and wreckage, caused by the most deadly natural disaster. Government, humanitarian aid agencies, and community leaders work tirelessly, to provide basic human necessities, as well as clearing, cleaning, and salvaging. New shanty towns are springing up, anything that can be used for shelter quickly turns into a make-shift home. People, ever resourceful, sleep in the giant wreck of a container ship that was smashed into the shore, the captain using his own food supply to feed families on board. An enforced night curfew is keeping city folk safe. Generally the situation is getting better, there is water, limited food, and people are buying and selling goods, much of which had been looted from warehouses, directly after the typhoon hit, and aid took too long to arrive. The devastation is of an unimaginable scale.
Anti-government demonstrations in Bangkok on 24 Nov 2013
For two weeks thousands of anti-government protesters have taken over the streets of Bangkok. The are determined to stop the Yingluck Shinawatra government from pushing through a controversial amnesty bill that would effectively absolve politicians, including her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, from all convictions and charges of corruption since 2004. The bill if passed would allow for former prime minster Thaksin to return from self-imposed exile without having to serve his still pending two year jail sentence.
Dhaka's Hazaribagh area, widely known for its tannery industry, has been listed as one of the top 10 polluted places on earth with 270 registered tanneries in Bangladesh, and around 90-95 percent are located at Hazaribagh employing 8,000 to 12,000 people. The homes of tannery workers are built next to contaminated streams, ponds, and canals. Informal leather recyclers who burn scraps of leather to produce a number of consumer products also heavily pollute the air. Leather production includes many operations with different exposures, which can be harmful for the health of the workers, and particularly be carcinogenic. Some compounds in the tanning process are considered as probably being carcinogenic to humans (some benzene-based dyes and formaldehyde). Besides these, scores of other chemicals and organic solvents such as chromate and bichromate salts, aniline, butyl acetate, ethanol, benzene, toluene, sulfuric acid and ammonium hydrogen sulfide are used in the tannery industry.
A gallery depicting different aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.
Kawah Ijen in East Java, Indonesia, is home to a few hundred miners who risk their lives for about 6 - 8 dollars per day in the enormous natural crater formed lake, where the sulfur is mined, is 300 meters deep and filled with steaming acid water, some 2,400 meters above sea level. Miners must carry loads, which range from 75 kilograms to 90 kilograms , up 300 meters to the crater rim, with a gradient of 45 to 60 degrees and then 3 kilometers down the mountain for weighing. Most miners make this journey twice a day. A nearby sugar refinery pays the miners by the weight of sulfur transported. The miners often use insufficient protection while working around the volcano and complain of numerous respiratory afflictions.
On November 11th, the International Court of Justice will issue its verdict about the ongoing border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand about 4,7Km2 of land near the Preah Vihear temple.
This gallery represents images of Dark-Fired tobacco farming in Middle Tennessee, known the world over for its highest quality Dark-Fired Tobacco.
Partly financed by the AFD (Agence Française de Développement), the ILO (International Labour Organisation) set up ‘Better Factories Cambodia’, a unique program which strives to set internationally recognised standards in the Cambodian garment industry, which would benefit workers, employers, unions, Western countries and which aims to reduce poverty.
Indonesian culture is steeped in cultural traditions such as the women singers known as ‘Sinden’ who accompany musicians while they play the gamelan. They can also be dancers knows as ‘Tayub’ or so called ‘Tayuban’ another long established form of traditional art in Java. Tayub are social dances which often served to establish social relationship whereby a female dancer would invite a male dancer by draping her shawl called a "Sampur" around the man who was invited to dance. To become a Sinden, it is not enough just to practice dancing and singing; in Nganjuk, East Java, Sinden candidates must take an exam. Training ranges from singing around the village, learning the rules for songs and dance routines and how to drink pure water and tear hibiscus leaves as a symbol of her love while not being tempted by the opposite sex while on stage. After all the processes and requirements are met, they will be awarded a magnolia flower pinned to their heads and they will read an oath as a sign of graduation. The graduation process is conducted every year once in Padepokan Langen Tayub Anjuk Ladang, Sambirejo village, subdistrict of Tanjung Anom, Nganjuk, East Java.
A series of pictures taken around the perimeter of uluru in the northern territory, Australia.
A colorful portrait of Mexico.
This is a personal project looking at the world of Racing Pigeons in the old town area of Shanghai. Included are portraits of racing pigeon owners in their coups with their birds, pigeon markets and the logistics of organising Shanghai Pigeon Racing's winter race. A competition with over 7000 pigeon entrants. This is a selected edit from a total of around 200 images. For further images, text and images please get in touch.
A small, yet growing, collection of digital montage work
This small pacific island is where the atomic bombs were loaded onto the Enola Gay which were then dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Devotees to the Phuket, Thailand Vegetarian Festival
Photo story on Taipei annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade which attracts more and more people as the country is becoming more open to gay and Lesbian
Italy - By John Greim
Thailand's Candle Procession by Atid Kiattisaksiri
Ronda, Spain - by Ian Murray
Geishas in Japan - by Zhang Peng
Burma's Dawei Pre-Development - Atid Kiattisaksiri
Bantengan Traditional Dance - by Arief Priyono
Pattaya's Dirty Image - by Jonas Gratzer
LGBT Pride, Taipei - by Craig Ferguson
Ivory trade threatens elephants - by Jonas Gratzer
Burma's Hard Labor - by Paula Bronstein
Shibuya's Cat Café - by Jacob Balzani Lööv
Indian Spices by Gireesh G V
Kashmir - Life in the Valley by Christopher Brown
The Last of the Sumatran Tigers - by Jonas Gratzer
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