Category: Documentary Photography

Symbiosis of Working and Living: Claustrophobic Homes of Beijing by Alina Fedorenko

Alina Fedorenko is an professional photographer and traveler who was born in 1985 in Lviv, Ukraine and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Alina studied Fashion Design in London. “After a few years in London I returned to Germany and changed focus. I reinvented myself and ultimately re-started from scratch my Studies, and quickly found a way to Photography”, she says. On her first trip to India Fedorenko discovered her love and passion for photography. India inspired her work from the first moment and still shapes her work supplementary. “What makes my work special and distinguish me from other ... Read more

The Horsemen Of Semonkong: Portrait Photography by Thom Pierce

Thom Pierce is a British documentary photographer and filmmaker who currently lives and works Cape Town, South Africa. Thom spent eight days in the mountain villages of Semonkong, Lesotho, photographing local horsemen and herders. Situated at 2, 275 metres above sea level, many of the areas in Lesotho are inaccessible by car. With vast distances between towns and homesteads, people often use horses and donkeys to commute and move their livestock between pastures. The country is beautiful and I was taken aback by how majestic the men looked on their horses, like knights going in to battle. Over two separate ... Read more

The Sense of War: Anastasia Vlasova Documents The Horrors of War in Eastern Ukraine

Anastasia Vlasova is a talented 23-year-old photographer and journalist currently based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Anastasia received her master degree in Journalism from Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv and also studied Human Rights & Photography at New York University. The Sense of War is an ongoing documentary project about war without an official status or recognition which gains momentum right in the middle of Europe, in Ukraine. You can see it and feel, but it’s still easier to pretend blindfolded to numerous deaths, grieves and lives damaged. In early April 2014, the crisis in eastern Ukraine turned violent between Russian-backed separatists ... Read more

White Bear: Sheng Wen Lo Documents Polar Bears in 26 Sites Across Europe and China

Sheng-Wen Lo is a 30-year-old photographer and filmmaker who was born in Taipei City, Taiwan and currently lives and works in Breda, Netherlands. Sheng received his MA in Photography from Kunstakademie St.Joost in the Netherlands, before which he received an MSc from Computer Music Lab at National Taiwan University. Lo is interested in contemporary human-animal relationships. For his latest project “White Bear”, Sheng Wen Lo travelled arond Europe and China to capture the mimic arctic environment of zoos. “White Bear” is not about polar bears — it studies the visible symptoms amid animals on display and their artificial habitats by ... Read more

Tribe: Ben Moore Documents Namibia and Ethiopian Tribes

Ben Moore is an professional photographer, art director and retoucher currently based in London, UK. Ben focuses on headshots, he shoots amazing fashion, nude, portrait and wedding photography. Moore recently visited southern Africa and captured stunning photos of Ethiopian and Namibia’s tribes. More info: instagram / facebook / website

The Child of Marble: Anze Osterman Documented Life on The Remote Alaskan Island

Anze Osterman is a talented 27-year-old freelance photographer, photojournalist and nature enthusiast from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Anze spent a month documenting life of Zach, a young man who lives on the remote island in Southeast Alaska. Deep in Southeast Alaska, surrounded by whales and bears, lies a remote island known as the Marble island. Island is rich with metamorphic rock called marble, which is how the island got it’s name. More than one hundred years ago, The Vermont Marble company, the company that dug marble, was located on the island. When you walk through the forests you can still find abandoned ... Read more

Powerful Documentary and Conflict Photography by Michael Christopher Brown

Michael Christopher Brown is a talented 38-year-old photographer, filmmaker and photojournalist who was born and raised in the Skagit Valley, a farming community in Washington State. Michael produces very powerful images, covering news on assignment in places like China, Libya, the Congo for National Geographic. His portraits are especially impressive. His photographs were exhibited at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Instituto Cervantes (New York), The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), the Annenberg Space for Photography and the Brooklyn Museum. What interests me about the photographic process is the relationship between distance and honesty. As one moves closer to their ... Read more

Insert Coins: Melancholy and Sad Reality of Las Vegas by Christian Lutz

Christian Lutz in an professional Swiss photographer, who born in Switzerland in 1973 and currenlty lives and works in Geneva. Christian graduated from The Ecole Supérieur des Arts et de l’Image “Le75” in Brussels. For his book “Insert Coins”, Lutz spent three years documenting the sad reality of Las Vegas. His photos reveal the post-apocalyptic-like scenes, unveiling the mirage of the American Dream in Las Vegas. This promise that you can find an alternative route to wealth is very powerful, but it’s an illusion. “Sometimes I was among them, asking questions,” he says. “Other times, I stepped back and simply ... Read more

Red Hero 3: Paul Cox Captures Life In Mongolia’s Impoverished Suburbs

Paul Cox is an professional photographer who was born in Zimbabwe in 1968, moved to the UK in 1988, and currently lives and works in Hong Kong. After completing a diploma in photography, this ‘hobby’ developed into full-time commissioned work in 2011, taking on projects including events, fashion, food, architecture, interiors focussing largely on portraiture and travel. Despite having the dubious accolade of the world’s coldest capital, I keep returning to this proud nation for its truly unique landscape, its people and the charity I support there. Paul Cox has been documenting the Mongolian lifestyle since 2014, his bold study ... Read more

Matthieu Tordeur Runs The Pyongyang Marathon To Document North Korea

Matthieu Tordeur is a self-taught photographer, speaker, writer and adventurer from Paris, France, who joined The Pyongyang Marathon to document the mysterious country. He spent five days exploring the isolated kingdom back in April. More info: instagram / website

Mustafah Abdulaziz Documents The Impact of The Global Water Crisis

Brooklyn-based award-winning photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled around the world, highlighting the impact of the global water crisis for his essay Water Stories. The photographic project presents images and stories of our global water crisis in the polluted rivers of Brazil, the fisheries of China, and the elaborate sewers of New York City. His body of work covers eight countries on four continents, and is supported by Water Aid, Earth Watch, WWF, VSCO, and the UN. A boy swims in the Paraguay River in Cáceres Brazil A citizen science leader tests the East River in Astoria Park in the Queens ... Read more

Richard James Daniels Captures Basketball Courts in Rural Philippines

Richard James Daniels is a documentary photographer and filmmaker currently based in Cebu, Philippines. He has spent nearly 25 years working in South East Asia including Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong and Jakarta, Indonesia. For his latest project “Basketball Courts of the Philippines”, Richard spent five years documenting basketball courts and hoops spread across the mostly impoverished villages in the Southern Philippines. “After a bit of research It came as quite a shock to discover that basketball was introduced to the Philippines in 1900 – only 10 years after it was invented in America. A decade later and the Philippines had ... Read more