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Posted on 19th Oct at 1:05 PM, with 10,054 notes

likeafieldmouse:

Elena Chernyshova - Days of Night - Nights of Day (2012-13)

Artist’s statement: 

Days of Night - Nights of Day is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk, a mining city northernmost of the polar circle with a population of more than 170,000. 

The city, its mines and metallurgical factories were constructed by prisoners of the Gulag. With 60% of the present population involved in the industrial process, this documentary aims to investigate human adaptation to extreme climate, ecological disaster and isolation.

Norilsk is the 7th most polluted city in the world. The average temperature is -10C, reaching lows of -55C in winter, when for two months the city is plunged into polar night. The living conditions of the people of Norilsk are unique, making their plight incomparable.”

Posted on 19th Oct at 10:58 AM, with 72,477 notes

micdotcom:

Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola 

To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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Posted on 30th Sep at 3:16 PM, with 119,800 notes
ermefinedining:

This map should be included in every history book.

ermefinedining:

This map should be included in every history book.

Posted on 28th Sep at 9:58 AM, with 513 notes
globalvoices:

Without medical professionals fluent in indigenous languages or without proper interpretation services in Mexican hospitals, there is a risk that patients will not be able to adequately describe what ails them, writes Yásnaya Aguilar in her regular blog column for EstePaís.
Describing Pain in Hospitals Without Indigenous Language Services

globalvoices:

Without medical professionals fluent in indigenous languages or without proper interpretation services in Mexican hospitals, there is a risk that patients will not be able to adequately describe what ails them, writes Yásnaya Aguilar in her regular blog column for EstePaís.

Describing Pain in Hospitals Without Indigenous Language Services

Posted on 27th Sep at 12:50 PM, with 2,252 notes

thechanelmuse:

Hidden Histories: The First Black People Photographed In Britain – In Pictures

  • Peter Jackson, 2 December 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion. (Photograph: Hulton Archive).
  • Johanna Jonkers of the African Choir, 1891. (Photograph: Hulton Archive).
  • Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe of the African Choir, 1891. (Photograph: Hulton Archive).
  • Sara Forbes Bonetta. She was orphaned in inter-tribal warfare in West Africa, captured by slave-raiders, and presented as a ‘gift’ to Queen Victoria at age 5. (Photograph: Courtesy of Paul Frecke).
  • A member of the African Choir, who all had portraits taken at the London Stereoscopic Company in 1891. (Photograph: Hulton Archive).
  • Member of the African Choir, 1891. (Photograph: Hulton Archive).
Posted on 25th Sep at 2:52 PM, with 761 notes

reportagebygettyimages:

'In October 2012, a drone strike in northeast Pakistan killed a 67-year-old woman picking okra outside her house. At a briefing held in 2013 in Washington, DC, the woman’s 13-year-old grandson, Zubair Rehman, spoke to a group of five lawmakers. “I no longer love blue skies,” said Rehman, who was injured by shrapnel in the attack. “In fact, I now prefer gray skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are gray.”'

America’s drone war has killed thousands of people over the last ten years, but the visual record of it is miniscule. After receiving a Getty Images Editorial Grant in 2013, photographer Tomas Van Houtryve set out across the United States to create images that would bring light to the circumstances under which drones operate. He attached his camera to a small drone and aerially photographed the types of targets that drones strike: weddings, funerals, public gatherings.

See more from the project, In Drones We Trust, here.

Posted on 19th Sep at 4:04 PM, with 29,879 notes

america-wakiewakie:

Heartbreaking photos show the first day back to school in Gaza. Many students did not return.

(Photo Credit: Shehab News Agency)

Posted on 18th Sep at 2:49 PM, with 2,971 notes

thepeoplesrecord:

Amazon tribe fights back against illegal loggers, environmental destruction
September 8, 2014

Brazil is the most dangerous place in the world to be an environmentalist. It accounts for about half of all recorded killings of environmental advocates.

And those numbers are going up, globally. As I reported recently for Foreign Policy:

Between 2002 and 2013, at least 908 people were killed because of their environmental advocacy, according to “Deadly Environment,” a new report from the investigative nonprofit Global Witness. That’s an average of at least one environmentalist murdered every week, and in the last four years, the rate of the murders has doubled. In 2012, the deadliest year on record, 147 deaths were recorded, three times more than a decade earlier. “There were almost certainly more cases,” the report says, “but the nature of the problem makes information hard to find, and even harder to verify.”

That incredibly dangerous environment makes what photographer Lunae Parracho documented even more incredible.

Parracho (websiteTwitterFlickr) followed the Ka’apor tribe, an indigenous community in Brazil, as they fought back against illegal loggers.

Ka’apor warriors ventured into the Alto Turiacu territory in the Amazon basin to track down illegal loggers, tie them up, and sabotage their equipment.

They stole their chainsaws and cut the logs so the loggers couldn’t profit from them.

They released the loggers, but only after taking their shoes and clothes, and setting their trucks on fire.

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Posted on 18th Sep at 2:31 PM, with 6,014 notes

Amazing Art on Japanese Manhole Covers

In Japan, there are many cities and towns that place visually stunning works of art right underneath pedestrians’ feet. There are almost 6,000 of these covers around the country, turning unattractive necessities into eye candy. Photographer S. Morita has documented hundreds of these covers over the years which are available on Morita’s Flickr page.

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