by Daro Sulakauri for the 2017 Joop Swart Masterclass
hat does it feel like when you are living on the edge… to be perpetually on the edge of losing, say, a part of your house? Or waking up to find that your house is divided with your living room in your own country, but your kitchen now residing within enemy-occupied territory?
Photographer Matt Sutton reports on the work of MAG (Mines Advisory Group) in Laos. The country was hit by an average one B52 bomb-load every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, between 1964 and 1973. Of the 260m “bombies” that rained down, particularly on Xieng Khouang province, 80m failed to explode, leaving a deadly legacy. These photos were taken over the past 12 years and are part of an ongoing book project. The book, Legacy of a Secret, was runner-up for the Leica European Publisher’s award
Photographer Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) visited India and Sri Lanka with Christian Aid. His work featured in our one-year anniversary exhibition ‘Every time I see the sea’. Tim’s thoughtful and emotional images captured the mood of a coastal community learning to trust again.