John Vink – Refugees

We have decided, since this problem of refugees, migrants and other pariahs does not date from yesterday, to show the precious photographic work of John Vink who, from the eighties until the dawn of the year two thousand, has crisscrossed the world to document the fate of refugees with rare precision and stubbornness. From the forced departure of their country, to the arrival and the attempt to rebuild a “normal” life. It is then the whole process of this uprooting which appears to us in a respectful, dignified and talented iconography.

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This is John Vink's fourth of a 12 part project about the wide-ranging subject of rice in Cambodia. His comprehensive exploration will address such issues as seasonal growing cycle, religion, research, tradition, commerce, social and economic impact, climate change issues and more.

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This is John Vink's second of a 12 part project, produced in collaboration with ‘The Cambodia Daily’, about the wide-ranging subject of rice in Cambodia. His comprehensive exploration will address such issues as seasonal growing cycle, religion, research, tradition, commerce, social and economic impact, climate change issues and more

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This is John Vink's first of an 11 part project concerning the wide-ranging subject of rice in Cambodia. His comprehensive exploration will address such issues as seasonal growing cycle, religion, research, tradition, commerce, social and economic impact, climate change issues and more.

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The last 5 years John Vink has been revisiting some of the places and events where he took photographs 30 years ago, places which undeniably are 'Belgian', places and situations which are part of something which has roots going deeper than the concept of a nation

John Vink: ‘The photographer is not a hero’

Based out of Cambodia for the past 13 years, Belgium born photojournalist John Vink, member of the prestigious Magnum Photos is known for his long-term photographic ventures. His works, conducted in different corners of the world, are instrumental in giving an insight into the daily struggles of humankind for shelter, water or simply, survival. Unlike many, Vink has taken the digital space in his stride and his works are available as photography apps and e-books. Vink talks to Emaho about his photographic journey through the years, documentation of the land struggles of refugees, Khmer Rouge trial and his views on minimalistic roles of a photographer in storytelling.

John Vink Tumbles

Magnum photographer until June 2017, based in Cambodia, now with MAPS in Brussels, tumbles... Or...

This ability that pro photographers have to find and capture those revealing signals and include them in their photographs is what separates them from the amateurs.This is why the citizen photojournalists will never replace the professionals

© John Vink / Magnum Photos » 21 years ago

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21 years ago on Feb. 3rd I was celebrating my 39th anniversary shooting pictures…

Check it out here.