Tag: Moises Saman

  • Stop Over – The Leica camera Blog

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    In candid images, Magnum photographer Moises Saman tells the story about the fate of refugees in Jordan.

  • The Rohingya’s Desperate Journey Out of Myanmar | The New Yorker

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    The Rohingya’s Desperate Journey Out of Myanmar | The New Yorker

    The Magnum photojournalist Moises Saman was in Bangladesh this past week documenting the conditions Rohingya are enduring as they flee, whether wading through the river that marks the border between the two countries, making desperate efforts to obtain food and shelter, or finding dignified ways to bury their dead

  • Discordia – Magnum Photojournalist Moises Saman Presents His First, Terrific Photobook | Fotografia Magazine

    Discordia – Magnum Photojournalist Moises Saman Presents His First, Terrific Photobook

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    Spanish American photographer Moises Saman – a member of Magnum Photos and one of the top photojournalists out there – discusses Discordia, his first self-published photobook made in collaboration with artist Daria Birang

  • Anatomy of a Photobook: Moises Saman’s Discordia | TIME

    Anatomy of a Photobook: Moises Saman’s Discordia

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    Moises Saman explains how his book, Discordia, was made

  • Powerful Photos of Five Years of Upheaval in the Middle East | VICE | United States

    Powerful Photos of Five Years of Upheaval in the Middle East

    Moises Saman: In Discordia, I felt the need to transcend the “news” aspect of the story, and instead work with the slightly more imprecise images that, in my opinion, offer a more nuanced narrative, one that was more in tune with my personal experience in the region

  • In Conversation: Photographer Moises Saman On His Journey Documenting the Arab Spring

    In Conversation: Photographer Moises Saman On His Journey Documenting the Arab Spring

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    “I was going from one assignment to another, from one revolution to the next, without really seeing the big picture,” says Saman, who now lives in Barcelona, Spain with his fiancée. “I was working one week in Tunisia, the next week in Egypt, and two weeks later I was in Aleppo. I didn’t really have the luxury of much perspective—not that there was necessarily any to be had. The situations were so complex. I just felt the need to sort of slow down and take a look at what I had done.”

  • Moises Saman’s Diary from the Middle East – The New Yorker

    Moises Saman’s Diary from the Middle East

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    in his new book, “Discordia,” which he is self-publishing this month, Saman collects images that convey a more personal and poetic account of his experience in the Middle East. The photographs often capture quiet moments peripheral to the action of a photojournalist: men collecting scrap metal from vehicles burned during the Rabaa massacre, in Cairo; the burial of a fallen fighter in Aleppo

  • Magnum Photos Blog

    Rojava & Bashur: After Islamic State

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    SamanMagnum photographer Moises Saman visited Iraqi Kurdistan, known as “Bashur”, or southern Kurdistan to Kurds, and to Kurdish-controlled parts of northern Syria, collectively known to Kurds as Rojava, or western Kurdistan, to document the latest phase of the Kurds’ battle against the Islamic State

  • Digging for Gold in the Andes – The New Yorker

    Digging for Gold in the Andes

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    The mines at La Rinconada, a bitter-cold, mercury-contaminated pueblo clinging to the glaciered mountainside, are “artisanal”—small, unregulated, and grossly unsafe. To stave off disaster, the miners propitiate the mountain deities with tiny liquor bottles. CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY MOISES SAMAN / MAGNUM

  • Photojournalist Moises Saman Receives Guggenheim Fellowship | TIME

    Photojournalist Moises Saman Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

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    Awarded annually since 1925 “to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions” the Guggenheim is one of the most prestigious awards of its kind.

  • Discordia: The Arab Spring – The New Yorker

    Discordia: The Arab Spring

    Since 2011, the photographer Moises Saman has been documenting the upheaval in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and Tunisia. Though the photographs collectively capture the events of the past four years, his project “Discordia: The Arab Spring” is less literal, less linear. “From the start, I didn’t see ‘Discordia’ as a straightforward journalistic project but rather an exploration through imagery of my personal experience of the Arab Spring,”

  • Slide Show: Capturing the Hong Kong Protests

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    The photographer Moises Saman spent the weekend documenting the protests in Hong Kong

  • Tragedy on Mount Sinjar – LightBox

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    With temperatures reaching 100 degrees, the conditions on the Sinjar Mountains are dire. Most of the Yezidis ran for the hills without food and water. “That’s why it’s been such a dramatic situation for them,” says Moises Saman. “Without supplies on a mountain like that, nobody can survive more than a couple of days.”

  • The Reach of War: A Day with Doctors Without Borders – LightBox

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    In late 2013, the medical humanitarian organizationDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent four photographers and videographers—Kate Brooks, Ton Koene, Moises Saman and Yuri Kozyrev—to outposts in Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, where MSF provides help to Syrian refugees. The project, shot over a single day, chronicles the Syrian war’s reach beyond the country’s borders. Phil Zabriskie, Doctors Without Borders’ managing editor, speaks to TIME LightBox.

  • Moises Saman Captures Dramatic Images of Iraqi Helicopter Crash – LightBox

    Moises Saman Captures Dramatic Images of Iraqi Helicopter Crash

    Another photographer, Adam Ferguson, and the New York Times’ Paris bureau chief Alissa J. Rubin were also on board and sustained minor injuries. “If we had been another 50 meters higher we’d all be dead,” Ferguson told the Times.

  • PDNPulse » Magnum Photos Names Nominee, New Member, Appoints New Executive Director

    Magnum Photos Names Nominee, New Member, Appoints New Executive Director

    members of the photography collective voted to make Moises Saman, a long-time Magnum associate, a full member of the agency

  • Moises Saman’s Return to Iraq

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    Link: Moises Saman’s Return to Iraq : The New Yorker

    The photographer Moises Saman, who has covered the Arab Spring and the Syrian civil war for The New Yorker, has done extensive work in Iraq, but had not been back since 2010. He returned in March to take photographs to accompany my piece, and found what he called “a mood of pessimistic perseverance.”

  • Moises Saman’s Stunning Photos See a Place Beyond Death

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    Link: Moises Saman’s Stunning Photos See a Place Beyond Death | VICE United Kingdom

    Peruvian photographer, Moises Saman, has spent his recent years living in Cairo, documenting the Arab Spring’s effect on the city’s residents. Though he might argue “documenting” is the wrong word. His work wilfully avoids a chronological, ordered, historical view of the uprising – instead focusing on honesty and emotions. We spoke to him about how he maintains faith in humanity after working in warzones for years, and the irrelevance of “objectivity” in relation to his work.

    via The latest edition of Photojournalism Links – LightBox
  • Moises Saman’s Photographs of Egyptian Archeology

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    Link: Slide Show: Moises Saman’s Photographs of Egyptian Archeology : The New Yorker

    In January of this year, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University sent a team, led by the field director Matthew Adams, to assess what had been stolen. The photographer Moises Saman joined them, in March, to document their operation.

  • Conflict Photographer’s Best Pictures Are Some of Humanity’s Worst Moments

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    Link: Conflict Photographer’s Best Pictures Are Some of Humanity’s Worst Moments | Raw File | Wired.com

    Moises Saman is one of the leading conflict photographers of our time. In recent years, he has worked in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, and Libya. In the August Issue of WIRED, Saman’s photographs and interviews from Aleppo in Syria accompanied Matthieu Aikins’ article about bomb-makers in the rebel homemade arms industry. The assignment was Saman’s third visit Syria since the onset of civil unrest in March 2011. Early in the conflict, he documented protests against the regime in the cities of Hama and Homs and in 2012, Saman was in Aleppo shortly after the Free Syrian Army had taken control.