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An Embedded Photographer Empowers the Poor

Scenes of poverty are inescapable in a country like Bangladesh, where Western media and charities use them to generate outrage, sympathy and — sometimes — donations. That bothered Shehab Uddin, a former newspaper photographer in Bangladesh who knew there was more to the story than downtrodden people victimized by poverty, not to mention photojournalists.

Mr. Uddin not only asked permission to photograph poor people. He also moved in with several families and later had them help select the images that he would exhibit in their neighborhoods. read more

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Hunger in Afganistan

photographer Daniel Berehulak visting Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre (ITFC) wards, at the Bost Hospital, a Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) assisted hospital  in Lashkar Gah, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Read more: Daniel Berehulak the Freelancer’s Way

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Crisis Relief Singapore: Liking isn’t helping

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Crisis Relief Singapore LLP (CRS), previously known as Crisis Relief Society (Singapore)’s: Liking isn’t helping be a volunteer campaign


RICE INVESTIGATION

A defense volunteer stood on sacks of rice at a warehouse in Ayutthaya, Thailand, Thursday. Authorities launched an investigation in rice warehouses nationwide after 2.5 million tons of rice went missing from government stockpiles. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

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Elderly Pakistan Gul Nabi

March 18, 2013. Elderly Pakistan, Gul Nabi, 70, sits on a roadside near his home with his granddaughter Shailala, a year and a half, sleeping on his lap, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday. Gul Nabi and nine members of his family fled Pakistan’s tribal area of Bajur in 2009, due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, and took refuge in Islamabad. by Muhammed Muheisen

Read more: http://lightbox.time.com/2013/03/22/pictures-of-the-week-march-15-march-22/#ixzz2OoLowK7X

 

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Rotting wheat grain Amritsar, India

A laborer lifts a sack of rotting wheat grain trying to salvage any that was still edible, at an open storage area in Khamanon village, some 215 km (133 miles) from Amritsar, India.

Opposition parties have called the rotting grain a scandal. Nearly half of India’s children under age 5 are malnourished.

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Pakistani Abla Zahir, 6

Pictures of the Week: May 4 – May 11

May 4, 2012. Pakistani Abla Zahir, 6, sits on the ground holding her brother Yaseen, 1, while waiting to receive a ration of rice during a donated food distribution at the Beri Iman, a shrine of famous Sufi Saint Beri Imam, in Islamabad. link


World Press Photo Winner from 1955-2011 that highlighted hunger

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2005

The fingers of malnourished Alassa Galisou (1) are pressed against the lips of his mother Fatou Ousseini at an emergency feeding center. One of the worst droughts in recent times, together with a particularly heavy plague of locusts that had destroyed the previous year’s harvest, left millions of people severely short of food. (Finbarr O’Reilly)

2001

The body of a one-year-old boy who died of dehydration is prepared for burial at Jalozai refugee camp. The child’s family, originally from North Afghanistan, had sought refuge in Pakistan from political instability and the consequences of drought. The family gave the photographer permission to attend as they washed and wrapped his body in a white funeral shroud, according to Muslim tradition. In the overcrowded Jalozai camp, 80,000 refugees from Afghanistan endured squalid conditions. (Erik Refner)

1992

A mother carries her dead child to the grave, after wrapping it in a shroud according to local custom. A bad drought coupled with the effects of civil war caused a terrible famine in Somalia which claimed the lives of between one and two million people over a period of two years, more than 200 a day in the worst affected areas. The international airlift of relief supplies which started in July was hampered by heavily armed gangs of clansmen who looted food storage centers and slowed down the distribution of the supplies by aid organizations. (James Nachtwey)

1980

A starving boy and a missionary in Uganda. (Mike Wells)

1979

A Cambodian woman cradles her child while waiting for food to be distributed at a refugee camp. (David Burnett)

1974

The Faces of Hunger. A mother comforts her child, both victims of drought. (Ovie Carter)


‘A national shame’

Rajni, a severely malnourished 2-year-old girl, is weighed by health workers at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Center of Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Feb. 1. India has failed to reduce its high prevalence of child malnutrition despite its economy doubling between 1990 and 2005 to become Asia’s third largest. A recent government-supported survey said 42 percent of children under age 5 are underweight – almost double that of sub-Saharan Africa – compared to 43 percent five years ago. The statistic – which means 3,000 children are dying daily due to illnesses related to poor diets – prompted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to admit that malnutrition was “a national shame” and was putting the health of the nation in jeopardy.

 

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

 

 


FAMINE IN NORTH KOREA

Third Place Pictures of the Year International 
Damir Sagolj
Thomson Reuters

 


Silent famine

Residents of Taziri, North Korea, wait for Red Cross food supplies in December 1995, not long after the death of Kim Il Sung left Kim Jong Il in control of the country. At the time, around 130,000 North Koreans were reportedly on the brink of famine and 500,000 were homeless.

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Eyes from behind the mirror

the same body of work as below but more extensive …. great work!

 

 Damir Sagolj
The opinions expressed are his own

 

http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/10/07/eyes-from-behind-the-mirror/



A View of Hunger in North Korea

Damir Sagolj, a Bangkok-based Reuters photographer, was among a group of journalists invited last week by North Korea’s Economy and Trade Information Center to document the food crisis in the country’s farm belt. North Korea has appealed for food aid after a harsh winter and a series of summer floods and storms, but so far, only 30 percent of a United Nations aid target has been met.

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/a-view-of-hunger-in-north-korea/?src=tp

 


Rethinking the famine story – a multimedia series

Dr Dave Clark, working as a multimedia journalist for China Daily, set out this summer to do something different. Focusing on the larger issue of food insecurity in Asia, he photographed, filmed and produced a six-part video series to provide a more complex story. Shooting in Nepal, Bangladesh and China, Clark explored the impact of population growth, urban growth, changing tastes and biotechnology. http://www.imaging-famine.org/blog/