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
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.
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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)
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
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.