Visionary photographer Devin Allen empowering young people with cameras, not guns

Baltimore-based photographer Devin Allen, who gained international attention when his documentary photograph of the Baltimore Uprising was published on a Time Magazine cover, honours his motto “shoot with the heart, not with the eyes” with every photo he takes. The self-taught photographer, who also teaches photography to young people in the city, wants to arm the youth of Baltimore with cameras, not guns. He explains: “Coming from … Continue reading Visionary photographer Devin Allen empowering young people with cameras, not guns

Berbers in Morocco: Documenting the oldest inhabitants of North Africa

Morocco’s indigenous people, the Berbers, and their defending of their culture has been documented by photojournalist Ferhat Bouda, and has been selected as part of this year’s International Festival of Photojournalism. The Berbers or Amazigh people (free people) are the oldest inhabitants of North Africa. For thousands of years they have been living on a vast expanse of land stretching from the Atlantic coast of … Continue reading Berbers in Morocco: Documenting the oldest inhabitants of North Africa

Will Wilson’s timeless portraits of Native Americans

Photographer Will Wilson is challenging people’s perceptions of Native Americans through his iconic photography of indigenous peoples in stark contrast to the “frozen in time” imagery of photographers of yesteryear. Will Wilson, a Diné photographer who spent his formative years living in the Navajo Nation, launched the Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange to question and expand upon the image of Native and indigenous people popularised by photographer Edward … Continue reading Will Wilson’s timeless portraits of Native Americans

Karim Iliya: Capturing the essence of Mother Earth by drone

Drone footage is one of the ways in which we can bring the world into our homes, and professional aerial cinematographer, Karim Iliya, has captured the world by drone not only for our visual pleasure but to “create appreciation in order to help protect our delicate ecosystems on Earth”. Highlighting the world’s natural beauty and landscapes, Pachamama: The World by Drone, is a stunning, awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping … Continue reading Karim Iliya: Capturing the essence of Mother Earth by drone

The Crying Forest puts Amazon deforestation under the spotlight

French street artist and photographer Philippe Echaroux is bringing to light the impact of deforestation on the Amazonian Paiter Surui tribe. In a project, entitled ‘The Crying Forest’, Echaroux captured portraits of the indigenous tribe of western Brazil and projected them on to trees in their native land. Photographs from ‘The Crying Forest’ are currently on display at the Galerie Taglialatella in Paris, until 15 December. … Continue reading The Crying Forest puts Amazon deforestation under the spotlight