NOOR’s Installation at the Zaatari Refugee Camp
Four photographers from the distinguished Amsterdam-based photojournalism collective NOOR spent New Years in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Located 18 miles from the Syrian border, the camp opened with just 100 families in July 2012. It now hosts around 120,000 residents, making it the second-largest refugee camp in the world….
… These four photographers also documented daily lives in the camp. The resulting images and some from the photo booth have now been made into large outdoor prints that will be hung on the 330 yards of barbed-wire T-walls that surround the entrance to the camp. The aim is to provide refugees inside Zaatari with a way to reflect on their own situation, as well as draw attention to the Syrian refugee crisis. read more
Brazil’s Protests, on and Off the Wall
Not only are these incredible photographs, but Foto Protesto SP puts the photographs back in the streets.
..A group called Foto Protesto SP was posting the images publicly, scenes from the demonstrations and clashes that swept through Brazil earlier this year. They wanted to make sure the protests would not be forgotten as people went about their daily, and rushed, routine.
..“It was a process of occupying the city with photography,” said Mr. Lima, a freelance photographer for The New York Times. “And, because it is an artistic intervention, it didn’t even come to mind for us that getting permission would be necessary for this to happen.”
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