1. REBELS OF LOVE // New Indian generation & love marriage // 2012


    from Zoe Vincenti Multimedia Added 24 0 0

    There is a new generation of Indians that struggles in the name of love.They risk their lives in order to fulfill their dream of marrying the person they want. They run away from their families who, due to the social context, condemn their choices and try to hurt or kill them. They break with the traditional system of values and create a new order. They fight against the caste - still present in India even though Gandhi declared it illegal - and a strict religious system. This tendency is particularly strong in some areas of northern India, in places such as Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, where the consequences of globalization and Indian economic development crash against the medieval structures of the society. Many of them are caught after their escape. Women are imprisoned in rooms where they are bitten and tortured by male family members and forced to stay without food and water. They are coerced into marrying men they don't love. The rage of the female’s families are also passed on to their lovers. If they are taken they are murdered. Indian society calls this kind of murder “honor killing”. This silent carnage due also to the inaction of the Indian government that hasn't yet approved a law against honor killing . The only protection for these “Rebels of love” - as we called them - is in shelters which are developing in Delhi and Haryana. The most known is in Delhi, is managed by the Love Commandos (a group that offers protection to couples who face threats), but there’s another strong association based in Haryana, called AIDWA ( all India democratic women association ). The number of love marriages is increasing in India. They represent around 25% of all marriages, but it’s always been a taboo in India, something accepted only in Bollywood films or religious tales. This cultural change signified an assertive and empowered new young generation that will drive the country into a deep social metamorphosis. Zoe Vincenti: photos + videos + edit Stefania Prandi: text

    + More details
    • Christian Ramirez News Photography Demo Reel 2015


      from Christian Ramirez Added

      All Footage in this Demo Reel was filmed by Christian Ramirez and Aired TV Broadcast Provide Courtesy of WROC and 13WHAM Rochester, NY

      + More details
      • Print Box: Documentary


        from Mo Daoud Added 11 0 0

        Second in our series showcasing some of our documentary work spanning 20+ years. When I first got into photography I had no access to studios and lighting so I would capture what was around me- the people I hung out with and the environments I lived and worked in. Looking back at this body of work I still continue to shoot in the same photographic style as when I first started out. Whether it's the seedy clubs in London back in 1990 or this years image of a homeless man walking the streets of old downtown Vegas.

        + More details
        • Troeger Party of Two


          from abbythepotter Added 291 0 0

          Chelsea & Jordan's big day :)

          + More details
          • Adam Hinton: The gangs of El Salvador


            from Panos Pictures Added 214 0 0

            El Salvador has been the second most murderous country in the world for a number of years. The two main gangs, or maras, facing off in the poor barrios of San Salvador and other cities, are the Mara Salvatrucha (MS) and the Barrio 18 (M18). Both originated in the poor Latino neighbourhoods of Los Angeles in the 1980 samongst young Central Americans who had escaped the incessant warfare in their home countries. When they were expelled from the US, they took their gang allegiances and turf wars with them back home. Adam Hinton travelled to El Salvador, meeting ordinary Salvadorians whose lives have been affected by the gang warfare and some of the thousands of heavily tattooed gang members serving long sentences in the country's overflowing jails.

            + More details
            • Beyond dreams and hopes


              from emine akbaba Added 15 1 0

              Syrian children have been the forgotten victims of the horrific war, since the beginning of the conflict. Today, over 5 million children are in need of assistance, including over 1 million Syrian children who have sought refuge in neighboring countries. A "lost generation" what these children are at risk of becoming. They cannot be ignored. In this project I have tried to capture the personal consequences of a war that is only portrayed through the impersonal and sensationalized news reporting. I want to investigate the story and the feelings of one individual family. I am especially focused on women and children. Eye´s story is a powerful example of the wide reach of the horrors of war. The war has changed her personality, and altered her life. Nightmares have been plaguing her ever since she saw with her own eyes how people were beheaded in Aleppo on the street in broad daylight. She doesn‘t want to speak with anyone. Eye sits alone most of the time. The war destroyed all their dreams and hopes. It will never ever gonna be the same as it was before the conflict started. More than a year ago I started working on a project about one individual Syrian family who lived in fear and misery and now try to start a new life in Turkey after they have escaped the war at night. I felt a strong need to document and record the misery of war and the way in which it destroys many lives of families, and especially those of children and women. I want to show a personal story of this war, in contrast to the often sensationalized mass media coverage.

              + More details
              • Diagnosed with ALS: Christi Wyatt Zimmerman Shares Her Story


                from Sarah A. Miller Added 8 0 0

                The Ice Bucket Challenge couldn't have come at a better time for Tyler resident Christi Wyatt Zimmerman. Diagnosed with ALS at age 36, Zimmerman hopes that money raised from last summer will result in a cure for her fatal disease.

                + More details
                • Barber Drag Racing


                  from Sarah A. Miller Added 4 0 0

                  Jeannie met her husband Monte Barber 21 years ago at the drag strip in Hallsville, Texas. Now they both are weekend racers.

                  + More details
                  • A Family Reunited


                    from Mikaela MacKenzie Added 2 0 0

                    After 11 years apart, the Wesee family is finally reunited.

                    + More details
                    • Come Hell or High Water: 8 Photojournalists Revisit Katrina


                      from Newsweek Added

                      Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans and surrounding cities with 150 mile per hour winds and nearly 40 foot waves on August 29, 2005. "We're facing the storm most of us have feared," New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin would say at the time, as buses were streamed in to evacuate citizens. "This is going to be an unprecedented event." Hours later, the worst of the storm was over and hundreds of people were killed. With communication cut off and a complete picture of the storm's devastation still taking shape, the early images from journalists on the ground helped bring the situation into focus for the country. Heart-wrenching images of entire neighborhoods flooded, of children begging for drinking water, of a great city wiped away. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans and its surroundings, Newsweek sat down with eight photojournalists to discuss what they remember about the storm on its anniversary. Read the story at Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/eight-photojournalists-recall-aftermath-hurricane-katrina-371044

                      + More details

                      What are Tags?


                      Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."