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Moises Saman
Spanish, American. b. 1974 (Member)
Featured Essays
Mar 13, 2018
Some places become synonymous with tragedy, with catastrophe: Hiroshima, Chernobyl, Flint, Aleppo. On March 11, 2011, Fukushima joined that list. After a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan, the worst in its history, the nuclear reactors on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant automatically shut down. A tsunami soon followed, with waves up to 40 meters high; in Fukushima prefecture in northeastern... More...
Featured Essays
Feb 6, 2018
On the 16th may 1954, Swiss photographer and Magnum member Werner Bischof was tragically killed when the car he was travelling in, came off a cliff on a mountain road in the Andes, he was 38.

Peruvian-born Magnum photographer Moises Saman collaborated with Marco Bischof, Werner’s filmmaker son, to retrace Werner’s trip from the Andes to Trujillo, where the accident occurred.
For both Marco and Moises... More...
Featured Essays
Dec 18, 2017
In March 2016, following a failed truce, El Salvador’s President Cerén announced plans to put an end to the gangs which had made the nation the homicide-capital of the world. The police and military would be put on the offensive and gang members packed into jails. In response to Cerén, the country’s biggest gangs (MS-13, 18th Street Southerners, and 18th Street Revolutionaries) made their own announcement:... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 13, 2017
While documenting an innovative scientific study surveying the effects of climate change in the São Paulo region of Brazil, Moises Saman encountered the Guarani Indians. Life is precarious for the Guaranis living in Sunshine Village, a patch of forest just outside the city. Centuries of logging, hunting, burning and the introduction of foreign plant species have taken their toll on the forest, and... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 30, 2017
More than half a million Rohingya have fled across the border of Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 25, following a violent confrontation in Rakhine state that quickly escalated into what the United Nations has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Many have escaped burning villages by foot, walking for twelve to fourteen days before arriving in Bangladesh. Others brave the journey across... More...