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Moises Saman
Spanish, American. b. 1974 (Member)
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...
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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...
Featured Essays
Oct 16, 2017
Located well south of Seoul, the farming town of Soseong-ri has long been isolated from saber-rattling between North and South Korea. This all changed when the 160-person community discovered that a US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system) unit was going to be deployed there. Since then, Soseong-ri has become a center of Korean anti-war sentiment. Fearing that the presence of THAAD units... More...
Featured Essays
Jun 22, 2017
In April 2017, Moises Saman traveled to Libya on assignment for Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine to document Sub-Saharan migrants who had been detained in Libya while trying to make it across the Mediterranean Sea. The portfolio accompanied by an article written by Michael Obert.

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Featured Essays
Apr 4, 2017
The Bedouin people have largely abandoned their traditionally nomadic lifestyles in favor of more modern, permanent settlements. Most of Israel’s Bedouins live in urban areas though a substantial amount reside in small “unrecognized” villages scattered about the Negev Desert and Occupied Palestinian Territories. In an effort to confiscate non-Jewish land for the purpose of expanding Jewish settlements... More...