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Moises Saman
Spanish, American. b. 1974
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...
Featured Essays
Feb 3, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has made the extrajudicial killing of criminals and drug users a central pillar of his domestic policy. Although official accounts vary, Duterte has publicly made reference to a “list” said to contain between 600,000 to 1,000,000 suspected drug addicts and drug dealers, including thousands of allegedly corrupt local government officials and police officers.... More...
Featured Essays
Jun 9, 2016
On assignment for The New York Times Magazine, Moises Saman traveled to the Kurdish region of southeast Turkey to cover the recent flare-up in Kurdish-Turkish relations.
Originating in the 1980s, the conflict boiled over during the 1990s when government forces raided and emptied Kurdish towns to counter the growth of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party). Tensions subsided when Recep Erdogan came to... More...