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Dec 11, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Since 1988 the European Parliament has been awarding the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to individuals and organisations that have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the prize, the European Parliament, together with Magnum Photos, presents a new documentary project that profiles four human rights activists from around the world.
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Dec 11, 2017
by David Alan Harvey
A Haenyeo is a woman diver who gathers products for a living, and Jeju is home to the largest number of them in Korea. The women have received a considerable amount of attention around the globe. The haenyeo symbolize Jeju women – with their unyielding spirit they played a leading role booting the Jeju economy by working all over the country. Jeju Haenyeo is intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity... More...
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Dec 4, 2017
by Carolyn Drake
Kakuma, located in Kenya, is the largest and oldest refugee camp in the world. Established in 1991, the camp is home to 150,000 people who’ve fled their native countries of Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and more recently, South Sudan.
Inhabitants receive basic food and lodging allowances but those with better means have established small businesses... More...
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Nov 28, 2017
by Peter van Agtmael
In October 2017, Peter Van Agtmael took a short road trip through Pennsylvania, photographing the state that surprised its east-coast neighbors when it helped deliver President Trump’s victory just one year ago. Suffering from a loss of manufacturing and other blue collar jobs, Pennsylvania has also been hit hard by the opioid crisis. During his campaign, Trump’s message of a revitalized coal industry... More...
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Nov 21, 2017
by Peter van Agtmael
On assignment for French daily newspaper Libération, Peter Van Agtmael photographed legendary American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Through the course of his career, the 87 year old musician has had a major influence on jazz giants like Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis, who was also a close friend. Davis said he admired Jamal’s “concept of space, his lightness... More...
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Nov 20, 2017
by Newsha Tavakolian
On the evening of November 12th a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border region resulting in 7,500 injuries and at least 500 fatalities. It’s the deadliest earthquake of 2017. The damage was especially high near the epicenter in Iran’s western Kermanshah province. 70,000 people lost their homes and have had to seek alternate shelter as temperatures in this mountainous region have been... More...
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Nov 20, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
On November 16th it was announced that 210,000 gallons of oil has leaked from the Keystone Pipeline. This is the largest spill from the controversial pipeline to date.
Magnum photographers have been documenting opposition to the creation of the pipeline, notably Larry Towell who's made four trips to the region.

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