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Moises Saman
Spanish, American. b. 1974 (Member)
What does conflict look like 50 years after it starts? How are generations of a community transformed by the physicality of walls ? How are boundaries of identity metaphorically internalized and expressed in walled cities?

For the exhibition, Magnum photographer Moises Saman was commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography to travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he documented the Pe Read full story
Featured Essays
Jun 30, 2020
Evo Morales, former President of Bolivia from 2006 to 2019 is well known for his leftist activism and his Movement for Socialism (MAS) party. He moved Bolivia towards a mixed economy and created relationships with governments in Latin America such as Cuba and Venezuela.
After his reelection in 2009 and 2014, his popularity quickly declined as he attempted to abolish presidential term limits. Political... More...
Magnum News
Apr 10, 2020
Magnum Photographer Moises Saman has been awarded the Overseas Press Club's Olivier Rebbot Award for his 2018 coverage of El Salvador, shot on assignment for National Geographic.
The judges released this comment in regards to the project: "Saman’s images reflect the complexity of a situation that is too often only documented through scenes of gore. The humanity of the individuals entangled in this... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 5, 2019
Much of western Mosul remain in ruins years after the liberation from ISIS in July 2017. With little support from the Iraqi government and a still-crumbling infrastructure, three generations of Mosul's residents have taken rebuilding the city - and their livelihoods - into their own hands.

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May 31, 2019
Feature - Deported to a Warzone: Gang Violence in El SalvadorMoises SamanEl Salvador has long been a byword for violence. But 2015 saw more homicides than in any of the civil war years, making the tiny Central American nation the world’s murder capital. Nearly one person dies every hour, and less than five percent of the killings are solved. At the center of the mayhem are rival street gangs spawned... More...
Apr 10, 2019
In the time of misinformation campaigns, “fake news” accusations, and new forms of media manipulation, the truth can be elusive. Political strongmen work to discredit, vilify, or suppress reporting that they feel threatened by.

On assignment for TIME, Moises Saman traveled the world to photograph brave journalists determined to report the truth regardless of threats posed by governments or gangs.... More...