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Moises Saman
Spanish, American. b. 1974 (Member)
Featured Essays
May 22, 2018
Saipan Island, in the Northern Mariana Islands, has been a US territory ever since it was captured from Japan during a notoriously bloody battle in 1944. Until the 1990s, the island’s economy relied almost entirely on the American military presence. For ten years, beginning in the late-90s, the garment industry exploited unregulated labor regulations and since then, the island has been a fledgling... More...
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May 1, 2018
Sepak takraw is a 600 year old sport native to Southeast Asia and is especially popular in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Similar to volleyball, two teams of three players use their feet, knees, chest, and head to knock a rattan ball over a 1.5 meter high net and into the opposition’s half of the court.
Residents of Bangkok set up matches of all levels in the parks and side streets of the city.

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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...
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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.
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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...
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