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Moises Saman
Spanish, American. b. 1974
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...
Featured Essays
Mar 10, 2016
In February Moises Saman returned to Iraq to continue documenting the effects of the Civil Wars there and in Syria. On assignment for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), he visited displaced Iraqi families in Tikrit, Baghdad, and Anbar Province where relief organizations are challenged by increasing demands for aid and support with improving sanitary conditions.

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Feb 10, 2016
April 18 - April 22 2016
Raleigh Studios, Hollywood

Magnum Photos are excited to partner with Photo Independent to bring three workshops, lead by leading Magnum photographers to Hollywood, Los Angeles. For nearly seventy years, Magnum’s international photographers have chronicled the world; interpreting its environment, people and events and helping to shape documentary photography as a modern form... More...
Feb 18, 2016
Discordia, a new book by Magnum photographer Moises Saman, represents a personal memory of the nearly four years he spent living and working as a photojournalist in the Middle East during the Arab Spring from 2011 to 2015.

“These photographs were taken while I was working as a photojournalist in multiple countries in the region for publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and TIME... More...