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Mikhael Subotzky
South African, b. 1981 (Member)
Featured Essays
Nov 12, 2019
Lebanon is witnessing its biggest protests for fifteen years, with huge crowds marching in anger at corruption and the cost of living. The protests were triggered by a tax on WhatsApp voice calls, that the government quickly ditched, and leads to the resignation of prime minister Saad Hariri after reaching 'Dead End' in resolving anti-government protests which has paralyzed the country for nearly two... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 12, 2019
The sound of the cage crashing to the ground tore through the house. The crow had escaped. A light came on, and on the bed Madhu tottered from left to right, trying to find her head. Her hands clasped at the smooth top of her torso, her head, before falling still for a moment and then again repeating the motion, frantically...

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Featured Essays
Nov 12, 2019
The Berlin Wall stretched over a hundred miles. It ran not only through the centre of Berlin, but also wrapped around West Berlin, entirely cutting West Berlin off from the rest of East Germany.
By 1989 it had been transformed into an 80 meter wide no-man’s-land, with an additional inner wall, soldiers patrolling with dogs, a raked ground that showed footprints, anti-vehicle trenches, electric fences,... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 12, 2019
Magnum Streetwise is an unmissable deep dive through the archive revealing the photographs and practices that have helped define what street photography is and can be. Magnum photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson pioneered ‘modern’ concepts of street photography before the term was even coined. But their influence is far from historic. A rich seam of street photography runs through the heart... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 12, 2019
Since 2016, much has changed for farm labor and immigration in California and along the west coast. Undocumented workers find themselves facing increased enforcement, and many who have lived and worked in the US for years now live in fear of ICE raids and deportation that breaks up families in which some members, often the children, are citizens and other members, usually the parents, are not.
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