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British, b. Burma 1947
Abdul Sattar Edhi: 1928-2016
Jul 15, 2016
Abdul Sattar Edhi, creator of the largest public welfare charity in Pakistan, passed away on Friday, July 8th. He will be honored with a state funeral. Edhi ran a string of charities, ranging from orphanages, safe houses for women, mental institutions, identification services for deceased homeless and much more.
Chris Steele-Perkins, who photographed Edhi, shared his thoughts:
"Abdul Sattar EDHI...
From the Archive
Dec 29, 2015
‘Comfort Women’ was the term used to disguise the use of women as sex slaves to the Japanese military during the Pacific (Second World) War. It happened throughout the South Pacific region that Japan controlled, including Korea. Some of the Korean women have been particularly courageous and outspoken about what happened to them and have formed a group fighting for recognition of the crimes committed...
Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor March for Refugees
Sep 17, 2015
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor led a protest march through central London on 17 September to campaign for "human rather than political" responses to the refugee crisis. The artists each carried a tatty, grey blanket as a symbol of the needs of the world's refugees on the 12 km walk, stating that this issue "concerns everybody". Magnum photographer Chris...
Nagasaki Bombing Survivor Senji Yamaguchi
Aug 11, 2015
(10 years ago Chris Steele-Perkins visited Hiroshima with writer Miyako Yamada to document the stories of Hibakusha - Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is the twelfth of a series of posts in which we'll share their recollections of the horrifying events that occurred 70 years ago.)
Ms. Senji Yamaguchi. Born 1930. 14 years old at time of Nagasaki bombing.
Nagasaki Bombing Survivor Fujie Yamada
Aug 10, 2015
(10 years ago Chris Steele-Perkins visited Hiroshima with writer Miyako Yamada to document the stories of Hibakusha - Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is the eleventh of a series of posts in which we'll share their recollections of the horrifying events that occurred 70 years ago.)
Ms. Fujie Yamada. Born 1923. 22 years old at time of Nagasaki bombing.