A Ukrainian soldier on the front line of Avdiivka. The war in Donbass doesn't stop. Armed conflict continues to spill blood in eastern Ukraine between Kiev loyalists and pro-Russian separatists. Encrusted, abandoned, anonymous... Five years immersed in an infinite trench war that has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people... On the front line the clashes continue while in this no-man's-land in the middle of the crossfire between the two armies, the real victims of this fratricidal chaos try to survive in a permanent oblivion. Elders who have nowhere else to go and who continue calling “home” this shattered piece of land...
«Donbass. The Forgotten War»
A Sri Lankan catholic woman (middle) weeps hugging one of the three coffins that contains her grandchildren beside other coffins of her relatives laid for burial while a Sri Lankan catholic priest surrounded by devotees and family members of the victims carry out religious rituals during a mass burial for Easter Sunday Church bomb blast victims in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, 04- 24-2019. A string of suicide bombings rocked hotels and churches across Sri Lanka on April 21, killing more than 250 people and wounding 500 others. According to the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, 42 foreign nationals are among those killed.
«one last hug»
Козел во время акции Национальный корпус дарит козла для президента Чехии, возле здания посольства Чехии, в Киеве, 12 октября 2017 г. Активистов возмутило заявление Президента Чехии Милоша Земана, в которой он предложил украинцам отказаться от Крыма. Представители Национального Корпуса привели под стены посольства козла, который олицетворял Земана младшего. Животное было выбрано неслучайно, ведь Чехия славится своим пивом Kozel. Вместе с козлом был привезен зарубежный чешский паспорт.
«Козел во время акции Национальный корпус дарит козла для президента Чехии, возле здания посольства Чехии, в Киеве, 12 октября 2017 г. »
Palinchak Mihajlo, Ukraine
Aragon-Renuncio Antonio, Spain
In recent years Burkina Faso, one of the poorest and safest countries in West Africa, has been the target of more than 300 attacks by Islamic terrorism linked to Dáesh. Among their objectives (they began to carry out operations in the country after the agreements with former president Blaise Compaoré -overthrowns in 2014 after 27 years of iron dictatorship- had been broken who gave them support in exchange for not carrying out actions in Burkina) were government offices and members of the army and police. Education in French and teachers have become the center of the attacks that has forced to close more than 1000 schools, has left 150,000 children without classes only in the last year, and has made abandon their work and seek refuge to 60% of the teachers… The jihadist threat to teachers in Burkina and other countries in the region is clear: Teach the Koran or die. Children are afraid. They don't go to school anymore. They fear an attack and they have started studying at home. Improvised blackboards, regiments of children learning from each other… great whirlpool of creative and culturally resistance. Education generates trust. Trust generates hope. Hope generates peace…
AlKamel S.Baqer-, Bahrain
Bahrain loses one of its leading Islamic Scholars. Bahrain witnessed a major funeral after the death of cleric Abdulhussain al-Sitri on 14 October 2018 with a heart attack. Thousands of citizens participated in the funeral with the broad participation of Islamic scholars. Al-Sitri is considered as one of the greatest clerics in the region of Sitra and Bahrain in general, in the dissemination of the sciences of religion and awareness to society.
Malec Zbigniew, Poland
Three-Kings' retinue - street children's plays organized on the streets of many places in Poland and in the world. He comes from the Polish nativity and carol tradition. The Polish Royal Order of the Three Kings is one of the biggest street whites in the world. It involves going down the streets of children and kings who are heading to Stajenka to bow to Jesus. Carols are sung on the way, all participants receive carol singers and colorful paper crowns.
In recent years Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries and safest in West Africa, has been the target of more than 300 attacks by Islamic terrorism linked to Dáesh. Among their objectives (which began to carry out operations in the country after the agreements with former president Blaise Compaoré -overthrowns in 2014 after 27 years of iron dictatorship- who gave them support in exchange for not carrying out violent actions in Burkina) were government offices and members of the army and police. Education in French and teachers are the center of the attacks that has forced to close more than 1000 schools, has left 150,000 children without classes, and has made abandon their work and seek refuge to 60% of the teachers… The jihadist threat to teachers in Burkina, which is spreading rapidly to other countries in the region, is clear: Teach the Koran or die. Children are afraid. They don't go to school anymore. They fear an attack and they have started studying at home. Improvised blackboards, regiments of children learning from each other (the older ones teach the younger ones)… great whirlpool of creative and culturally resistance.
«Dangerous Minds. Teach the Koran or Die»
«Детский день в женской колонии в Сибири»
Aragon-Renuncio Antonio, Spain
About two decades ago, in Burkina Faso -as a result of the lack of security, the corruption of law enforcement and the bribery of judicial authorities -the emergence armed self-defence groups created mainly to fight robbery, thieves and armed assaults began to emerge. These militias, popularly known in the Mossi language as Koglweogo (like the Defenders of Nature) have become protector “angels” of the people, where police and military forces are absent within a completely corrupt system. Traditional uniforms to fight against criminals, weapons of past centuries to try to rule the law, chains to protect their neighborhood… courage and leadership in combating the generalized corruption… Koglweogo are the only hope for the people how lives in this forgotten land. They give their lives for the welfare of their people. Every day… everywhere… where the hope is the real feeling that keep them alive. The forty members of the Koglweogo in Goudrin who watch over and care for the more than 53,000 inhabitants of this slum outside Ouagadougou are very clear: Those who do not like Koglweogo are because they are thieves.
Palinchak Mihajlo, Ukraine
Volkov Pavel, Russian F.
Road home Since the beginning of the 1990s, the problem of homeless people in Russia has become more acute. Thousands of people became homeless. Some lost their job and the opportunity to pay for housing. Others were victims of frauds and lost their only homes. In the hope of settling in a new place, residents of the former Soviet Union rushed in Russia, but not all of them found themselves in a new life. Not only alcoholics and marginals found themselves in the streets, but also the elderly, orphans, people with special needs, the disabled. Their new home was often one of the railway stations, abandoned houses etc. It is difficult to give an exact figure of the number of homeless in modern Russia – it is not easy to count all the homeless. Most of them live in the so-called workhouses, social shelters and shelters where tpeople try to help them – to make new documents, to find relatives, receive medical care, to warm and feed, to get a job. Part of homeless living on the streets, earn a living from the delivery of nonferrous metal, search for food in the garbage cans. At the sight of a smelly man in ragged, dirty clothes, with a cart full of rubbish, we are often disgusted to move away and shyly hide our eyes on the floor. We think it's a different world, it's not about us. However, even today almost everyone can become homeless. It is not that difficult as we sometimes think. The way to the side of life for many people passes under one scheme: I signed some papers for life rent- and they took away my apartment, wife divorced with me, she discharged me from the apartment, I have nowhere to live, I returned from the hospital, was robbed at the station, all my money and documents were stolen, I lost memory – and woke up on the street. All stories are so different and at the same time so similar. Gullible, lonely pensioners, former Afghans-soldiers who have not found themselves in a peaceful life, teachers, graduates of orphanages - any of them can be that yesterday's homeless guy from the Kazan station, from whom you shyly turned away or put in his hand 50 rubles. It is very difficult to return to normal life ater living on the street. Not many people are able to do that. The organizers of various work and social houses believe that the path to normal life for those homeless who want to return to it lies through work and expeccially work and communal living. In this they rely on the example of the organization in Kronstadt made by father John of Kronstadt in 1882, it was the first house of diligence. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, homeless people are helped by various organizations (for example , such as the hangar of salvation of the service Mercy, Nochlezhka and many others). The homeless can also receive medical, legal and other assistance there. Working on my project, I thought a lot about the fact that every homeless person has his own tragic story. Very rarely they are ready to talk about themselves and their lives. Not all of them got on the streets because of the addiction to alcohol. Many people want to go home. Even if their houses are gone. Let them be silent about it, but their faces tell us their silent and terrible story about what it is – to lose a home and cant find a way to it.
AlKamel S.Baqer-, Bahrain
SHimkovich Roman, Ukraine
Rupeta Oleksandr, Ukraine
Peach margin series. “Homosexuality does not exist in China.” This is modern China’s stance on lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) identities. And yet when it does, national authorities turn a blind eye to their activities, so long as these are not reflected publicly. Meanwhile, Chinese mythological stories and traditional folktales are full of same gender love plots. From the Rabbit Deity, the Daoist patron god of gay men, to famous Chinese legends such as the Butterfly Lovers, a tragic love story filled with homoerotic subtext. However, despite the country’s conservative attitude toward homosexuality (today clinics in China continue to offer “conversion therapy” to LGBT people intended to alter their sexuality), younger generations are much more supportive of LGBT people, bridging the divide between China’s folktales of acceptance and politics of oppression.
«Финал балетного концерта»
«Changing of the guard»
«Дебют або перший сольний»
«РІШАРД КАНАФОСЬКИЙ »
Khan Md-Shahnewaz, Bangladesh
VOHH FOTO FEST “VOHH FOTO FEST” is a Biennial, Month long, International photography-festival in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Started March 04, 2018 and their aim is to spread photographic revolution, to make awareness for Social Development and Environment. It’s already has been held at rural communities, Villages, Sea areas, Streets, Garbage-Dump-yard, slums, factories, even in jungle, wild environment and among the tribes. The purpose of this photography festival is, to convey to the all kind of people, especially local people, rural people. In the same way, those backward places have been selected for exhibition, where improvement is needed; awareness is needed for the local and rural peoples. VOHH FOTO FEST is a massage to the worldwide and that is, photography for humanity. During VOHH FOTO FEST, I lost my Mother; she was died on March 25, 2018. Although the photography festival was held throughout March 2018 but it’ll be run for two years and second VOHH FOTO FEST will began in the year 2020. At this time, festival's photo stories will appear in different parts of Bangladesh. It's a story and documentary based photography festival and the theme was “VOHH – Voice of Humanity and Hope”. VOHH FOTO FEST jury was, SAMER MOHDAD from Arab Image, SVETLANA BACHEVANOVA from FotoEvidence Press a publishing house for documentary photography, EILEEN MIGNONI from Alexia Foundation and BARBARA SILBE from EyesOpen Magazine. Worldwide storytellers, artists and photojournalists, send nearly 1000 stories from 44 countries around the world; Honorable Jury selected 20 best stories among them. And the first VOHH FOTO FEST-Gold Medal winner was Spanish photographer Alejandro Martinez Velez for his story Migrants in Belgrade. I'm, Founder Director of VOHH FOTO FEST. This is my dream, my ideology and my philosophy and my footprint on the earth. Most of the photos of this story I have taken by Mobile camera. I was too busy but never forget to document VOHH FOTO FEST.
Rupeta Oleksandr, Ukraine
Potyanok Oleksij, Ukraine
Volocshuk Oleg, Ukraine
Chowdhury- Mithail-Afrige-, Bangladesh
At every saturday and tuesday of the last fifteen days of kartik (a bengali month) , thousands hindu worshiper celebrate ' Rakher upobash', a holy festival of praying and fasting. It is also known as 'kartik brata'. This celebration takes place at every temple of loknath brammhachari throughout the world. But the biggest gathering takes place at the premises of Sri Sri Loknath Brammhachari Ashram, Baradi, Sonargaon. Loknath brammachari was a famous yogi. He was born in 1730 at undivided bengal and considered as a deity among his disciples. Devotees from every corner of the country come to join this holy occasion every year . Some even come from nepal and india. As the sun sets in the west, devotees start the ritual of 'Rakher upobash' by illuminating the earthen candles and burning the incense. worshipers offer garlands of flower, fruits and foods to the deity and recite holy chants. They break their day long fast with the blessed food known as prasad. By perfoming this sacred rituals, the devotees believe that no sinister forces can harm them and their loved ones will be saved from danger with the blessings of Loknath brammhachari.
Gómez-Sastre Joaquín, Spain
CANTABRIAN WARS The festival of the Cantabrian wars is an event that is represented in the municipality of Los Corrales de Buelna (Cantabria), the last weekend of August and the first of September. This festival of marked historical character, represents the Cantabrian wars that the Roman troops maintained centuries ago against the peoples who lived there. Its first edition was in 2001 and since 2008 this festival is considered of national tourist interest. It has the active participation of more than 1800 people, which are divided into thirteen Cantabrian tribes and thirteen Roman legions. In this way, they recreate battles and the way of life in the camps of both sides. The eighteenth edition of the Cantabrian Wars in the Cantabrian town of Los Corrales de Buelna, (Festival of National Tourist Interest), begins its second and last weekend, (it takes place the last week of August and the first of September), highlighting the concentration of acts in what will be, this Friday, the Cantabrian Day, a day in which the main role goes to the insurgents and Cantabrian tribes. With acts such as the parade of the torches, as well as the meeting of all the heads of the different clans to attack the Roman army. Being the camp of the tribes the center of attention.
Two children with disabilities play happily in one of the rooms of the Saint Louis Orione Center in Bombouaka, Togo (West Africa). The center takes in around 70 children, mostly in neglect, with severe and profound physical or intellectual disabilities and provides specialized and personalized care to try to improve their quality of life. Children with disabilities (especially girls) run a high risk of being physical, emotional and sexual abused as well as being abandoned by their families. There is a perception by their communities that the disabilities are due to a divine punishment, the result of the sins committed by the parents, of an act of the devil, or that the child is a sorcerer. Minors who suffer from a disability are considered supernatural, strangers or demons. In some areas of the country, children with cerebral palsy are known as snakes, as they lie on the ground. These little ones are drowned in the river in rituals for the serpent to leave.
«The Curse of Snake Kids»
«insan ve hayvan»
Фотография была сделана в Свято-Михайло Афонском монастыре. Республика Адыгея. На фотографии один из схимонахов обители в своей кельи. Зайдя в келью я спросил у батюшки, откуда так много икон? на что он ответил... прихожане дарят, кто икону, кто образок...куда мне их девать? вот я и стал их вешать на стену, так за 6 лет и собралось столько. Прежде чем оказаться в монастыре батюшка прожил отшельником в лесу восемь лет где молился Богу. Когда туристы проложили рядом тропу батюшка перебрался в монастырь. Не так давно я приезжал в монастырь,чтоб повидаться с батюшкой и подарить ему сделанную мной фотографию. Мне сказали что батюшка ушел в горы и живет где то в пещере отшельником. Тогда же я узнал,что к батюшке приезжают со всех уголков чтоб просто поговорить с ним. Люди ночами стоят в очереди чтоб пообщаться с батюшкой, а мне, Господь даровал встречу и три дня общения с батюшкой (имя он просил не называть в интернете). Республика Адыгея. 2018 год. Россия.
«Жизнь среди икон»
«waiting for the inevitable»
«Я за себя смогу постоять....»
Aragon-Renuncio Antonio, Spain
The war in Donbass doesn't stop. Armed conflict continues to spill blood in eastern Ukraine between Kiev loyalists and pro-Russian separatists. Encrusted, abandoned, anonymous... Five years immersed in an infinite trench war that has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people... On the front line the clashes continue while in this no-man's-land in the middle of the crossfire between the two armies, the real victims of this fratricidal chaos try to survive in a permanent oblivion. Elders who have nowhere else to go and who continue calling “home” this shattered piece of land...
Rubinskaya YUliya, Ukraine
Miroshnichenko Anya, Russian F.
Femininity Vulgaris My concepts of femininity were being developed in my childhood when I was observing my mother. My mother is a large wardrobe with an infinite number of underwear, clothes, jewellery. Lots of accessories to seem more attractive, slimmer, more beautiful. My mother is dozens of bottles with perfume and various beauty stuff: cosmetics, masks, massagers, appliances for burning fat. My mother is a plastic operation, her body is a separate object of manipulations for the sake of beauty. Things that will remain after my mother will somehow be related to the modification of body and face. The body of the today’s woman is like a dress — it can be reshaped as desired, cut and took in somewhere, according to one concept or another. The female visual image, broadcast in the media and mass culture, is inseparable from sexuality, which increasingly acquires an aggressive nature. Including in relation to its own carriers, sexuality spurs to action and enslaves like a tyrant. And whereas previously the woman was often perceived as an actor of the reproduction of life, now the reproductive function remains in the shadow of the demands of sexuality and cliched beauty, and the organs themselves can also be altered to suit contemporary body fashion.
Nazarov Sergej, Russian F.
В 2008 году тысячи семей были вынуждены покинуть свои дома, родную землю и оказавшиеся в статусе беженцев в результате вооруженного конфликта в Южной Осетии. Война длилась пять дней. С самого начала российская армия встала на сторону Южной Осетии. При поддержке России Южная Осетия провозгласила независимость от Грузии. И если на территории Грузии построены специальные поселения для беженцев, то беженцы в Южной Осетии по-прежнему живут в бараках, в трудных условиях. Люди понимают, что стали заложниками в военно-политической игры. Десять лет спустя, люди, жизнь которых резко изменилась за несколько дней августа 2008 года, все еще надеются обрести свои дома и право на достойную жизнь.
«It was forest»
«kolobeh zivota Ta3»
«lion cub fights back»
«BAN TINH 02»
Aragon-Renuncio Antonio, Spain
In the early hours of April 26, 1986, reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, releasing several hundred times more radiation into the atmosphere than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, causing the largest nuclear accident in the history of the planet. The incident poisoned hundreds of thousands of hectares in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, forcing more than 400,000 people to hastily leave their homes. Today, three decades after their forced exile from The Zone, the cold silence, vegetation and wild animals have become the only owners of the desolated and barren landscape. Only a small group of people, the Samosely, are still living anonymously and forgotten by the rest of the world, in this post-apocalyptic limbo anchored in time...
Miroshnyk Serhii, Ukraine
shapran andrej, Russian F.
Сезон 2017/18 годов оказался голодным для бурых медведей на острове Кунашире (Южные Курилы): красная рыба в курильские реки не пришла, в курильских джунглях не было урожая кедрового ореха. Медведи голодали и массово стали заходить на жилые территории - в поселки Южно-Курильск, Дубовое, на территорию военного поселка Горячий Пляж, в Головнино. Голодных животных не пугали ни звук работающих двигателей от квадроциклов, ни предупредительные выстрелы. Местные жители вынуждены были серьезно ограничить свои передвижения и без того на ограниченной территории поселков, на побережье. Наиболее отчаянных медведей (медведиц с медвежатами) профессиональные охотники, охотники-волонтеры отстреливали. На севере острова в районе мыса Ловцова голодный медведь атаковал, убил и полностью съел смотрителя маяка. Через неделю в ходе проведенной операции медведь-людоед был застрелен вылетевшей на вертолете группой профессиональных охотоведов. В общей сложности за осенний сезон по не официальным данным погибло (было уничтожено) от 30 до 40 животных (при общей численности до 200 ). Часть голодных медведей не залегла вспячку (медведи-шатуны) - следы этих животных наблюдались в районе поселковой свалки, на побережье Тихого океана. Весной туши мертвых медведей вытаивали из под снега на побережье. Сколько животных погибло за короткий промежуток времени (4-8 месяцев) - точной информации нет. Темой занимался на протяжении всего периода - с осени до весны.
Moulick Amit, India
Oskolskaya Inna, Ukraine
Kyiv, Ukraine, 05.2018. Wheelchair basketball. Basketball team The Peacemaker - Basques was founded in 2018. This is a team of active people. Igor Bondar – paralympic, international class master of sports in rowing. Sergey and Eugene joined the «National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine» in 2018. Max - the young guy with huge plans for an interesting life. In May 2018 the team participated in the «Lviv Union Basket Open» tournament. Sport is the powerful force that gives us hope and motivation.
«Жіночі футбольні розборки у матчі Україна-Швеція»
«The Night Football»