Monthly Archive for July, 2016

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Mid summer moon

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Mid summer moon. Nags Head. #fujifilmX-T2.

iPhone shot

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Sunday backyard cookout is over and Sara and Travis head home with kids Aida Mae and Christopher tucked in the back of their minivan. Classic Americana. This family now has a 1.5 hour drive on a moonlit but lonely road through the Alligator Wildlife Refuge and the US Navy practice bombing range. They’ll be fine. God is riding with them. Travis is a base player for a Christian Rock band “Milepost 13”. Lucky 13 does indeed rock. #iPhone

Amnon Gutman – Ukraine Crisis – The East

Pro Russia rebel soldiers  bath in the waters of lake Sherbakova Park during the celebration of the Orthodox Epiphany in Donetsk.

Amnon Gutman

Ukraine Crisis – The East

[ EPF 2016 FINALIST ]

Since the September 5, 2014 ceasefire deal in Minsk Both Pro Russia rebels and the UA army used the relative lull to build up their forces and for months the rebels tried to seize Donetsk airport, a strategic and symbolic asset, from government forces. With the start of 2015, a new rebel push began and by 22 January the airport was in their hands. In February 12, 2015 a new ceasefire deal was reached through international mediation, in an attempt to stop the fighting spiraling out of control. The important logistic railway hub city of Debaltseve fell into rebels hands a few days after the deal was struck.

January-February 2015

A prolonged crisis in Ukraine began on 21 November 2013, when then-president Viktor Yanukovych suspended preparations for the implementation of an association agreement with the European Union. This decision resulted in mass protests by its opponents, known as the “Euromaidan”. After months of such protests, Yanukovych was ousted by the protesters on 22 February 2014, when he fled the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev. Following his ousting, unrest enveloped the largely Russophone eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, from where he had drawn most of his support. An ensuing political crisis in Ukrainian autonomous region of Crimea resulted in the annexation of Crimea by Russia on 18 March. Subsequently, unrest in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine evolved into a war between the post-revolutionary Ukrainian government and pro-Russian insurgents.

The conflict in the east has claimed the lives of more then 9000 people so far. (UN figures- December 2015), and left approximately 660,000 people displaced inside Ukraine (UNHCR- January 2016).

This is one part of a continuing ongoing project 2014-2016 documenting the conflict in East Ukraine between Pro Russia rebels and Ukraine: the way it affects the country within itself/ international relations between Ukraine-The West and Russia.

 

 

Short Bio

Growing up in a war conflicted region, Gutman has always been deeply aware of the possibility of loss. Photography empowers him to share this insight, demonstrating the horrible, equalizing moment of the possibility of loss, the universality of vulnerability. There is nothing clearer, nothing more precious than the preservation of the life force in the face of violence and disease. This is what Amnon am attempting to articulate with my images of the world. Gutman is also part of a group of international photojournalists committed to informing the public about the repercussions of environmental degradation on human life around the world: @everydayclimatechange.

As an independent photographer, he has covered the conflict in the East of Ukraine since its began in 2014.

 

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Amnon Gutman

Sitting down

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@folkesonjonas is this week posting photos for BurnDiary. This is his last day. When the weak afternoon sun begins to fade, emptiness begins to surround us, until the dawn is nothing but a track on the lawn. #blackandwhite #burndiary #jonasfolkeson #burnimages #burnmagazine #

OBX storm

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OBX. Now!! I had run down to the sound to secure my little Sunfish for the upcoming summer storm. The ones I love so much. So just a fast iPhone shot.

Road

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@folkesonjonas is now on his last day posting photos on BurnDiary. Busy day, lots of driving. Its been a fantastic, but also intense week here on BurnDiary. Anyway im very grateful. #burndiary #burnmagazine #burnimages #jonasfolkeson #blackandwhite

Not tired

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@folkesonjonas is now posting his photos on BurnDiary for his last day. Im experiencing something that im familiar with. No need to sleep. Still not tired. No need to eat, still not hungry. Everything is centered to one thing, usually photography. Editing images during whole days and nights. Until it stops. Everything is unimportant

Father

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@folkesonjonas is now postning his photos on BurnDiary. This is my father. We are the same. But different. Same obsession for things we do. #jonasfolkeson #blackandwhite #burndiary #burnmagazine #burnimages

Field

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@folkesonjonas is now posting his photos on BurnMagazine. As he gently walks towards the mist and step by step becomes one with nothingness. #burndiary #burnmagazine #burnimages #jonasfolkeson

Love

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OBX July 13, 2016.