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Burning pages

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Burning pages, one by one. A devoted man gets some help to discard schoolbook pages where Allah’s name appear, in the appropriate way. day #9 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #burn #fire #allah #jerusalem #burndiary

Sun reflection

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The sun reflects on Ramadan decorations above our heads as we zigzag our way through the old city streets, dazed and unusually quiet until sun sets again. day #9 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #decorations #mission #oldcity #ramadan #jerusalem #burndiary

Night walk

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An ultra-orthodox Jewish man walks by a building site with posters showing what will be: ‘To live at the peak, to be as close as can be’. Sounds so good, who would not want just that? Humans will keep doing their best to destroy this city. day #8 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #build #poster #jewish #ultraorthodox #jerusalem #burndiary

Break from potato peeling

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A. takes another break from the potato peeling, needs both hands to tell a younger brother what happened in the community since he last visited. day #8 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #potato #kugel #family #jewish #jerusalem #burndiary

Brothers in stripes

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Brothers dressed in identical stripes catch the last rays of sun as they come out of the synagogue and hurry off somewhere, in this part of town everybody is always in a rush for no apparent reason. day #8 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #stripe #rush #jewish #jerusalem #burndiary

Good light

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Step outside to finish off a little mission just in time for the eastern sun to start showing some mercy, good light is down to a couple of hours daily this time of year. day #8 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #mission #suncat #light #jerusalem #burndiary

nicolas enriquez – the bloodline

FujiFilm/Young Talent Award – 2015 Runner Up

 

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Nicolas Enriquez

The Bloodline

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The Bloodline is a chapter designated by the gang of the Latin Kings to the State of New York. The Latin Kings is one of the largest and most organized gangs in America with more than 35,000 active members.

This Photo Essay focuses on documenting not only the extreme life conditions for the majority of gang members but also the relation between gang members and society. It explores the intimacy and naivety of teenagers who have been pushed by their economic status, racial or social issues to survive in a hostile environment in one of the most developed cities in the world. It also draws attention to the happiness, unity and respect they show each other and the importance of the family and religion in their lives.

As a Colombian, I am aware of the political and social situations of my country, and am familiar with the culture and their way of life. I am drawn to people who have to live in extreme conditions, and the risks they take to be capable of maintaining their economic status. The stressors behind why they create or get involved in gangs and what their purpose is. In my work I endeavor to show my point of view of social and cultural issues, often referencing South and Latin American urban conflicts such as drug dealing, narco-traffic, gangs and corruption.

I feel inspired by the efforts of these teenagers seeking for a community that understands them and supports them, and how they find the answer to this questions in Gangs, a community that forces them to juggle between being a teenager and surviving in the concrete jungle.

Bio

Nicolas Enriquez was born in the city of Cali-Colombia in 1993, he graduated from the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography program at The International center of Photography in 2014.
His most influential work The Bloodline documenting the Latin Kings gang has helped him to develop an interest in Urban conflict, political and human rights issues.
He currently works as a freelance photographer for the New York Daily News and his work has been published in different media outlets such as The New York Times, American Photography, Getty images, PROOF, NY Daily News.

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FujiFilm/EPF Young Talent Award is an additional grant for photographers under 25. Using David Alan Harvey’s words “A heart felt thank you also to FujiFilm for making it possible for the EPF to keep focus on the future generations, the young ones, the ones with a vision already making a mark now… and just might make another jump soon…”

 

 

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Boy and horse

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Boy on horseback by the old city walls, a stone throw away from where I used to live not too long ago. The unwritten list of familiar places never to call home gets longer. Oh Jerusalem, you are one of a kind, I did not miss you. day #7 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #ride #boy #horseback #jerusalem #wall #burndiary

Bazaar

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Afternoon in the bazaar, hunger. day #7 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #bazaar #jerusalem #palestinian #hunger #burndiary

Last sunshine

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A last ray of sun shines on a boy as he prepares an outdoor hooka bar for tonight’s ‘after Iftar’ celebrations. day #7 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #ramadan #iftar #palestinian #jerusalem #burndiary

Sisters

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Sister dressed in pink, brother dressed in blue. Bathers cool down in a public fountain as the afternoon heat peaks. day #7 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #heat #bathers #jewish #jerusalem #burndiary

Lamp

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C. brought her collection of oriental beauties to a house on a hill overlooking the city. A lamp casts shadows on the wall as the wind howls outside and I wonder if I will remember where I am tomorrow morning. day #7 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #jerusalem #temporaryhomes #burndiary

joshua irwandi – asmat: not a blank canvas

FujiFilm/Young Talent Award – 2015 Runner Up

 

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Joshua Irwandi

Asmat: Not A Blank Canvas

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Asmat is a tribe of New Guinea discovered not a century ago, notorious for the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in 1961. However, ever since Indonesia annexed West Papua from The Netherlands, Indonesian government’s transmigration program has brought in an influx of foreigners (from other islands of Indonesia), leading to construction projects, deforestation, and outside influence coming in to Asmat. Consequently, Asmat people are becoming marginalised in their own land. Although Asmat ritual feasts are still taking place with far less frequency, there is religious tension between the Catholic majority of Asmat and Islam brought in by the foreigners. The foreigners own most businesses, which renders the Asmats economically disadvantaged. With increasing number of foreigners coming in per year, by 2030 less than 20% Papuans will cease to exist. Asmat is only one of the many tribes in West Papua.

I was in Asmat in 2013 for 3 weeks, 2 months last year, and recently hired as museum staff at the Asmat Museum in Asmat.

My intention in photographing the Asmat from the very beginning is to raise awareness of what’s happening in Asmat, and to reinvestigate the consequences of development and ‘progress’. We cannot stand oblivious to the change that is rapidly taking place. Change will wipe whatever remains in West Papua. My decision to work in Asmat is because I want to try to engage the Asmat people visually of what’s happening in their land. Asmat is not a blank canvas where outside forces can simply project influence upon them. Asmat have their own way to respond; how, and what their responses are, makes it difficult to predict their future.

Bio

I’m Joshua Irwandi, 23, an Indonesian photographer based in Asmat, West Papua, Indonesia. Starting this year I am working as Museum Staff at the Asmat Museum of Culture of Progress, Agats.

I left Indonesia when I was 16 for high school in Canada (graduated 2010), BA in English Literature at University of Exeter (graduated 2013). While doing BA I spent time mostly on photography; I was photographer at my college paper Exepos’ (nominated Guardian Student Publication of the Year) and designer/photographer for student theatre companies. I interned at the Jakarta Globe in 2011, Kompas in 2011 and 2012, and The Times UK in 2012. I decided to pursue my MA, which began in January 2014, and started photographing Asmat. The photographs from Asmat have won me several workshop opportunities in 2014, namely Adam Broomberg/Oliver Chanarin workshop London, New York Times Portfolio Review NY, Magnum AGM Masterclass NY, Eddie Adams Workshop XVII NY, and VII Photo Masterclass Milan.

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FujiFilm/EPF Young Talent Award is an additional grant for photographers under 25. Using David Alan Harvey’s words “A heart felt thank you also to FujiFilm for making it possible for the EPF to keep focus on the future generations, the young ones, the ones with a vision already making a mark now… and just might make another jump soon…”

 

 

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Day 6

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Back to where rules are secondary and attention as constant as is the burning sun. day #6 @louloudaki for @burndiary #rules #sunshine #jerusalem #israel #burndiary

Boy

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A boy looks at the Land, gold-silver-and-brown, below a mass of fluffy clouds, counts down for landing. day #6. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #countdown #landing #view #boy #israel #burndiary

Impeccables

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Impeccable ladies in suits on each side of empty seat rows, look like gold to me. day #6. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #sleepless #gold #impeccable #ladies #burndiary #sweden #dakiloulou

Lady

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Southbound lady with earphones, sun is back, makes its wonders. day #5. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #southbound #train #view #ladies #burndiary