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A friend’s taxi

Tamara moves her belongings into a friend’s taxi who will drive her to a new communal home around the block. Having to quickly leave where they live is a common occurrence among transwomen for reasons such as poor living conditions, the inability to pay rent or being caught with drugs or alcohol in their rooms. The communal homes in which they live have some of the most expensive rates for downtown Lima.Photo by @davillasana for Burn Dairy, Day 5.#burndiary #transgender #documentary #humanrights


Oriana, a transwoman from my long-term project, heads out for the evening with another woman who lives in the same communal home. Oriana began prostituting at a young age and says she enjoys it because it allows her to be who she wants. The majority of transwomen cannot find work off the streets because of discrimination. Photo by @davillasana for Burn Diary, Day 4. #burndiary #lima #peru #trans #documentary #identity #freedom #humanrights #shadows #nightlight

Rainbow in Lima

From Callao, a port in Lima. Photo by @davillasana for Burn Diary, Day 4. #lima #peru #callao #ships #inrainbows #color #patch #purple #sky

Young girls


These two young girls walked by while visiting people from the Shipibo-Conibo community to talk about free photography workshops. This particular community was relocated to Lima years ago from the Amazon and still remain in the government houses that were built for them. Photo by @davillasana for Burn Diary, Day 3. #burndiary #lima #peru #shipibo #relocated #kids #community #peruvian #amazon


 Danuska recently moved a few hours away from Lima as she was feeling fed up with the police raids and constant harassment from her boyfriend. This was one of the last pictures I took of her and I’m hoping to visit where she’s living soon. Photo by @davillasana, Day 2 for Burn Diary.#burndiary #transgender #docproject #lima #peru #portrait #humanrights #light


Asumi stands in the light of a police car during a nightly raid. Although prostitution is not illegal in Peru, police raids are a common occurrence. Apart from insulting them, officers can often become violent.Photo by @davillasana, Day 2 for Burn Diary. #burndiary #lima #peru #transgender #police #raid #humanrights #portrait


Meet Tamara, one of my most favorite people. Tamara and I met about a year and a half ago through my documentary project on transgender women. Since then we have become extremely close and I spend the majority of my time with her and with the other women from the project.Like many other places around the world, transgender women in Peru suffer from discrimination, stigmatization, rejection and a litany of other issues that push them into prostitution. Tamara has a long and complicated story, but she is strong and has a huge heart.Here we took a moment to take a picture in front of this bright door on the way to the market. We romp around the city together quite often, laughing all along the way. She looks serious here, but she’s just being cool ️ Photo by @davillasana, Day 1 for Burn Diary.#burndiary #lima #peru #southamerica #latinamerica #portraits #strength #beauty #women #transgender

Lucía and Mailén at home

I’m Alejandro Kirchuk, @akirchuk, and this is my last post for this Burn Diary. I’ve been sharing some stories from Argentina, as well as some daily life photos here in Scotland, after 2 months of becoming a father. This is now for almost a full-time stuff, and I’m happy I’m doing it this way. I would like to specially thank to @diegorlando for inviting me and to @davidalanharvey for creating this beautiful project that allow us photographers to know new authors all the time, from all over the planet. In this photograph, Lucía and Mailén at home, this morning. #burndiary #burnmagazine #finalpost Photo by @akirchuk for Burn Diary

daniel etter – 41,000 kilometers

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Daniel Etter

41,000 Kilometers

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41,000 Kilometers is the length of the European Union’s southern sea and eastern land borders. Here, the EU has fortified itself against refugees and economic migrants trying to reach its prosperity and security. It is also the scene of the EU’s biggest failure. Since land borders are tightly controlled, refugees and migrants are forced towards the dangerous sea borders. This year, more than 70,000 people crossed the Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy – twice as many as in the whole of 2013. Since 2000, at least 23,000 people have died on this route. “41,000 Kilometers” documents the lives of those trying to enter the European Union illegally. It spans from Morocco over Libya, Turkey and Greece to Serbia.



Daniel Etter is a freelance photographer, feature writer and videographer currently based in Berlin, Germany. He is a graduate of the German School of Journalism, holds a master degree in political science, a university diploma in journalism and is a recipient of the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace.

His photography has appeared in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Newsweek, Stern and many others. His photo from the Gezi Park Protests in Istanbul was chosen as one of the best photos of 2013 by TIME and The New York Times. He was awarded with the Award of Excellence of the Alexia Foundation, has been nominated for the UNICEF Picture of the Year Award and won an Award of Excellence at Pictures of the Year International.

His writing has appeared in several major German publications such as Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Financial Times Germany,, Neon and various others. For his stories he has received the Axel Springer Award and the Hans Buchrucker Award.

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Leaving London

Lucía gets ready to leave London and come back to Edinburgh. We survived our first trip with the little one. These days it’s getting almost impossible to photograph anything else than my family, but I always enjoy seeing and photographing the stuff around me. #burndiary #burnmagazine Photo by @akirchuk for @burndiary


This is @akirchuk, in my day-4 of my week posting images for BurnDiary. Today, we travelled to London to give our daughter the Argentine nationality. Going out with a almost-2-months old baby in a freezing place is such an adventure. Travelling is almost an impossible, but we finally made it and Mailen is an Argentine girl born in Scotland. Here, Lucía at our bedroom in Edinburgh, before leaving. #burndiary #burnmagazine Photo by @akirchuk

Lucìa getting ready to go out

Photograph by @akirchukLess than two months after being a father, life happens mainly indoors, at home. We talk with my wife a lot about time: how is possible that time evaporates so quickly, so interceptibly, in many senses. This morning, she said to me a few things about this, where does the time go. I never believed very much in time as a regular timeline, not in life, much less in photography and storytelling. In this image, Lucía this morning, getting ready to go out. #burndiary #burnmagazine #abouttimePhoto by @akirchuk


In this day-3 of my burndiary, I wanted to post a kind of tourist photo of the city that adopted me for a while. I have to say that Edinburgh is such an special place, an intriguing city, with some dark and bright sides. I’m not a tourist anymore here, so it was difficult I guess to make a kind-of-tourist shot, but maybe this photograph would represent how I see part of the charm of this town. #burndiary #burnmagazine #edinburghPhoto by @akirchuk

In a Scottish Train

This is my day-2 with this visual journal I’m sharing through BurnDiary. I was born and have lived all my life in Buenos Aires, now I’m temporarily in Edinburgh, Scotland, for a few months. I’m missing the sun a lot. Looking forward to be back home soon. Here, Lucía in a Scottish train. #burndiary #burnmagazine #scottishtrainPhoto by @akirchuk

Lucía and Mailén

50 days ago, my daughter Mailén was born. This changed completely my life, in every sense. I guess this is also affecting and will affect strongly my photographs, the whole process. Still don’t know how, this is really an unexpected journey, every day there is something new I see and I learn. Here the girls I love, Lucía and Mailén. #littlemailen #burndiary #burnmagazine Photo by @akirchuk

matt eich – sin and salvation in baptist town

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Matt Eich

Sin and Salvation in Baptist Town

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For the last four years I have been drawn to Greenwood, Mississippi like a moth to a flame. Since 2010, I have explored a complex intersection of issues that span race, class, joblessness, opportunity, housing, education and segregation.

After years of making documentary images, I have grown frustrated with what photography is, and more interested in what it could be. I started making 6×7 images, a mixture of landscapes, documentary photographs, and most importantly, collaborative portraits. In this work I begin to blend these different representations of place with an emphasis on creating work that is less about my perspective as an outsider, and more about how the people I am photographing wish to be portrayed.

These collaborative portraits will become the basis of a public exhibition intended to create a safe space for dialogue about present race relations in Greenwood. I will partner with the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation to facilitate an open dialogue. The work will also live on a website where the community can upload their own text and images, thereby shaping the outcome of their story.

Additionally, I will collaborate with high school students from three different schools to teach children photography as a form of self-expression. These images made by students and other community-contributed content will become a part of the larger project, empowering the residents of Greenwood to portray themselves and their community from an insider view, to show a more balanced and nuanced perspective about life in this often stereotyped corner of America.

I seek to engage a historically divided community in a dialogue about present race-relations in the American South by minimizing my voice and presence while allowing the community to take the helm. We must acknowledge that the legacies of racism and segregation continue to impact people throughout our country economically and culturally, in persistent and often pernicious ways.



Matt Eich was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1986. He began working as a photographer while studying photojournalism at Ohio University for clients that include National Geographic, The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, TIME, FADER, Harper’s, AARP, Apple, Tiffany & Company and others. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Photography from the Hartford Art School.

Matt has worked with support of grants from the Aaron Siskind Foundation, the Alexia Foundation, National Geographic Magazine and The Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography. His work has been exhibited widely and his prints are in the permanent collections of The Portland Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the New York Public Library.

These days Eich lives in Norfolk, Virginia with his family while accepting commissions and creating photographic essays about the American condition.
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The wrap up post

This is the wrap up post! Thank you all for following me through out the week. Special gratitude to @burnmagazine @burndiary and @diegorlando for giving me the spot to share my work. (4/4)Caption: Embraced! Photo By: @ismailferdous Ismail Ferdous #finalpost #Day7#iphoneonly #Dhaka #Bangladesh #burnmagazine #embraced #street #documentary