Giorgio Bianchi – Donbass Stories

Giorgio Bianchi Donbass Stories Several tens of thousands of dead and wounded, over a million refugees. The civil war in Donbass has literally erased entire cities and villages from the map, staining with blood the soil of the European continent for the first time in the twenty-first century. These are two chapters – Alina and …

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Irina Werning – La Cuarentena

Irina Werning La Cuarentena It’s the new normal ! Lockdowns are being championed as a solution to the spread of the number one enemy: the coronavirus. In developing countries like Argentina, where 40% of the population lives in poverty, it’s difficult to just stay fixated on the fear of infection when one realizes how daunting …

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Mafalda Rakoš – A Story to Tell

Mafalda Rakoš A Story to Tell [ FUJIFILM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2019 FINALIST ]  “You don’t really fit in… You don’t fit into the group of normal people, because you’re anorexic. And you don’t fit with those affected by anorexia, because you’re a man.“ – Thomas, 21. Our process always starts with a conversation. What does …

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Ute Behrend – Bear Girls

Ute Behrend Bear Girls [ EPF 2019 FINALIST ] How do young girls become strong women? Adolescence is the theme of my new book. At the beginning I tell a story about a fictional “Indian tribe” that separates its pubescent girls and dresses them in bearskins. In this way they are protected from premature sexualisation. …

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Alexander Bronfer – Floating

Alexander Bronfer Floating This project is about the tight bonds connecting us to The Dead Sea, in the face of ecological catastrophe threatening the future of this unique natural treasure.     People are always fascinated by the Dead Sea. This place was always a refuge for messiahs, zealots, martyrs, kings, and ascetics. People prayed, sinned, …

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Anniina Joensalo – Tender

Anniina Joensalo Tender [ FUJIFILM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2019 FINALIST ]  “Tender” is an exploration into the contradictions inherent in queer lives and loves. I want to explore all aspects of intimacy in a non-normative way and in non-normative settings. In this series I’ve captured the people around me, my friends, partners and lovers. I’m inspired …

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Luis Cobelo – Chas Chas

Luis Cobelo Chas Chas 30 years ago, I came across a story in a comic book called “Parque Chas”, about a mysterious neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The comic reveals the adventures of a writer who was told that fantastic and extraordinary things happen there. A place where wonderful mystical people live.       …

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Mariia Ermolenko- Flow

Mariia Ermolenko Flow [ FUJIFILM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2019 FINALIST ]  In my project I research time. Man is in perpetual search. In Japanese philosophy, there is the concept of “Fueki Riuko”. This is about form of the eternal and continuous, which are associated with the current and instant. These pictures were taken in different places …

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Sathish Kumar – Town Boy

Sathish Kumar Town Boy [ EPF 2019 FINALIST ] These are images from as early as my teens to this day. The essence of every new experience as I was growing up was recorded with my camera – roaming around the neighborhood, meeting old friends, most times making new ones. At some point, I had …

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Lavinia Parlamenti & Manfredi Pantanella – An Atlas of Countries that Don’t Exist

Lavinia Parlamenti & Manfredi Pantanella An Atlas of Countries that Don’t Exist [ EPF 2019 FINALIST ] Political charts of the world are very fluid realities. Countries are created and countries die. In today’s world, globalization hasn’t killed the concept of Nation-State, but has certainly tore down its importance. A world once defined by borders …

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Daniel Kovalovszky – An Infernal Play

Daniel Kovalovszky An Infernal Play [ EPF 2019 FINALIST ] In 1945 Mátyás Rákosi, the leader of the Hungarian Communist Party, following the Soviet example, introduced a new Stalinist dictatorship in which human rights were severely violated.  As a result of show trials, several hundred thousands of political convicts were sent to forced labor camps, were …

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Giovanni Cocco – Plantarium

Giovanni Coco Plantarium The Garbatella and its flora are a well-kept Roman secret. It is an exotic and unique neighbourhood – founded in February 1920, so next to its centenary – known for its architecture based on lots, a particular kind of public housing with buildings designed according to “Barocchetto romano” style and to English …

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Lyu Geer – The Mountain of Qiang

Lyu Geer The Mountain of Qiang [ FUJIFILM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2019 FINALIST ]  “The Mountain of Qiang” is a plan based on Lyu Geer’s hometown, Wenchuan, Qiang ethnic minority. The construction after the 2008 earthquake has accelerated the process of modernization in the mountains, and the regional communication became more intense and the boundary became …

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Jansen van Staden – Microlight

Jansen van Staden Microlight [ EPF 2019 FINALIST ] After the death of my father in 2011, I discovered a letter, written to his psychotherapist, about his time in the Border War. He dedicated his life to sustainable projects and education in African countries, and what I read in the letter took me by surprise. It was not …

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Eva O’Leary – Happy Valley

Eva O’Leary Happy Valley [ EPF 2019 FINALIST ] I grew up in a central Pennsylvanian town, nicknamed Happy Valley. It is home to Penn State University, a big ten party school that dominates the culture both economically and geographically. The town is homogeneous, 71% of the inhabitants are between the ages of 18-24 and …

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Azadeh Besharati – Shima & Shiva

0 Azadeh Besharati is the recipient of the 2019 Emerging Photographer Fund and has been granted $10,000 for this essay. Burn Magazine revolves around the EPF and it is our most important curatorial contribution to the oftentimes chaotic landscape of photography today. Most importantly, our mission is to give recognition to the finest emerging authors …

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