Monthly Archive for April, 2014

Island of Mallorca


Hello, I’m Tomeu Coll @tomeucoll and I’m going to be taking over @burndiary this week, sharing my days in the island of Mallorca (Spain) working in the forthcoming book Badlands, about a zone in the south that are not related to the milions of visitants that take the island every year.




Join BURNmagazine at Fotografia Europea photo fest in Reggio Emilia, Italy, May 2-4, 2014. Magnum is this years guest of the festival and will be offering masterclasses with Magnum Photographers David Alan Harvey, Abbas, Jonas Bendiksen and Patrick Zachmann.

On Saturday there will a presentation of BURNbooks by David Alan Harvey, Diego Orlando, and Anton Kusters, interviewed by Giulia Zorzi of MiCamera, and an official book signing organized by MiCamera. Come meet us, show your portfolio or just say hello over a nice cold beer. For more events and presentations, please take a look at the program.

To add to all of the excitement, anyone who applied to participate in one of the masterclasses will be up for a chance to be featured on our BurnDiary Instagram feed. We will be announcing a winner shortly.  And finally, Burn Magazine will be launching the 2014 Emerging Photographer Fund during the festival. Lots to come. Be on the look out!


Fotografia Europea 2014 hosts Magnum Photos. The Municipality of Reggio Emilia, in collaboration with aBcM, once again presents the HOST project, inviting Magnum Photos to bring its master photographers and a series of activities to the city.
HOST is the section of the festival that includes a partnership with one of the most important international photo agencies, to enrich the opening days with initiatives, meetings, screenings and workshops aimed at a public interested in photography d’auteur, photo journalism and editorial, exhibition and arts activities in general. HOST offers an exclusive opportunity to encounter and discover an internationally renowned agency through a calendar of activities and events in which participants can personally come into contact with some of the leading figures in contemporary photography.


Sunset Sail

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Dip Into the Channel

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Girls went out to dip into the channel, escaping the 43C heat in an arab village in suburbs of Shush, northern khoozestan. Photoby @kianahayeri for @burndiary from Iran.


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Iman reaches out to catch the black berries her older sister was throwing down for her. Iman (meaning faith in Farsi) is a 9-year-old Iranian Arab girl who lives in the suburb of Shush, in northern khoozestan. Iman suffers from a heart disease but her family is too poor to get her meds, let alone admitting her to hospital for her surgery. Iman’s older sister, Zinat, was forced to quit school to work and take care of her younger siblings. Photo by @kianahayeri instagraming for @burndiaryfrom Iran. #Iran #shush #arab #ajam#thedayibecomeawoman #girls #islam

12-Hour Bus Ride

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On a 12-hour bus ride to the south, we make a stop at a roadside restaurant for dinner. Out of 43 passengers, i am one of the 6 ladies on the bus and the only one who is traveling alone. A bit uncomfortable setting… I’ll be spending a few days in Shush, if access and all go well, working on a personal project, “The day i become a woman”. Stay tuned for more updates. This is@kianahayeri instagraming for @burndiary from Iran.#Iran #shush #khoozestan #south

The Usual Chaos


The usual chaos at a junction in Tehran. You gotta develop the skills to deal with the chaotic streets and learn how to cross them and make it to the other side sound and safe, all in one piece. According to a research done by UNICEF and Iran’ ministry of health, every 19 minutes, one person dies on Iran’s roads. Iran has the highest rate of fatal car accidents in the world, twenty times more than the world’s average.

Old house


Sergiy Lebedynskyy – Euromaidan (2014)

Sergiy Lebadynskyy

Euromaidan (2014)

I couldn’t give any other answer to the situation happening in Ukraine except for this one. The feeling that I was missing something very important, which I had since the beginning of the protests in Kiev, made me come and look at the Maidan with my own eyes. This place had a unique quality – being there, you could find what you were looking for. Nationalists, or so called “banderovtsi”, making the coup d’etat attempt, or a new generation of Ukrainians, rose against the lawlessness of the government.



I was born in the USSR. Ukraine became independent when I entered schooling. The Dusk of the ninetieth, the social fall, ended with the “stability” of the two thousandth. The bottom was reached and the “Night” came. The Night mixed the soviet past and uncertain present, the people became socially passive. I started to photograph Night in Kharkiv, in the east Ukraine a few years ago. Photographs I made visually fell out from the context of the time; they left the feeling of something already seen in the past. This apparent repeat of the history showed the present time in a surrealistic way. The research I make by means of photography has a goal – I’m looking for the self-identification, I was looking for my homeland.

At Maidan I found what I was after – hundreds of thousands Ukrainian people looking for the Dawn.




Sergiy Lebedynskyy was born in 1982 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. In 2010 he collaborated Vladyslav Krasnoshok and Vadym Trykoz and founded the photographic group “Shilo”, continuing traditions of the Kharkiv School of Photography (Boris Mikhailov, Evgeny Pavlov, Juri Rupin etc.), known by its bold and critical view on the social processes in ex-USSR. He holds a PhD. in engineering and works as a freelance photographer.


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Too Many Baby Pictures


I tease people about posting too many new baby pictures, and now here I am the most guilty. I can’t help myself. Well I always have photographed family and friends more than anything else. I have snuck pictures of my family and friends into many magazine pieces and books my whole photo life. Plus I was testing a new portrait lens. Seems to work. The beat goes on with Lyla, Michelle and Bryan.