Self preservation is perhaps the most collective primal instinct since it is the way to assure further sustenance; the deep need to continue existence is so strong that it should be no surprise why there is perhaps no better way to imprison a man’s soul than, either with a threat to parish or a promise […]
Photographers who are published in PRIVATE magazine.
Nowadays, travel has become an indispensable part of modern life. For the modern man, travel turns out to have a different, new meaning, interpreted as “moving from one place to another to do the routines”. To see the everyday landscapes between two cities, as a pleasurable experience, takes us away from the turmoil of everyday […]
This collection takes seventeen shots to deal with the presence of cameras around the everyday lives of the people. An absolute presence of which even the most virgin and unseen places did not escape. A presence that feels ultimately pointless and boring, as considered in this collection. Cameras insist on recording places while humans have abandoned […]
Prostitutes, child laborers, narcotic addicts, rubbers, run away girls, immigrant from other towns and villages, unemployed and homeless families seek refuge from cold winter nights in public buses that are operating all night long in limited routs. There are several reasons that these people chose the public buses for overnight sleep. Consumption of adulterated chemical […]
A photo is the section and cutting of reality and it is the result of selection of someone’s mind as a photographer. The selection that determines which parts of reality – set in front of photographer – should be seen by observer. As a result of this selection other probable choices will be omitted. In […]
Throughout the years that I lived in Tehran, I was always intrigued by two kinds of places. Places where my pleasant or unpleasant memories echoed themselves in, and places which may have only been a simple passageway, but their color, light and being became outstanding to me for any reason. Inspired by Marcel Proust’s Lost […]
In September 22nd 1980, Iran-Iraq war started with the bombardment of some Iranian cities. In the beginning, no one could imagine that this war would be one of the longest wars of the history. During 8 years of war, besides harsh battles in fronts, cities and civilized regions were invaded with chemical weapons, in spite […]
A Memorial for Today series, reality replaces fantasy and criticism of the external and gives way to exploring the internal world; Fani substitutes contemplative vagueness for explicit symbolism. He moves from manipulated photography and photomontage to staged photography.
This project explores the extraordinary and unknown daily life of the people here. The breaking news and the geopolitical interest in these regions remains…
For more than a thousand years, the Catholic Church has been interwoven into Poland’s cultural and political fabric, occupying a prominent role at the center of Polish life.
In 2008, Nagorno-Karabakh’s de facto government introduced the Birth Encouragement Program, which distributes cash payments to newlyweds for each baby born, with the aim of repopulating the region after the devastating 1991-1994
This work interrogates the interrogators. Without confessions and guilty pleas, courts everywhere would grind to a halt in an instant…
There are few plastic gangsters in these pages. The exhibitionism of the late 90s has given way to realism, the vaudeville pageant replaced with first communions and birthday parties.
Over the course of seven years, award-winning documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve secured unprecedented access to North Korea, Cuba, China, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos and Moldova.