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PRIVATE 45 | DEVELOPMENT. An Ecological Question

Our planet is in crisis; a crisis captured through this collection of photo essays taken by world-class photographers. It tells a story of environmental degradation and gives a voice to some of the forgotten peoples who are paying the price. This issue of PRIVATE takes us on a journey across the world, highlighting the human […]

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Céline Anaya Gautier (Slaves in Paradise)

Céline Anaya Gautier | Slaves in Paradise

Céline Anaya Gautier, Slaves in Paradise, from PRIVATE 45 – Development. An Ecological Question In the Dominican Republic the story of Uncle Tom has never ended. Not far from the luxury tourist beaches, hidden behind an impenetrable curtain of sugar cane, unsanitary wooden barracks are assembled to form “bateys”. These ghettos, without water or electricity, are home […]


Danny Veys (Basurero “real life”)

Danny Veys | Basurero “real life”

Danny Veys, Basurero “real life”, from PRIVATE 45 – Development. An Ecological Question I remember living for 7 years just one kilometer from “el basurero de la zone 3”, the dumpster in Guatemala city. As we moved to the house near the basurero, we could actually smell the change of life in the air. Even though it […]


Francesco Zizola (When hunger is green)

Francesco Zizola | When hunger is green

Francesco Zizola, When hunger is green, from PRIVATE 45 – Development. An Ecological Question Amidst the lush dark green maize and banana leaves of Southern Ethiopia, children are dying of hunger. The hunger crisis leaves an estimated 4.6 million people in need of food, 75,000 of which are children with severe malnutrition. The heavy rain came in […]

Paul Fusco | Chernobyl Legacy

“Chernobyl Legacy” is a deeply powerful and moving book that portrays the terrible consequences of the greatest technological disaster of the twentieth century – the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.


Nanda Gonzague (Asbestos Valley)

Nanda Gonzague | Asbestos Valley

In the confines of Calvados and Orne (France), the Vere valley is also known as the «valley of death». It is emblematic of the devastation caused by asbestos.


Grégoire Eloy (Aral Dreams)

Grégoire Eloy | Aral Dreams

Once the world’s fourth-largest saline body of water with an area of 68,000 km2, the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s.


Alexa Brunet (On the Bitter Banks of the Amur River)

Alexa Brunet | On the Bitter Banks of the Amur River

Alexa Brunet, On the Bitter Banks  of the Amur River, from PRIVATE 45 – Development. An Ecological Question Region of Khabarovsk, Russian Far East. In November 2005, a petrochemical plant exploded in northern China, polluting the Songhua river which is one of the tributaries of the Amur river. Contaminated waters touched the river at Khabarovsk, on the […]


Tobias Hitsch (The Zabbaleen - Cairo’s waste pickers)

Tobias Hitsch | The Zabbaleen – Cairo’s waste pickers

The Zabbaleen are a community of waste pickers living not far from one of Cairo’s main tourist attractions; the Citadel. They are slightly hidden near the Mokattam Hills, in a place locally known as Garbage City.


Andreas Seibert (The Colours of Prosperity)

Andreas Seibert| The Colours of Prosperity

China’s spectacular economic growth over the past two decades has dramatically depleted the country’s natural resources and produced sky rocketing rates of pollution.


Samuele Pellecchia (Nam Theun 2 Dam)

Samuele Pellecchia| Nam Theun 2 Dam

In the Nakai Plateau area (Lao PDR), an Italo-Thai-Laotian joint venture, authorized by the World Bank, has begun the construction of gigantic dam “Nam Theun 2” on a tributary of the Mekong river.


Joerg Boethling (Narmada)

Joerg Boethling | Narmada

The construction of large dams in the Narmada valley is a big ecological disaster as many forests and fertile agricultural land mainly of the indian tribals (Adivasi) will be submerged and people displaced.


Daniel Beltrá (The Amazon Drought)

Daniel Beltrá | The Amazon Drought

I am in Seattle, my home for the last 4 years, having a coffee at my favorite spot. While I’m thinking that the photo business has been kind of slow for the last 2 weeks, a short email from Greenpeace changes it all.


Filippo Mutani (7.9 - Earthquake aftermath)

Filippo Mutani | 7.9 – Earthquake aftermath

These images were taken 5 days after a 7.9 degree earthquake that devastated the Peruvian coast and buried more than 500 bodies. The country now needs to look ahead.


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