PhotoEssays Online

PRIVATE is currently accepting submissions for its next projects, please find here the instructions and the guidelines.

In this Photo essays online gallery, we will publish some of the photo essays than we will not be able to include in PRIVATE magazine.

Documentary

People of Paris

This project is about the ordinary people of Paris, people who happened to be in a certain space at a certain moment in time... It's about the preciousness of observation.

Surrealism

She Looks into Me

“She looks into me” consists of a series of intimate images that hold a deep reverence for a time when the mystery of life and the mystery of death were closely related.

Stories

Fraele Valley

If you hear the story of Fraele Valley, a couple of thoughts might come to your mind when you walk around its lakes. Within ‘clock’s reach’, things weren’t the same. An entire village of peasants, shepherds, merchants sank into the artificial turquoise when the dams were erected.

Stories

FACES

It is an impulsive answer. A continuous YES and NO. A wink. A transmitter-receiver relationship. The light, the look, the expression, the body.

Documentary

The invisible islands

A short reportage from a small Country at the border of Europe. The Faroe Island, a small archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, between Norway and Iceland. Independent Country, under the jurisdiction of Denmark.

Stories

Maritime Traffic

The movements of people's lives intertwine with marine traffic. And in a moment of distraction from our personal private stories we realize that big ship that is leaving the port.

Surrealism

The parallels

Tatyana Kolbatova traveled through the space and time in three different cities. Imaginary constructions reflecting reality are becoming it them selves.

Stories

Exotic Summer

I am feeling nothing. Complete insensitivity. And this is happiness that you consume in small portions sharing it with others. I am swinning toward the shore my “companions” are waiting impatiently.

Irrespective of housewives and girls take part in this job. They collect the stones from the hilly region and break it into small pieces. © Dipayan Bose
Documentary

Life in a quarry

Almost five years back, when Ajodhya upper damp was being constructed, if Japanese engineers didn't leave those unused stones in the valley, the scenario could have been different.

Documentary

Unnoticed

Delving deep into the city of Belfast at night, I navigated through the industrial, commercial and residential areas, and found myself drawn to those dark and often disquieting spaces now illuminated by domestic lights, street lamps and neon signs.

Stories

Mal di Ladakh

The short story of my first trip to India. Every place visited gave me something, and everything translates into a sort of inner peace in this ocean of contradictions and restlessness in my soul. Faces that for a few moments have met mine…

Stories

A 48 Hours Bangladeshi Wedding!

A 48 Hours Bangladeshi Wedding!, photo essay by Shafkat Anowar, from Honolulu, United States. On the stage of a Bangladeshi home wedding in Hawaii. Speaking of ethnic cultures found in Hawaii people mostly highlight the ones frequently observed and celebrated.

Documentary

Life at Bazarhathnoor

People are scared to travel through rough and uneven terrains to reach nearby towns. There are no pathways either in many villages. Despite repeated appeals to the state government, the hardships of the villagers continue.

Documentary

Impact of nuclear radiation in Jadugoda

Jadugoda. The Dark Underbelly of Uranium Mining in India. A curse called uranium has poisoned generations and will continue to haunt all future generations too. After gathering such details regarding the place, I decided to visit the place to document the radiation affected people and their daily life.

Ethical question

The human fence

Do walls contribute to a sense of insecurity as much as they assuage fears and create a sense of security for those 'behind the line'? Exactly what kind of security is associated with border walls?

Documentary

Dear Japanese

In the Netherlands, there are Japanese-Dutch children born of war. Over 70 years after the end of WW2, they are still living in the shadows of the war.

Documentary

La Desolata

La Desolata is a female religious procession that happens during the Holy Week, precisely on the day after Jesus Christ's death.

Stories

It’s Hard to Kill

My parents have only a few photos of themselves from before the Islamic Revolution in Iran. My obsession with these photos, and with the photos we do not have, led to this project: It’s Hard to Kill.