FotoEvidence

FotoEvidence FotoEvidence’s mission is to continue the tradition of using photography to draw attention to violations of human rights and assaults on human dignity and to support the work of documentary photographers working in this tradition.
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http://www.FotoEvidence.com FotoEvidence was founded in 2010 to continue the tradition of using photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on human dignity wherever they may occur. FotoEvidence Book Award and the World Press Photo Foundation announce a new collaboration and the FotoEvidence Book Award will now be known as a FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The annual FotoEvidence Book Award recognizes one photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in the pursuit of social justice.The selected project is published as part of a FotoEvidence series of photo books dedicated to the work of photographers, whose commitment and courage deliver painful truths, creating awareness of unacceptable violations of human dignity. This award will now be known as the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The collaboration will mean that the winner and two other selected finalists will be exhibited during the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 in Amsterdam in conjunction with the launch of the winner’s book. The book will also be shown during the World Press Photo Exhibition in many of the 100 cities worldwide to which it travels each year.

Mission: Since the dawn of photography, images captured on film have brought previously undocumented events to the attention of the public. Photographs have changed not only people’s perception but, in some cases, altered the course of history. Fotoevidence is founded to continue the tradition of using photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on sovereignty or human dignity wherever they may occur. For eight years, the FotoEvidence Book Award recognized one photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in the pursuit of social justice and, in 2017, FotoEvidence partnered with World Press Photo. The book award was renamed the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The selected project is published by FotoEvidence as part of a series of photo books dedicated to the work of photographers, whose commitment and courage deliver painful truths, creating awareness and intolerance towards violations of human dignity. Beginning in 2018, The FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo winner and two finalists will be included in the World Press Photo exhibition mounted in many of the worldwide locations. In 2018 FotoEvidence launched The W Award, devoted to engaged women photographers who want to tell their stories in the form of a photo book. At this moment, women around the world are seeking equal rights and equal opportunity. The FotoEvidence W Award for Personal Story will suppot this movement. It will be granted by a selection committee to one woman whose work merits a book. The hardbound book will be published by FotoEvidence. Two other photographers will receive honorable mentions. Through their lenses women can shape the world differently and we want to give them this chance.

Charlotte Schmitz collaborates with sex workers for her granted with the W Award book La Puente.
01/24/2020
AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » Books: Charlotte Schmitz Collaborates with Sex Workers for "La Puente"

Charlotte Schmitz collaborates with sex workers for her granted with the W Award book La Puente.

When she was 18, Schmitz was studying in Machala, Ecuador, and there she heard about La Puente, the area’s largest brothel. A family business for 45 years, the establishment employs more than 150 women who, noted the British Journal of Photography recently, are paid $10 per client.

The British Journal of Photography- NAIL POLISH AND POLAROIDS Charlotte Schmitz collaborates with sex workers, the resul...
12/28/2019
Nail polish and polaroids: Charlotte Schmitz collaborates with sex workers

The British Journal of Photography- NAIL POLISH AND POLAROIDS Charlotte Schmitz collaborates with sex workers, the result is her book La Puente, awarded with the 2019 W Award and published by FotoEvidence. The production of the book is supported by VII Academy.
La Puente is available at FotoEvidence bookstore online and Amazon:http://fotoevidence.com/book/42/hard-copy

Located in the city of Machala, La Puente is southern Ecuador’s largest brothel. It has been operating as a family business for 45 years, employing 170 women who are paid $10 per client. Charlotte Schmitz, one of BJP’s Ones to Watch in 2019, first heard about the brothel while she was studying i...

Very happy to learn that FotoEvidence book La Puente, by Charlotte Schmitz was selected among the PHMuseum "best photo b...
12/18/2019
PHmuseum’s Best Photobooks of 2019

Very happy to learn that FotoEvidence book La Puente, by Charlotte Schmitz was selected among the PHMuseum "best photo books of 2019" by Veronica Sanchis Bencomo. The book is a fruit of the first W Award for women photographers and was supported by the VII Academy . The book isvailable at the FotoEvidence bookstore online:http://fotoevidence.com/book/42/hard-copy

American Origami by Andres Gonzalez | Co-published by Light Work and Fw:Books | Selected by Laurence CornetAn investigation of a mass shooting in American high

Sex workers are being stigmatized in all societies, so being able to anonymize themselves was very important for the wom...
12/17/2019

Sex workers are being stigmatized in all societies, so being able to anonymize themselves was very important for the women and this project. Many of their families and friends are not aware of what they really do, where they work, or in what city they live in. Therefore, many women chose poses which didn’t reveal their identities or they covered them with nail polish.

This is Charlotte (@_charlotteschmitz_ ) and I am sharing this week some photos of my work “La Puente“, which is the recipient of the first FotoEvidence W Award.

“La Puente is the biggest brothel in southern Ecuador, where more than 150 women work. The photos were created in collaboration with the women, who chose their own poses and later painted with nail polish on their polaroids. The nail polish was initially used to provide anonymity, but quickly developed into a creative instrument. Working with polaroids and nail polish gave the women the possibility to personalize their own photos and guide the creative process. This hands-on experience in the creation breaks down the power structure in the artistic production. Not only the choice of their poses but also the use of nail polish tell about the women’s inner and outer perceptions.“

Photo Credit: Charlotte Schmitz

#participatory #photography #polaroid #nailpolish #polaroid #instantphotography #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #fotoevidence #fotoevidencepressnyc #fotowitness #documentingsocialinjustice

"If ever there was a singular book that exemplifies the meaning of “Photo Evidence” (FotoEvidence), this essential publi...
11/16/2019
Patrick Brown – No Place On Earth

"If ever there was a singular book that exemplifies the meaning of “Photo Evidence” (FotoEvidence), this essential publication documenting the tragic plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees certainly must be that book". Melanie Chapman review of Patrick Brown book No Place on Earth.The work was selected as a recipient of the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo and published by FotoEvidence. Thank you Douglas Stockdale:

Review by Melanie Chapman • When Never Again Repeats Itself: If ever there was a singular book that exemplifies the meaning of “Photo Evidence” (FotoEvidence), this essential publication documentin…

PRINTS  FOR  BOOKS   is the first FotoEvidence Benefit Auction,  where more than 20 photographers donated their work to ...
11/03/2019
FotoEvidence Auction

PRINTS FOR BOOKS is the first FotoEvidence Benefit Auction, where more than 20 photographers donated their work to support FotoEvidence publications.

View the prints and register to bid. Bidding starts November 5th at 12:01 am EST and ends November 15th at 11:59 pm EST

FotoEvidence works to draw attention to social injustice photography.

The book La Puente by Charlotte Schmitz , recipient of the 2019 FotoEvidence W Award is OUT. Available at: http://fotoev...
11/03/2019

The book La Puente by Charlotte Schmitz , recipient of the 2019 FotoEvidence W Award is OUT.

Available at: http://fotoevidence.com/book/42/hard-copy

The stunning photographs in La Puente were made in a large brothel in Ecuador where over 150 women work.
Each book cover is painted by the photographer with nail polish and becomes a unique piece. In book signings the colors and nails can be chosen individually by the acquirer. The hard cover feels very soft due to its foam under the carefully chosen white gold metallic paper. Titles and names on the cover are Charlotte Schmitz’ personal handwriting, connecting to her notes inside the book, which once were handwritten in La Puente, and now are accompanying the photographs throughout the book.

The edges of the 500 books were painted personally by the photographer with nail polish throughout several days at the print shop.

The W Award is supported by VII Academy and Grodzins Fund.

Hello, my name is Hannah Kozak [@hannah_kozak], I am a fine arts/documentary photographer living in Los Angeles. Over th...
10/07/2019

Hello, my name is Hannah Kozak [@hannah_kozak], I am a fine arts/documentary photographer living in Los Angeles. Over the next days I will be sharing images from my 10 year project “He Threw the Last Punch Too Hard” which was selected as Finalist for the first FotoEvidence W Award. This project is about the impact of domestic violence on my family and also the story of a mother-daughter reconciliation.

I was nine years old when my mother left my father for another man. From the ages of nine to fourteen, I witnessed my mother’s second husband abuse her on the weekends I spent with them. The man she left us for beat her so badly that she suffered permanent brain damage. In 1974, I walked down the long, quiet hallway at the UCLA Medical Center and turned the corner to peek into her room. She was unconscious in bed. Her life, my life, my siblings lives, and my father’s life all changed from that moment on.

I have early, fond memories of my mother as a beautiful, passionate, vivacious, and fiery Guatemalan Sophia Loren. But since she left, I have had tremendous feelings of abandonment and rage towards her. Her actions led me to judge her as an impetuous, selfish, reckless and negligent mother. I resented what she did to herself and to her family.

Caption: Diptych with 70’s photo album and my mother, Raquel, in Los Angeles.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I am grateful to be partnering with FotoEvidence to publish this project. The Kickstarter campaign has launched and we have 2 weeks to fund my book. Please watch my 3 minute video and consider backing the campaign. See link in my personal profile bio @hannah_kozak
http://kck.st/2QfwtFV

#domesticviolence #fotoevidence #fotowitness #fotoevidencepressnyc #documentaryphotography

-10 YEARS OF FOTOEVIDENCE. The exhibition opens today at Aveiro Museu de Arte Nova in Portugal as part of @ngexodusaveir...
10/04/2019

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10 YEARS OF FOTOEVIDENCE. The exhibition opens today at Aveiro Museu de Arte Nova in Portugal as part of @ngexodusaveirofest.
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Thank you @ngexodusaveirofest for highlighting work addressing human rights violations and social injustice.
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Pictured here the installation of "The Dream" by @fabio_bucciarelli.
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#fotoevidence #fotoevidencepressnyc #documentingsocialinjustice #humanrightsviolations #fotowitness

Yes, We Can Reach Gender Parity in Photojournalism | Nieman Reports
09/30/2019
Yes, We Can Reach Gender Parity in Photojournalism | Nieman Reports

Yes, We Can Reach Gender Parity in Photojournalism | Nieman Reports

In 2016, I attended a photography festival in France that serves as one of the primary annual gatherings for photographers and photo editors. I ran into an editor at a major publication who I knew in passing and we stopped, briefly, to catch up. It was France in July, 90 degrees, and we’d both had...

FotoEvidence is collaborating with photographer Hannah Kozak to publish her 10 years long project about domestic violenc...
09/22/2019
He Threw the Last Punch Too Hard

FotoEvidence is collaborating with photographer Hannah Kozak to publish her 10 years long project about domestic violence He Threw The Last Punch Too Hard.
Your support for the publication of the book He Threw The Last Punch Too Hard may help someone to escape an abusive relationship.

A personal photo book about domestic violence

World Press Photo
09/21/2019

World Press Photo

The FotoEvidence Book Award Award with World Press Photo recognizes a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates commitment to addressing a violation of human rights, a signficant injustice or an assault on human dignity. Meet this year’s jury, and apply now: http://bit.ly/2n0dNsl

Announcing the jury for the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. Deadline for applications is October 10...
08/27/2019

Announcing the jury for the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. Deadline for applications is October 10th, 2019. Learn more here: http://fotoevidence.com/page/book-award

#Repost @onedayinmyworld.  Relatives of men and women with mental health conditions drop off family members to The City ...
07/27/2019

#Repost @onedayinmyworld. Relatives of men and women with mental health conditions drop off family members to The City of Rest, a facility where an elderly pastor claimed to heal Sierra Leoneans with mental illness. Healing can take months and chains were often used to restrain “guests.” Decades of war and the widespread looting of the country’s resources, including stocks of medicine, has left Sierra Leone with few advances in health care. In the capital Freetown, the continents first psychiatric hospital opened in 1823, however little had changed since then. Modern medicine was rarely available, chains were still used immobilize patients, and staff have little knowledge of what mental health really is. Given that it is impossible to access for most, and care is so poor, many Sierra Leoneans turn to religious and traditional healers to treat mental health issues. February 2013.
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In countries in war and poverty, rates of mental illness climb. Instead of treatment there is often neglect or even abuse of people with mental health issues or intellectual disability. ‘Condemned’ tells the story of how bad it can get, and one photographer’s faltering steps to make a contribution towards better lives for vulnerable people. A link to the story is in our bio.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld

In Condemned, Robin Hammond [@hammond_robin], the recipient of the 2013 FotoEvidence Book Award, captured both the deplo...
07/23/2019

In Condemned, Robin Hammond [@hammond_robin], the recipient of the 2013 FotoEvidence Book Award, captured both the deplorable conditions that those living with mentally health issues sometimes endure and the overwhelming challenge that mental health workers face with limited resources and inadequate or failed systems health care systems in which the people with mental health issues have the lowest priority. Over a three-year period, Hammond photographed in nine sub-Saharan countries in crisis.

This week we will be sharing some of Robin’s photographs included in the book. Stay tuned as we repost from @onedayinmyworld: a platform and ongoing campaign by @witnnesschange advocating adequate Mental Health Care around the globe as a fundamental human right.

#condemned #fotoevidencebookaward #fotoevidence #fotoevidencepressnyc #documentingsocialinjustice #humanrightsviolations

Open call for War and Revolutionary Stories.
06/19/2019
WARS International Award | Open call | War and Revolutionary Stories

Open call for War and Revolutionary Stories.

WARS – War and Revolutionary Stories – Prima edizione     WARS – War and Revolutionary Stories – è un concorso fotografico aperto a tutti i fotoreporter professionisti di ogni Paese, che con il loro lavoro rendono visibili gli attuali conflitti in tutto il mondo, mettendo in luce sia le c...

Follow this week Andrea Star Reese as she is taking over the FotoEvidence Instagram with her long term work Urban Cave, ...
06/17/2019

Follow this week Andrea Star Reese as she is taking over the FotoEvidence Instagram with her long term work Urban Cave, that was published by FotoEvidence in a book. One of my favorites.... The Urban Cave is a story about the resilience and humanity of people who live unsheltered on the other side of conventional society. It is about a group of individuals and the full spectrum of their lives, rather than just their deprivations. The images are in response to the beauty of a place, a people, and the dignity, determination, and perseverance reflected in their culture.
The book is available on our bookstore on line: http://fotoevidence.com/book/16/hard-copy

Charlotte Schmitz is the recipient of the First FotoEvidence W Award with her work La Puente. Honorable mentions were aw...
06/11/2019
Charlotte Schmitz wins the First FotoEvidence W Award

Charlotte Schmitz is the recipient of the First FotoEvidence W Award with her work La Puente. Honorable mentions were awarded to Hannah Kozak and Stacy Kranitz. Congratulations!

Charlotte Schmitz Wins the First FotoEvidence W Award for "La Puente" Svetlana Bachevanova, publisher of FotoEvidence, announced that photog...

05/28/2019

This week on FotoEvidence Instagarm follow the winning work No Place on Earth by Patrick Brown-recipient of the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The book will be released in the US on May 30th, 6-9pm at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York. Available at the FotoEvidence bookstore on line and Amazon.

The book ‘No Place on Earth’, by Patrick Brown, documents the world's fastest growing refugee crisis and one of the most...
05/08/2019

The book ‘No Place on Earth’, by Patrick Brown, documents the world's fastest growing refugee crisis and one of the most rapid human exodus in recent history. See work from the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo recipient on our Instagram this week instagram.com/worldpressphoto

‘No Place on Earth’, by Patrick Brown, documents the world's fastest growing refugee crisis and one of the most rapid human exodus in recent history. See work from the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo recipient on our Instagram this week instagram.com/worldpressphoto

05/07/2019

This week on FotoEvidence Instagram, Catalina Martin-Chico shares some of her work documenting two disappearing communities in Iran and Yemen. Panos Pictures

04/26/2019
IMP Festival - International Month of Photojournalism

May 12 at 5 pm at Palazzo Del Monte Di Pieta Régina Monfort and David Stuart will be presenting FotoEvidence along side 2019 book award winner Patrick Brown with "No Place on Earth"- book that stands as a profound testament to the Rohingya genocide.

IMP is the first Festival totally focused on Photojournalism: a glimpse on the stories and the approaches of the best international photography.

Follow this week Canadian photographer Brennan O'Connor and his  work titled  War and Peace about Myanmar's borderlands....
04/23/2019

Follow this week Canadian photographer Brennan O'Connor and his work titled War and Peace about Myanmar's [email protected]

Hello, my name is Brennan O'Connor. I'm a Canadian photographer based in Southeast Asia where I'm working on a book proj...
04/22/2019

Hello, my name is Brennan O'Connor. I'm a Canadian photographer based in Southeast Asia where I'm working on a book project called War and Peace about Myanmar's borderlands now in its eleventh year. Over the next six days, I will be taking over the @fotoevidencepressnyc Instagram account to share some of my images from this project.
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War and Peace documents the stories of some of the countless millions forced to flee abroad or the
peripheries of Myanmar, following decades of war between the country's many non-state armed
groups and successive military regimes. Many are displaced ethnic groups who have been continuously uprooted through these many years of conflict that continues despite the democratically elected Aung San Sui Kyi government. Some have left the country and are now languishing in overcrowded Thai refugee camps, while others have joined the non-state armed groups. Most numerous are the 'economic refugees'; unemployment and extreme poverty in their homelands have forced them to seek work in Thailand, China or India.

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After Myanmar's reform process started, the Ta'ang National Liberation Army took up arms and now
fighting against the Myanmar Army in northern Shan State.
Photo taken in 2016

#Ta'ang #TNLA #Myanmar #Burma #ShanState #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #fotoevidence #fotoevidencepress #fotowitness #documentingsocialinjustice #humanrightsviolations

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A good story about photography and social change at World Press Photo. How Vlad Sokhin's photographs helped activists mobilize support that brought change in laws about violence against women in Papua New Guinea. The book Crying Meri can be found in the bookstore at FotoEvidence.com. https://witness.worldpressphoto.org/vlad-sokhins-crying-meri-3428de1827fb
This week on FotoEvidence Instagram, follow photojournalist and documentary photographer Fatemeh Behboudi as she shares images from her long-term project "War is Still Alive". https://www.instagram.com/p/Brfa6_6g5c8/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1cwjba8htfode
This week on FotoEvidence Instagram, photojournalist Andrew Renneisen shares some of his recent work documenting the frontline along Yemen’s western coast. https://instagram.com/p/BrM2vpMg-Re/
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