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.
Svetlana Bachevanova- Publisher David Stuart-Editorial Director Regina Monfort-Editor Susann Tischendorf- Content Contributor Melike Taşcıoğlu - Designer Nabell Mushtaq- Backend Engineer
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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.

06/01/2020

This week we are happy to have Peter Turnley to take over the FotoEvidence feed with selected photographs of the NYC COVID-19 Lockdown.⁣ The FotoEvidence IG is curated by Regina Monfort. #peterturnley #fotoevidencepressnyc

Images alone will not change the world, so FotoEvidence often collaborates with advocacy organizations whose participati...
05/31/2020

Images alone will not change the world, so FotoEvidence often collaborates with advocacy organizations whose participation increases the impact of the photography. FotoEvidence has worked with Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Fortify Rights, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, ChildFund Australia, World Vision and several other international NGOs working on children’s health, women’s rights, indigenous rights and human rights in general.

World Press Photo opens its flagship exhibit on the 1st of June at the De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. Among the amazing wo...
05/27/2020
FotoEvidence Book Award Winner: Habibi – PhotoQ Bookshop @ World Press Photo

World Press Photo opens its flagship exhibit on the 1st of June at the De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. Among the amazing work of this year winners is a presentation of the book HABIBI by Italian photographer Antonio Faccilongo recipient of 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. Habibi, published by FotoEvidence is available at the PhotoQ bookstore, Amazon and the FotoEvidence bookstore online. #photojournalism #fotoevidencebookaward #worldpressphoto #documentaryphotography #photobooks #habibi https://photoqbookshop.nl/en/photoevidence-book-award-winner-habibi/

Posted on 17 May 202018 May 2020 by Edie Peters — Leave a commentFotoEvidence Book Award Winner: Habibi Italian photographer Antonio Faccilongo made a book about women in the Gaza Strip. Browse Habibi with bookshop manager Edie Peters. The American publisher FotoEvidence, partner of World Press Ph...

Starting  May 17th, on an ongoing basis, the FotoEvidence team, Svetlana Bachevanova, David Stuart and Regina Monfort is...
05/18/2020
PORTFOLIO REVIEWS AND MORE

Starting May 17th, on an ongoing basis, the FotoEvidence team, Svetlana Bachevanova, David Stuart and Regina Monfort is offering photographers what we do best. Read more: ://madmimi.com/s/bf24a01

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS AND MORE Ten years ago FotoEvidence was established to support photographers working in a humanistic tradition. Starting May 17th,...

Today is the last day to buy a book and support small independent publishers. FotoEvidence is participating in the first...
05/15/2020
Get a Photobook to Support Independent Publishers & Shops

Today is the last day to buy a book and support small independent publishers. FotoEvidence is participating in the first online book festival, organized by the PHmuseum and 10% of the sales of the books Habibi by Antonio Faccilongo and La Puente by Charlotte Schmitz goes to the International Rescue Committee. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. https://phmuseum.com/photobooks#

While festivals and fairs are cancelled or postponed, here you can get the best new books published in 2020 and help independent publisher get through the current crisis.

05/15/2020
Fortify Rights

Patrick Brown is the recipient of the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo, whose book “No Place on Earth”, published by #FotoEvidence covers the Rohingya genocide. In this episode of #EVERYDAYRIGHTS, Matthew Smith discuss with the photographer the #Rohingya struggle and the ethical and moral dimensions of his work.
The book is available at: http://fotoevidence.com/book/38/hard-copy

#Rohingya refugees are currently stranded on boats at sea without adequate food or water. This is a reoccurring crisis. Patrick Brown is a two-time #WorldPressPhoto awardee, whose book “No Place on Earth” covers the Rohingya genocide. In this episode of EVERYDAY RIGHTS, we sit down with the photographer to discuss the Rohingya struggle and the ethical and moral dimensions of his work.

Maggie Steber: " I realize at thismoment while we cannot travel or visit one another as easily, thereis now time and pla...
05/08/2020
SMALL PLEASURES - A Still Life Workshop with Maggie Steber - Online - May 14-17, 2020 - Leica Akademie USA

Maggie Steber: " I realize at this
moment while we cannot travel or visit one another as easily, there
is now time and place to look at the small things that tell big stories.
Sometimes these are OUR stories and we can tell them in this
workshop. We can play or address serious issues. Join me in this ONLINE WORKSHOP in taking a walk along the well-traveled path that you never saw."

Overview: Explore the narrative power of still life photography from home with renown documentary photographer Maggie Steber. Inspired by Steber’s recent experiences working with still life in the midst of the corona pandemic and her Guggenheim-winning project, "The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma",...

Only in May, FotoEvidence will contribute 50% of the revenue from the sales of their books to support members of the Wom...
05/01/2020
Support Women Photograph_Buy a Book

Only in May, FotoEvidence will contribute 50% of the revenue from the sales of their books to support members of the Women Photograph community. The organization is currently raising money for an emergency fund to support independent women and non-binary photojournalists coping with loss of business income and no end to the crisis in sight.

Only in May, FotoEvidence will contribute 50% of the revenue from the sales of their books to support members of the Women Photograph community. The o...

This week on FotoEvidence IG, @arcipelago_19 a group of photographers working on the Italian soil will be sharing a sele...
04/20/2020

This week on FotoEvidence IG, @arcipelago_19 a group of photographers working on the Italian soil will be sharing a selection of images curated by Régina Monfort.

Arcipelago_19 is born from the need to tell, collectively, the story of this extraordinary historical moment.
Beyond the daily numbers of this COVID-19 pandemic, the news and the ‘symbolic’ photographs, there is a constellation of images that can be an active and conscious testimony, but above all an alternative to the official narrative.
By collecting and sharing these pictures, our aim is to serve as a network that connects us, isolated in quarantined ‘islands’..

I decided to live in this house for its terrace and the wide view it offers on the city and the port of Genoa. You can also see the lantern, the lighthouse, a symbol of identity for every Genoese. These days, however, what attracts me more than anything are the lights from the windows as they represent lives in isolation. I watch the people carefully, and sometimes we say goodbye.

Genoa 03/17/2020

Photo by: Marco Balostro @_baloster_ |
@freaklancecrew
#arcipelago19 #coronavirus #reportage #freelance #photography #covid19italia #covid2019 #documentary #photography #photojournalism
#fotoevidence #fotoevidencepressnyc #fotowitness #documentingsocialinjustice #storytelling #stories #documentaire #fotoperiodismo #photojournalisme #italy #covid_19 #atlas #atlante #pandemic #atlantevisivo #arcipelago

This week, Alejandro Ale Cegarra, one of the finalists for this year’s FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo, t...
04/13/2020

This week, Alejandro Ale Cegarra, one of the finalists for this year’s FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo, takes over FotoEvidence IG feed.
Hi! I'm Alejandro Cegarra @alecegarra a Venezuelan photographer living in Mexico City. This week I'm going to be sharing my project "State of Decay" which documents the social and economic collapse of Venezuela from 2013 to 2019 .

In the picture: An anti-government protester puts a crucifix before clashing against Venezuela's security forces in Caracas, 2014.

Credit: Alejandro Cegarra

#documentary photography
#photojournalism
#fotoevidence
#fotoevidencepressnyc
#fotowitness
#documentingsocialinjustice

Join , documentary photographers  Maggie Steber and David Alan Harvey on Wednesday night as they talk with Miami Herald ...
04/05/2020

Join , documentary photographers Maggie Steber and David Alan Harvey on Wednesday night as they talk with Miami Herald photojournalist Carl Juste about their search for images that show resilience, perseverance and determination. This is an online event. Register at https://focusonthestory.org

Join acclaimed documentary photographers David Alan Harvey and Maggie Steber on Wednesday night as they talk with Miami Herald photojournalist Carl Juste about their search for images that show resilience, perseverance and determination.

The discussion, which is part of the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival, includes the project's curatorial team: documentary photographer Maria Daniel Balcazar, Newseum Director of Photography Indira Williams Babic and photojournalist C.w. Griffin. #ImagineHope #FOTS20

When: April 8, 7 p.m. (ET)
Where: Online
Learn more and Register: https://focusonthestory.org/events/photographers-in-search-of-hope-in-a-time-of-despair/

Focus on the Story is proud to partner with Juste's Iris Photo Collective on the "Imagine: Visions of Hope Campaign." https://imaginevisionsofhope.org

Only in April and only with the PHmuseum I will be doing a 30-minute or 60-minute remote portfolio reviews and share fee...
04/04/2020
1 hour photography portfolio review with Svetlana Bachevanova | Education

Only in April and only with the PHmuseum I will be doing a 30-minute or 60-minute remote portfolio reviews and share feedback on your project and insights on how to start or develop a project with a book in mind.

With an extensive experience in documentary photography and book publishing, Svetlana will give you feedback on your project and insights on how to start or dev...

This week on FotoEvidence IG: Repost @worldpressphoto · · ·  Lydia Rimawi (39) is lying on her sofa in Beit Rima, Palest...
03/24/2020

This week on FotoEvidence IG: Repost @worldpressphoto · · · Lydia Rimawi (39) is lying on her sofa in Beit Rima, Palestine. Her son Majd, conceived by in vitro fertilisation, is resting on a couch behind her.
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From ‘Habibi’ by Antonio Faccilongo (@faccilongo_antonio), winner of the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo.
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‘Habibi' is the chronicle of a love story set in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The project follows Palestinian prisoners’ wives who have turned to sperm’s smuggling in order to conceive children from their husbands, who are serving long-term sentences. Razan Hospital in Nablus, which provides in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments in the West Bank, claims that around 90 babies have been born through IVF. Initially, Palestinian families were afraid to declare that they had done IVF, but in 2017, the Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council issued an edict permitting it for men with long sentences. Now, a greater degree of openness exists for those who have had children by IVF.
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"This area is too often shown only as a place of war and conflict, full of contrast, soldiers, military actions and weapons. 'Habibi', which means 'I love you' in Arabic, shows the impact of the conflict on Palestinian families, analyzing the difficulties they face in preserving their human dignity and trying to understand the reality hidden behind the war." - @faccilongo_antonio
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Antonio Faccilongo is an Italian documentary photographer based in Rome. He focuses on social, political and cultural issues in Asia and the Middle East, principally in Israel and Palestine. His project ‘Habibi’ has won the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo and will be published as a book in April. Find out more at www.fotoevidence.com.
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03/12/2020
Printing the book Habibi

Printing a book during the time of corona virus is not an easy task. After two printing houses in Italy canceled the printing of Habibi by Antonio Faccilongo, because they fell into the contaminated with virus area. We are finally printing the book at Ofset Yapiemvi in Istanbul. The book launch at the World Press Photo festival was just canceled but the book could be found at the FotoEvidence book store on line. Habibi!

Habibi, by Antonio Faccilongo is the recipient of the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The book is published by FotoEvidence and available at our bookstore online: http://fotoevidence.com/book/44/hard-copy

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.

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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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