The Sunday Times Spectrum Magazine publishes Robin Hammond's Zimbabwe work on it's front page. 18 August 2013
‘Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibited at the 2013 Les Rencontres d'Arles Photo-festival, July 1st - September 22nd 2013
Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibition in Milan, Forma Gallery. 25 April – 24 Mai 2013
The 2013 FotoEvidence Book Award brought projects from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas documenting assaults on human dignity from around the world. There is no shortage of people living under conditions of great injustice but the work submitted for the 2013 FotoEvidence Book Award shows that dedicated photographers everywhere are working to bring this to light and inspire change. We are proud to publish and disseminate the selected projects, which we feel demonstrate the courage and commitment of documentary photographers in pursuit of social justice. Continue Reading →
Zimbabweans living on the front lines of a dictators brutal campaign to hold on to power
Zimbabwe has become a forgotten land.
Today, with no light cast on the dark shadows of President Robert Mugabe’s relentless tyranny, the downtrodden people of one of Africa’s most hauntingly beautiful nations feel rightfully abandoned by the world.
Their modest hope devoured by the malice and greed of politicians, Zimbabwe’s people have nowhere to turn and, against the brutality of the police and military, no strength to cry out in the dark.
Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence tells the story of a lost generation of African’s, living in fear and dying of disease, poverty and neglect.
A photo essay funded by the Carmignac Foundation Photojournalism Award.Read More...
Robin Hammond's photo project on Zimbabwe is published by Actes Sud and Foundation Carmignac Gestion
Where there is war, famine, displacement, it is the most vulnerable that suffer the greatest.
Abandoned by governments, forgotten by the aid community, neglected and abused by entire societies. Africans with mental illness in regions in crisis are resigned to the dark corners of churches, chained to rusted hospital beds, locked away to live behind the bars of filthy prisons.
Some have suffered trauma leading to illness. Others were born with mental disability. In countries where infrastructure has collapsed and mental health professionals have fled, treatment is often the same – a life in chains.Read More...
According to several UN reports, the unregulated exploitation of minerals, used in the manufacture of devices such as phones and computers, has fed a conflict which has raged since 1996. It has directly or indirectly caused the deaths of as many as 6.9 million people, and seen the rape, mostly by armed men, of more than 500,000 women .
Under the cover of war in The Democratic Republic of Congo rape is being committed on a massive scale
In the Democratic Republic of Congo as many as 500,000 women and children have been raped in acts of war. Sexual violence has become so widespread that the UN’s Margot Wallstrom, described Congo as the ‘rape capital of the world’. Medicin San Frontiers (Doctors without borders) says that over half of all the rape cases it deals with worldwide are in DRC.Read More...
Angola’s poor await the trickle down from the country's vast oil revenues
Angola continues to have one of the fastest growing economies on the planet.
After four decades of conflict, Angola was a basket case. 1.5m were killed and more than 4m forced to flee their homes. A whole generation missed their education. Infrastructure, political institutions and social services had to be rebuilt, often from scratch.
The pace of development since peace returned has been staggering. Roads, ports, railways, hotels, shopping centres, hospitals, universities—even whole new towns—are rising up out of the bush. The capital, Luanda, has changed out of all recognition.
None of this would be possible without Angola’s vast oil reserves, estimated at 13 billion barrels. Today, the country pumps 1.9m barrels a day, making Angola sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest producer after Nigeria – it is poised to be number one. Oil accounts for more than half of the country’s GDP, 80% of the government’s revenues and 90% of export earnings. Angola has overtaken Saudi Arabia and Iran to become China’s biggest supplier of oil.
All this though has yet to improve ordinary Angolan lives very much.Read More...
Suppliers to Gap and Levis poison the heart of one of Africa’s poorest countries
Solid waste from garment factories supplying Gap and Levis is being dumped and burned, untreated liquid waste – dark blue dye – is being poured into the Caledon River – polluting drinking water and killing river life.Read More...
Two awarded stories: Zimbabwe's Cholera Crisis & Tuvalu Sunset