The first Sahar Speaks visual journalism workshop and training for Afghan female journalists came to a close.
I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to teach this group of young local reporters over the last two weeks in Kabul, Afghanistan.
They turned out to be a very talented new generation of photographers, videographers and documentary makers, eager to tell the stories that matter in their own country.
I can't wait to see the work they'll produce in the near future.
Scenes from the small European country that could soon have a claim on the White House. Politico Magazine:
Chernobyl, 30 Years after the nuclear disaster. The Guardian Weekend Magazine, April 9, 2016
Pictures from a recent trip (and a golden oldie) out this week in print. Stern #47 2015
Coming October 2,3 & 4 I'll be in Ferrara, Italy and will speak about migration and Afghanistan during the Internazionale Festival 2015.
One year ago Malaysia Airlines' MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 on board. Investigations are going on while on site coal mining is thriving.
Text by the fabulous Amie Ferris-Rotman
Photography and Video for Der Spiegel 26, 2015
Former Georgian president Michail Saakashvili is the new governor of Odessa in southern Ukraine.
Honored to have met these two very brave Afghan women, Zainab and Nelofar in Mazar-e Sharif while they were preparing to run an ultra marathon in China's Gobi desert.
Video I shot for Dutch TV :
Honored to have this photograph chosen for American Photography 30 together with very inspiring work by colleagues.
"For a small community of ethnic Turks who have lived peacefully in Ukraine for twenty-five years, the current conflict is allowing the dream of a distant homeland to resurface. “With this war, Ukrainians have nowhere to go. But we do,” says Makhmud Manmedov, who manages a Turkish café in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson. Somewhat amusingly called “Big Shef” in English, the restaurant could easily be mistaken for sitting on a quiet Istanbul side street."
The Guardian Weekend Magazine — November 8, 2014
Unlike the usual one or two years foreigners come to Afghanistan for, some stay committed for decades. Story by Emma Graham-Harrison:
International Reporting Project
Pilgrimage in Uman, Ukraine. Text by Amie Ferris-Rotman
Despite political instability and setbacks, some young people in Afghanistan’s business industries are still betting on the country’s future.
Der Spiegel 17/2014
Video and Pictures
Kunduz in northern Afghanistan 6 months after the German and international troops left.
Text by Nicola Abé