Last month I was really stoked to be awarded The IdeasTap Photographic Award for my report from Belarus. The work and the video is now on my site. Take a look.
The Island of tears commemorates fallen soldiers from the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. Today Belarus continues to play a large military role, with links in major arms deals to Iran, Sudan and Syria.
DAY 20 - Marco KesselerDogging is a predominantly British activity, that involves outdoor exhibitionism and sexual acts in car-parks, lay-bys and wooded areas with other strangers. The term dogging originated in the early 1970’s to describe men who spied on couples having sex outdoors.
This ongoing project looks into the dogging sites around the UK and the landscapes created by car headlights, in these predominantly dark places. Car headlights and interior lights are used by doggers, as a way of signalling to others that may be parked in the same place. This also studies the online communities where people can arrange meetings and share locations, which has become the basis of the captions for these sites.
Website - www.marcokesseler.com
Chris Hoare. Falmouth, January 2013.
Take a look at his work here.
Valery Shukin has become well known as an opposition activist and campaigner for human rights in Belarus. After serving 27 years in the military he retired and ran as a local candidate for an independent party, which was disassembled as Lukashenka’s power grew. He has since worked promoting independent journalism, oppositional movements and has been influential in promoting prisoners human rights, having served more sentences than he can remember.
Really pleased to share that last week I was announced as the winner of the IdeasTap Photographic Award. Looking forward to continuing mentorship and interning at Magnum Photos.
Some press coverage here:
Minsk. (via Portraits | Marco Kesseler)
Ive had a busy few weeks, but I’ve finally got round to putting up some new work and a couple or recent commissions.
More to come soon.