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I'm student of South Asian media academy Pathshala. Bangladesh
by Alik Lalein
Blind Indian Albino Boys
Staged Portraits, first prize singles
West Bengal, India
Blind albino students stand in a dorm at the Vivekananda Mission School, a boarding school for the blind. The school teaches vital skills to blind children from underprivileged backgrounds, who might otherwise have to beg for a living.
Blinde albinojongens staan in een slaapzaal van de Vivekananda Zendingsschool in West-Bengalen, India. Dit blindeninternaat brengt kinderen uit kansarme families essentiële vaardigheden bij, zodat ze later niet hoeven te bedelen om de kost te verdienen.
Blinde Albino-Schüler stehen in Westbengalen, Indien, in der Vivekananda-Missionsschule, einem Internat für Blinde, in einem Schlafsaal. In der Schule lernen die blinden Kinder aus unterprivilegierten Schichten, die sonst vielleicht hätten betteln müssen, überlebenswichtige Fähigkeiten.
Élèves albinos aveugles dans un dortoir de l’école de mission Vivekananda, internat pour non-voyants au Bengale occidental, Inde. L’école enseigne des compétences vitales aux enfants aveugles démunis, probablement condamnés autrement à mendier pour vivre.
Estudiantes albinos invidentes en la residencia del Vivekananda Mission School, un internado para ciegos, en Bengala Occidental, India. La escuela enseña habilidades vitales a niños ciegos de entornos desfavorecidos; si no fuera así, los pequeños se verían obligados a mendigar para vivir.
Слепые школьники-альбиносы позируют в общежитии Миссионерской школы Вивекананды (школа-интернат для слепых) в Западной Бенгалии, Индия. Школа дает слепым детям из бедных слоев общества навыки, необходимые для нормальной жизни, иначе таким подросткам пришлось бы просить милостыню.
Studenti albini non vedenti in un dormitorio scolastico della missione di Vivekananda, un collegio per non vedenti nel Bengala occidentale, in India. La scuola insegna competenze fondamentali a questi bambini provenienti da famiglie disagiate, che altrimenti dovrebbero mendicare per vivere.
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Brent Stirton is the senior photographer for the assignment division of Getty Images, New York. He specializes in documentary work, and is known for his alternative approaches. He travels an average of nine months of the year on assignment, spending most of his time working for National Geographic magazine.
Stirton’s work is published by National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times Magazine, the Sunday Times Magazine, Time magazine, Smithsonian magazine, Discovery Channel, Newsweek, L'Express, Le Monde 2, Figaro, Paris Match, GQ, Geo, Stern, CNN, and many other respected international titles and news organizations.
Stirton also photographs for the Global Fund, The Global Business Coalition against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Human Rights Watch. He has been a longtime photographer for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), shooting campaigns on sustainability and the environment. He works for the Ford, Gates, and Clinton Foundations, as well as the Nike foundation and the World Economic Forum. He was appointed one of 200 Young Global Leaders in 2009, by the World Economic Forum and has illustrated key themes at Davos for the past five years. For the past seven years, Stirton has focused on water issues around the world.
Stirton has received awards from the Overseas Press Club, the Frontline Club, the Deadline Club, Days Japan Photographic Awards, multiple Pictures of the Year awards, the China International Photo Awards, the Lead Awards Germany, Graphis USA, American Photography, American Photo and the American Society of Publication Designers, as well as the London Association of Photographers. Stirton has received six awards from the Lucie Foundation, and five previous awards from the World Press Photo Foundation, and has also received awards from the United Nations for his work on the environment and in the field of HIV. Stirton won the 2008 Visa d’Or at the Visa Pour l’Image Festival in France, for magazine photography. He also won The Lucy Award for International Photographer of the Year for 2008. In 2009, he worked on the Documentary ‘The Gorilla Murders’, with National Geographic Television, which received an Emmy for best environmental documentary.
In 2009, Stirton received a gold award from the China International Photographic Awards, as well as awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Graphis and American Photography. His work was selected for the Communication Arts Photography Annual, and he was selected as one of Lurzer’s 200 top advertising photographers in the world. Stirton received the 2009 ASME national magazine publishers award for photojournalism, for his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, published in National Geographic magazine. In 2010 Stirton continued his work for National Geographic, working across the Sahara region. He is also involved in environmental crimes investigations for the magazine.
An interview with South African photographer Brent Stirton about his two prizes from the 2012 World Press Photo Contest. First, he discusses his photo story about the growing market for rhino horn. Then, he talks about his photo of Maria, a drug-addicted sex work in Ukraine.