Friday, 28 August 2015

When photographers start crying ...

“For the first time in my life I saw my colleagues - photographers and journalists - crying because of the situation.”
Georgi Licovski



"It was really terrible, really terrible."
Georgi Licovski



Licovski has seen much in his life. Born in Macedonia, he has been working as a photographer for the European Pressphoto Agency since 1991 when the Balkan crisis, the Kosovo crisis, the Albanian humanitarian catastrophe and the Macedonian war started (via). When talking about his recent assignment, he told TIME that spending the day taking pictures of refugees crossing the border of Greece to Macedonia made him cry for the first time while working. (via)



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14(1):
Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.



Vivian Maier, Barbara Bordnick, Philippe Halsman, paparazzi and Eli Wallach taking pictures. Normal situations, none of them crying. There is nothing normal about war or not granting asylum. Licovski's photograph of asylum seeking children at the Greek border: link



photos (Vivian Maier) via and (Barbara Bordnick) via and (Philippe Halsman and family) via and (paparazzi) via and (Eli Wallach) via

10 comments:

  1. What shall I say but that the birds in the tree of my heart stopped singing.

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    1. What a metaphor ... I can hear the silence. Thank you, Gwen.

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  2. It's a catastrophe, and it isn't in front of us, it's upon us.

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  3. I just feel like I'm in constant shock.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. Thank you, Karen!

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    1. Absolutely. I'm just really glad to see that so many people have started to react to the apathy and violence and are showing solidarity now. Thank you, Kenneth.

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  5. I like the photos you picked.

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