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Kieran Dodds

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Suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe 2009

Kieran Dodds (b.1980, Scotland) graduated with a BSc in Zoology before beginning a photographic apprenticeship at the Herald newspaper group in Glasgow, Scotland. Awarded the UK & Ireland Picture Editor’s Young photographer of the year he used the winnings to fund a series documenting the epic mass-migration of fruit bats in Zambia that won a World Press Photo award.  His personal work considers the role of the environment in human identity and culture focusing on the the beauty of the world and the suffering that pervades it. In 2012, he received a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to document China’s highland clearances of Tibetan nomads setting the story in its environmental context. His work has been published widely including The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, Geo, National Geographic. Kieran is represented by Panos pictures in London.

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“Elijah digs graves in a…

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Faseeh Shams

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Snake Charmer. Lahore, Pakistan 2012

Faseeh Shams (b. 1984, Pakistan) began his career wandering in northern Pakistan with a small point and shoot camera. He later earned his MBA in Human Resources and an MA in Marketing and worked as a brand marketing consultant for a firm in England. Faseeh’s work has been published in Newsweek, the BBC and Reuters among other publications. His photographs have been exhibited at Punjab University and Gallery 320. He is currently based in Lahore, Pakistan but frequently travels to Iran, Afghanistan and the UK.

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“My daughter, he proudly boasted ‘She is the queen of all tribes living here. One day she will be the best snake catcher of all Pakistan.’ Shazia was barely five years old, the youngest family member of the clan who had their tents parked outside Lahore in an abandoned lot. Snake charming is an art and a profession…

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Karen Miranda Rivadeneira

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Matilde and I. Vinchoa, El Bolivar, Ecuador 2012

Karen Miranda Rivadeneira (b.1983, United States) graduated from the School of Visual Arts before beginning her journey in photography. She has participated in numerous residencies such as Fondazione Ratti’s in Como, Italy, The Wurlitzer foundation in New Mexico and Pour L’Image in Niort, France and Lightwork in Syracuse, NY. She has worked with the Mam in Guatemala, with the Mandaeans (from south of Iraq and west of Iran) living in Sweden and lately in the Andean Mountains. She is the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships, including a NYFA Fellowship in photography,  EnFoco New Works Award, and two awards by the Queens Council of the Arts. Karen has recently been invited to participate at the third Latin American Photography forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil . Her work is part of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Photography Collection.

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