Posts tagged with ‘photography’
My latest work explores the idea of maternal love. Is maternal love something all women possess? Do all women display maternal love when they bear a child? My maternal love changes its face ever minute. Sometimes it shows warm and selfless love—and then quickly changes to cold and possessing obsession.
What is maternal love all about? When my daughter was sleeping, it was my daily routine to check often to make sure that she was breathing. The fear of losing her haunted me persistently.
Perhaps it’s because of my difficult pregnancy. I experienced bleeding during the eighth week of my pregnancy, was hospitalized three times, and was eventually strapped to bed for ten months. She was delivered by Caesarean section. I never saw the umbilical cord that connected me to my daughter.
Facsimile Murat Germen
“Cities may seem to grow only upwards, but they actually accommodate two different worlds: First being the obvious Überland, the city over the ground level; and the other Unterland, the underground. Even though soundly developed metropolises have a very intricate and large underground infrastructure, the most lived, experienced and perceived urban world appears to be the one above: Überland. Unterland is usually ignored, misperceived, underestimated and not particularly pleasing by many; since the times we spend in the Unterland is usually temporary and we do not reside there.”
Rob Stothard is a London-based photographer whose work has focussed on contested borders in Israel, Egypt, and Ukraine. Recently, he stayed closer to home, photographing Scottish towns near the border with England. There will be a referendum on independence in Scotland this Thursday, and recent polls show that the vote is too close to call. (John Cassidy has answered ten questions about the referendum.)
Austin-based photographer Jeff Wilson is a regular contributor to Texas Monthly. He’s worked for the magazine for over a decade, starting back when he was still employed full-time with the Texas Department of Public Safety as a forensic photographer shooting personal work on the weekends. Wilson pitched a photo story to shoot Texas high school football stadiums, and thus began his relationship with the magazine.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has left much of the region quarantined and inaccessible, making the tragedy seem all the more distant. It’s only through the work of photographers like Pete Muller that we can glimpse what life is like for communities struggling to cope with the deadliest outbreak since the virus was discovered in 1976.
Since its appearance in Guinea in May, the contagion has spread to neighboring Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. More than 3,700 people have been infected so far, and about half have died. Muller covered the outbreak for the Washington Post in the Kailahun District of Sierra Leone, the region of the country hardest hit. His gripping photographs of burial teams, armed checkpoints and villages living with the virus in their midst put a human face on what is, for many, a seemingly abstract and distant story.
“People are in a state of serious fear in these affected areas as is, and then you have deaths,” he says. “There’s frustration, too, in the fact that the government of Sierra Leone has mandated that all deaths that aren’t clearly attributable to some particular cause be treated as potential Ebola cases. In some instances, these burial teams are being called to go through all of these very cumbersome and isolating procedures to get rid of a body, and you’ll have members of the family or members of the community that are quite certain this person didn’t die from Ebola.”
New photographs by Andrew B.Myers