Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vintage Photos of Soviet Union Back in 1930

A collection of vintage photos of life in Soviet Union back in 1930

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Too Young to Wed

 Uncovering the Secret World of Child Brides in the Middle East, Africa and Asia

Stephanie Sinclair, b. 1973, is an American documentary photographer represented by VII photo agency. Based in Brooklyn, NY, she is known for gaining unique access to the most sensitive gender and human rights issues around the world. Sinclair graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Journalism and Mass Communications and an outside concentration in Fine Art Photography. After college, she went to work for the Chicago Tribune, which sent her to cover the start of the war in Iraq. She later moved to Iraq and then to Beirut, Lebanon, covering the region for six years as a freelance photographer. She contributes regularly to National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Newsweek, Stern, German Geo and Marie Claire, among others.

Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste.
Over an eight-year period, photographer Stephanie Sinclair has investigated the phenomenon of child marriage in India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia. Her multimedia presentation, produced in association with National Geographic, synthesizes this body of work into a call to action.