Majority World exhibition in Rome: Justice in Focus

IDLO Photo Exhibition in Rome
Farnesina Porte Aperte 2015
22 – 29 May 2015

justice in focus in rome

IDLO’s photo exhibition “In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda” will form part of this year’s initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to open its doors to the general public. From 22 until 29 May 2015, visitors will be able to participate in “Farnesina Porte Aperte” and view the exhibition during guided tours of the building. The Farnesina’s art collection is internationally recognized, and IDLO is proud to have been chosen to exhibit alongside this.

The photographs were also featured by The Guardian.
guardian piece on justice in focus

Curated by IDLO and the photo agency Majority World, the exhibition focuses on the challenges of development and the rule of law. From gender equality and indigenous rights to energy poverty and land tenure, it presents the rule of law as lived experience. The pictures vividly explore the human side of the rule of law and its importance in everyday life.

“In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda” illustrates these themes through 32 images – taken by photographers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Kenya – ranging from the Amazonian settlement of Colniza, Brazil, where rule of law measures have reversed illegal logging and deforestation, to the energy-starved metropolis of Kibera, Africa’s largest slum.

To sign up for a guided tour, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Farnesina Porte Aperte website and choose the “art route”, currently available from Monday 25 until Wednesday 27 May.
Before traveling to Rome, the exhibition was shown at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, to coincide with the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Over the coming months, it will be shown in Milan, New York, Washington and The Hague, and will return to Rome for an exclusive viewing in November.

For more information, please read this article in Italy’s Corriere della Sera, visit theIDLO mini-site and watch video interviews with the photographers.

Just Make It Happen: Kenneth Jarecke on Paulo Pellegrin's award winning photo on WPP contest

By Kenneth Jarecke

Paolo Pellegrin is one of the most successful photographers working today. He works with the most high-profile magazines, he publishes books, is a member of the most prestigious photo agency (Magnum), contributes to interesting projects and regularly wins major contests. So naturally, he?s easy enough to hate.

Still, until his work was called into question last week by BagNews Notes, it?s fair to say he was also widely respected.
Predictably, Pellegrin is catching most of this heat from people he doesn?t know, while receiving most of his support from people he does. Which makes me wonder, not knowing him, but having admired his work for a long time and owning at least one of his books (maybe more), what kind of advice I would have given him last Friday when the story first broke. Continue reading “Just Make It Happen: Kenneth Jarecke on Paulo Pellegrin's award winning photo on WPP contest”

Glimpses of What to Expect at Chobi Mela 2013

Posted by Priyanka on Better Photography


One of the most significant events in Asia, Chobi Mela is an international festival of photography and was launched in 2000. Held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the purpose behind the inception of the festival was to showcase the works of Bangladeshi artists alongside the most exciting work from the rest of the world.
The festival was also to be a platform for debate and discussion. And now in its seventh edition, the festival has gone from strength to strength. It has symbolised a struggle against hegemony and oppression.
The theme for Chobi Mela VII is Fragility and it will present the creative works of world renowned as well as hitherto unknown photographers. To be held between 25 January?7 February 2013, the festival promises to be a wonderful melting pot of photographs and opinions. Of course, there is a lot more to look forward to.

The Second Garden by Graciela Iturbide

One of the most influential Latin American photographers, Graciela?s work explores the relationships between man and nature, the individual and the cultural, the real and the psychological.

Photo; Graciela Iturbide. Mexico

?What would that second garden have looked like, the first human garden, perhaps a vague and imperfect remembrance of the garden of Eden??
– Fabio Mor?bito (text from Graciela?s series)

Continue reading “Glimpses of What to Expect at Chobi Mela 2013”

Chobi Mela VII in Better Photography

Chobi Mela 2013: Glimpses of What to Expect

The subcontinent?s premier photo festival, Chobi Mela, returns for its
seventh edition in January 2013. Better Photography Magazine tells you what to look forward to.








Chobi Mela featured in Italian Vogue

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Bangladesh dreams

Vogue Italy

A new wave of talented and creative photographers is emerging in the country

Photo Andrew Biraj

Except for its poverty and natural disasters,Bangladesh rarely makes the news. But?fans of art, especially photography, would do well to keep an eye on this corner of the Indian subcontinent, where a lot is going on.
Shahidul Alam, founder of the South Asian media academy Pathshala in Dhaka and many-time jury member for World Press Photo, describes it as a “revolution in photography: an explosion of ideas and talent centred upon the capital”; the defining features of this new movement seem to be diligence and a refusal of “Eurocentricity”.

Stefania Ragusa, Vogue Italia, December 2010 (n. 724), p. 46

PHOTO BANG V12 (PDF of full article – in Italian)