Photographer Charles H. Traub recently released this beautiful series of work, Dolce Via, that transports viewers back in time to Italy in the 1980s. Throughout the decade, the artist frequently visited Italy and captured candid moments of people and places through his lens.
This April marks two decades since the lives of all Rwandans were dramatically changed through violent events that would mark the country forever.
In an effort to highlight this anniversary, South African photographer Pieter Hugo recently journeyed to southern Rwanda, twenty years after nearly a million people were killed during the country’s genocide, to document the lives of those affected by the Rwandan genocide. What he captured is what the New York Times’ Susan Dominus calls “a series of unlikely, almost unthinkable tableaus”. That’s because in each of these photographs, composed of pairs, the two people posing next to each other share a haunting relationship - one a victim, the other a perpetrator. Each photograph consists of a perpetrator, who is Hutu, who was granted pardon by the Tutsi survivor of his crime.
The individuals, all of whom are part of an initiative run by the AMI (Association Modeste et Innocent) that fosters a continuing national effort toward reconciliation, all agreed to be a part of this photographic series. Through this AMI-led project, small groups of Hutus and Tutsis are counseled over a period of several months with the process leading up to the final stage where the perpetrator makes a formal request for forgiveness from their victim.
For his latest project, the landscape photographer Alexander Gronsky took to the fringes of Moscow, the suburbs between Russia’s most populous city and the countryside that surrounds it. His photos evoke the classic theme of man’s encounter with nature: http://nyr.kr/1gxCQdP