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Tag Archives: Access to Life

Documentary’s New/Old Models

I just moderated a panel discussion “Access to Life,” revolving around the effort of a number of Magnum photographers to help the Global Fund raise considerable amounts of money so that millions of HIV-positive people can not only stay alive but, in many cases, prosper when provided with the right medications. Gilles Peress, representing his [...]

Human Rights Day

It is now sixty years since the acceptance by the General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It gives one pause.
Over the last twenty years many documentary photographers have turned their attention to human rights, partnering with NGOs or starting their own foundations after observing injustices. The role of witness, so pivotal previously, [...]