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Winners of Social Documentary Photography Contest FotoEvidence

Winners of the contest of social documentary photography FotoEvidence.

September 4 at the Moscow Center for Documentary Photography FOTODOC (Sakharov Center) opened an exhibition of the winners of the international competition FotoEvidence.

Award FotoEvidence was founded in 2011 by photographer Svetlana Bulgarian Bachevanovoy. The purpose of the contest – to talk about human rights violations and violations of human dignity. According to the organizers, “documentary photography is not only able to change people’s attitudes to certain events, but in some cases, to change the course of history.”

Every year the jury selects the most significant social photographs – pictures that often have to produce in the most difficult conditions. At an exhibition in Moscow of 120 of the best works FotoEvidence 2011-2012 period. Topics to cover the photographers-winners, the most diverse: from killers and illegal immigration to Latin America to the effects of man-made disaster in India, or the “Tulip Revolution” in Kyrgyzstan.

1. “Afghanistan. Between peace and war. ” Mahboba (7 years old) is standing on a bullet-riddled wall in the waiting room in the medical clinic for the treatment of leishmaniasis, a skin disease, parasites carried by the bite of a tiny sand fleas. Photo by Paula Bronstein (Paula Bronstein) / Getty Images

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2. “Afghanistan. Between peace and war. ” Afghan students read prayers in a ruined house, serving them a school in a mountain village in the Wakhan Corridor. Photo by Paula Bronstein (Paula Bronstein) / Getty Images

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3. “Afghanistan. Between peace and war. ” Rugged mountains, immense sky, coarse faces, turbans and veils – everything is so unfamiliar that the photo – perhaps the only way to reliably tell you about that country. Photo by Paula Bronstein (Paula Bronstein) / Getty Images

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4. “Faded Tulips.” Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. Eid al-Fitr holiday. Thousands of Muslims pray in front of the parliament building and a monument to Lenin. Photo: William Daniels (William Daniels) / Panos Picture

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5. “Sikarios, killers in Latin America.” Guatemala City. Karina Marlene (31) was shot dead by six shots from a passing taxi in the 10th district of the capital of Guatemala. Photo: Javier Arcenillas (Javier Arcenillas)

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6. “Sikarios, killers in Latin America.” Guatemala City. The corpse of the murdered Sicario sent to the hospital morgue cvyatogo John in Guatemala City. One of the most popular and respected professions in Latin America – killer, or sikarios. Price for the murder ranges from 20 dollars to tens of thousands. Photo: Javier Arcenillas (Javier Arcenillas)

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7. “The second Bhopal disaster.” India, Madhya Pradesh. Salman (13 years) suffering from severe neurological disorders and blindness, at his home in a poor neighborhood, Oriya Basti in Bhopal. Almost 30 years have passed since the terrible accident that occurred due to the fault of the company Union Carbide (now DOW Chemical) in Bhopal, but many families are still living in a nightmare that began for them Dec. 3, 1984. Photo by Alex Masi (Alex Masi)

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8. “The second Bhopal disaster.” Poonam jati (8 years) celebrates the tropical rain in a poor neighborhood, Oriya Basti in Bhopal near the chemical plant of Union Carbide. The annual monsoons bring with tropical storms that blur the disposal of chemical waste of Union Carbide and infect groundwater. Photo by Alex Masi (Alex Masi)

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9. Destino. Migrant Centre ¨ermanos en el camino?(Spanish for “Wandering Brothers”), the city of Ciudad Istepek, Oaxaca, 2009. Photo: Michelle Frankfurter (Michelle Frankfurter)

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10. “Weeping Mary”. (From meris – woman on the Tok Pisin). Papua – New Guinea. Andrew Sims (39 years) awaiting trial in his cell. He is accused of committing a series of rapes. The police department, the district Borok (Port Moresby). Photo: Vlad Sokhin (Vlad Sokhin)

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11. “Weeping Mary”. Policeman Jobe Eremugo shows on the computer screen picture of the woman, who was a victim of domestic violence. According to him, the district police station Borok daily, at least three women report cases of violence by their husbands or unidentified persons. Photo: Vlad Sokhin (Vlad Sokhin)

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12. “Children are behind bars.” The prison in the city of Ambani (Madagascar). The area of ??this chamber – 10 square meters, and there are 20 juvenile offenders. The weakest sleep in stuffy narrow cells on the ground between the wooden decks on which the rest of their stronger inmates. “The bugs are eating us up all night long, and the rats gnaw their fingers because we do not have soap and hand smells of food.” Photo by Lizzie Sadin (Lizzie Sadin)

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13. “Children are behind bars.” Jail number 4 for minors (“Lebedevka”), St. Petersburg, Russia. Juveniles are held in cells with adult criminals who keep teenagers in the most severe submission. In prison there are no conditions for the preparation of quality food, lack of medical care. Patients with tuberculosis and AIDS “cure” aspirin. Juvenile prisoners are subjected to violence and extortion are not able to receive visits from family members from other regions and often spend time in prison in excess obtained by the verdict. Photo by Lizzie Sadin (Lizzie Sadin)

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14. “Coal Ulingana children.” Precious and Valerie rest after working in the coal pits. Thousands of inhabitants of urban slums Ulingana, a suburb of the capital of the Philippines Manila, earn that burn wood, which seek out landfills and construction sites. This method of coal in open pits leads to the formation of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and a variety of other toxic substances. Therefore Ulingana population suffers from a complex of respiratory and heart disease. Photo: Lisa Wilts (Lisa Wiltse)

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15. “Coal Ulingana children.” The boys from poor peasants blocks Ulingana basking in the Pasig River, which flows into Manila Bay. Children – without protective masks, gloves and shoes, and some just naked – being dragged raw pieces of wood into the fire, and digging in the garbage in search of nails for paltry pay. Play here – in the thick toxic smoke. Photo: Lisa Wilts (Lisa Wiltse)

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