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Miki Alcalde August 27, 2008

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Sudan.
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Khartoum, Sudan

Born in 1979 in Spain, photographer Miki Alcalde studied marketing in Madrid and Florida, graduating with an MBA in International Marketing by Eastern Michigan University in 2002. He joined Magnum Photos in New York for a one-year internship in June 2002, and has been traveling and photographing ever since. He has recently returned from three months in Africa (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopi­a and Yemen) and is currently based in India. Miki is represented by Getty Images.

About the Photograph:

“It had rained all day and when I was finally able to go out and photograph, the sole reason why I was in Sudan after all, I found all the streets flooded and all sudanese trying to go on with their lives the best they could. I had to move quickly like them so that no-one was too suspicious about what I was doing. It wouldn’t have been the first time that two guys in plain clothes stopped me and took me to their headquarters for interrogation.”

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1. Morten (photojournalist in Nepal) - August 28, 2008

A very nice capture Miki – The texture and wetness, the moment and composition. I even get a feel of the negative space, the air in which the man is suspended, the space between him and the background!
Have to mention HCB’s legendary shot from Garre du Nord, was it? Man jumping over water puddle… This could be the millennium version ;-)

cheers, Morten

2. Geoffrey Hiller - August 28, 2008

I probably sub- consciously choose this image because of the HCB reference. Also interesting how the mud and men’s dress looks very much like what I’m seeing here in Bangladesh.


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