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J.Carrier/ Metro Collective April 26, 2008

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Darfur, Sudan.
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Waiting for Aid. Darfur, Sudan

After graduating with a degree in biology, J. Carrier went on to become a drummer for a punk band, recorded a couple of albums and toured throughout the US and Europe. It was after living in Ecuador as a Peace Corps volunteer that he began his career as a photographer. Since then he has worked as a freelance photographer, and is currently based in Kenya. In addition to his editorial work J has traveled extensively for Save The Children most recently covering the drought in Ethiopia. His publication credits include: The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fortune and Le Monde.

Metro Collective is an international coalition of independent photographers. What unites us is shared dedication to the expressive documentary spirit, where authorship and a personal visual aesthetic are grounded in humanistic stories and themes. While all our members make a living with photography – whether it’s news/editorial assignments, commercial work, NGO jobs, etc – this website is an ongoing compilation of features and portfolios that represent the individual visions of Metro photographers and their commitment to particular subjects. A common home for our best and most personal work.

Candace Feit March 23, 2008

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Darfur, Sudan.
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Sudan People’s Liberation Army, Darfur, Sudan

Candace Feit is based in Dakar, Senegal and working throughout Africa. Her work spans documentary and news photography, focusing on conflicts and their aftermath along with the human dramas of everyday life. Her photographs have been published in Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report and The New York Times.

About the Photograph:

I had been traveling in Darfur for about three weeks at this point, working mostly on my own, though filing photo’s to Reuters and EPA along with World Picture News. At the time (June 2006) the SLPA had broken off into two different factions and we were able to meet with both groups. I had been watching these guys around this truck and trying to get a sense of who made up most of these rebel groups, how they interact, and what they actually do. I worked with the African Union both times there. Even with their support it was incredibly difficult. Just getting our paperwork in order to do the bare minimum of work was really extraordinary.