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Thomas Lee March 11, 2008

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Ghana.
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Musican celebrating during a soccer event in Ghana

Born 1982 in Taipei, Thomas Lee was raised in Hong Kong, educated in Chicago, and now based in New York. Thomas meanders between the East and the West, seeking inspiration for his work as a journalist-artist. He has completed projects in Afghanistan, Uganda, the United States, and China. His work has been published in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, PDN, American Photo, and NEED, among other U.S. and international publications.

Chan Chao March 10, 2008

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Burma.
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Portraits along the Burmese Thai border from his book “Something Went Wrong”

Chan Chao traveled along Myanmar’s border with Thailand and India on a personal assignment to rediscover his roots. His family migrated to the United States when he was 12 and he wanted to learn more about his own culture. In the process, he documented portraits of people he met; trying to portray the long-suffering people’s hope against the military regime. Months after his work, many of the places he went to were overran and razed by the army.

Donald Weber March 9, 2008

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Russia.
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From the series: Bastard Eden: Chernobyl At Twenty

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Donald Weber is an award-winning photographer currently residing between Moscow and Kiev. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, and has also received the Lange-Taylor Documentary Grant, awarded annually by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, with writer Larry Frolick, and a World Press Award. Donald was recently named PDN ‘S 30 new and emerging photographers.

Shiho Fukada March 7, 2008

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Bangladesh.
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Child prostitution in Bangladesh

Shiho Fukada’s ability to immerse herself in the stories she photographs is launching her career. It’s a far cry from the Tokyo businesswoman her father thought she would become. It’s difficult to imagine how she had the access to make these images of young girls who work as prostitutes in Bangladesh.