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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.