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Side by Side | Sniper taking aim from within a home by Nachtwey, Bosnia 1993, and Tomasevic, Syria 2012

Goran Tomasevic of Reuters has been doing amazing work in Aleppo, Syria during the past week. One of his photos from yesterday showing a FSA sniper taking a position inside a living room reminded me of a James Nachtwey frame from Bosnia, which has a sniper inside a bedroom.

Left: 1993. Mostar © James Nachtwey
Right: 2012. Aleppo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Tomasevic also shot the above FSA sniper right up close (see for instance, here) and most websites seemed to go with that, but I actually prefer this wide version published in today’s International Herald Tribune (Europe edition).

Written by Mikko Takkunen

August 14, 2012 at 11:00 am

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Side by Side | Mubarak graffiti in Cairo by Kozyrev, Berehulak, and Munita

Egypt has its first democratically elected President in Mohamed Morsy, who was sworn in yesterday,  but it seems the generals of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) are still holding most of the power. Time magazine’s this week’s cover story is ‘The Revolution That Wasn’t’, laying out the reality of the generals remaining as Egypt’s real rulers.

There’s a graffiti in Cairo which depicts the SCAF chairman Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi as sharing his face with Mubarak’s, perhaps symbolising SCAF’s Mubarak-era power base, and how little the revolution has changed Egypt if the generals are left to lead. The graffiti has been well documented by countless photographers during the past year to illustrate the current political situation. Here are three samples I’ve come across during the past two weeks or so, by Yuri Kozyrev, Daniel Berehulak, and Tomas Munita.

Top: © Yuri Kozyrev/NOOR for Time
Middle: © Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
Bottom: © Tomas Munita for The New York Times

Kozyrev’s graffiti photo taken 15 June can be seen in a Lightbox slideshow Egypt in Flux.

Berehulak’s photo from 19 June on Getty Images site here. More of Berehulak’s Egypt work can been in the Lightbox slideshow Celebrating the Brotherhood’s Victory: A New President is Elected in Egypt.

Munita’s 25 June original here. Also used in this week’s Time here.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

July 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

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Side by Side | Carrying sharks in Mogadishu by Grarup 2012 and Omar 2010

Jan Grarup’s series The Mayor of Mogadishu featured on Photo District News here.  There’s a related article as well.

Frame 3 of the slideshow shows a man carrying a shark on the streets of Mogadishu. Striking scene even if you’ve seen it before.

Reminded me of Reuters stringer Feisal Omar’s 2011 World Press Photo Daily Life single prize winning photo.

Grarup’s and Omar’s photos both appear having been taken in the same street.

Man carrying a shark in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Left: © Jan Grarup 2012
Right: © Feisal Omar 2010.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

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Side by Side | ICRC Centre Kabul by Yuri Kozyrev 2012 and James Nachtwey 2009

TIME just posted Yuri Kozyrev’s work from Afghanistan on Lightbox, under the title ‘Afghanistan Now’, some of which is featured in this week’s print issue, dated 11 June 2012 to accompany Aryn Baker’s article  on President Hamid Karzai headlined ‘On His Own’.

Frame 14 in the Kozyrev’s  slideshow from ICRC orthophedic centre in Kabul gave a me flashback to a James Nachtwey frame from the same place taken in 2009 for an ICRC campaign to mark their 150th anniversary.

Many similarities in the photographs, but looking at them side-by-side and seeing two amputees from different generations also provides a pretty sad reflexion of not just an issue continuing to face the people of Afghanistan but perhaps the state of the country in wider sense.

Orthophedic center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul.
Left: © Yuri Kozyrev, 2012.
Right: ©  James Nachtwey, 2009.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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