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Other exhibits featured this week

Michael Ruggiero

Michael Ruggiero
Over the Road
The life of cross-country truck drivers.

Claudia Wiens

Claudia Wiens
Myanmar-Behind the Curtain

"The great majority of foreign media neglect to report other than tragic stories about life in Myanmar."

Yanina Manolova

Yanina Manolova
Existence of Dismissal: Obstetric Fistula, Ethiopia

"In Ethiopia alone, about 9,000 women develop fistula each year."

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Featured Exhibit/April 15, 2009

Uzbekistan: Images from the Land of Ghosts
Photographs by Kevin Bubriski

Kevin Bubriski

A doctor and veteran of the Soviet Afghanistan war now teaches at the medical college in Bukhara.

These photographs of Uzbekistan by Kevin Bubriski are from the 2007 spring and summer season after the icy bite of winter had left the Central Asian steppe. The photographs celebrate the quotidian rituals, chores, and pleasures of the Uzbek people. Students on holiday after their last exams; veterans of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, now medical school professors and surgeons; elders on pilgrimage; and families at the market selling or bartering their bread, yogurt, watermelon, cherries, and tomatoes. Images of the ancient majestic tiled walls and blue domes of Samarkand's Registan, Bukhara's Kalon Mosque and Khiva' madrassas have a firm place in our art histories, computers' databases and individual visual memories. But the sight of everyday people of Uzbekistan is easily lost without the currency and immediacy of new photographic images to remind us of their resilience, courage and perseverance.
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New York Photo Festival, May 13-19

New York Photo FestivalSDN is proud to be a media sponsor of the New York Photo Festival, curated by William A. Ewing, Chris Boot, Jody Quon, and Jon Levy. These world-renowned curators all bring their personal visions in contemporary photography to the main pavilions of the 2009 edition of The New York Photo Festival. More information.

Portfolio Review
The NYPH'09 Portfolio Review will be the centerpiece of the new Review Pavilion. It is a platform for all levels of aspiring and professional photographers to present their body of work for review and critique by leading experts in the fields of photography, art, media, and advertising and to receive guidance and mentorship for future artistic and commercial career development. The portfolio review will be run by photography book publisher powerHouse Books.

For more information, visit the website at www.nyphotofestival.com

Call for Entries: Documentary Photography
Deadline May 12, 2009. Documentary photography has the power to tell stories, create social change, awaken emotions, and show the intimate and unseen. This exhibition will feature the artistic viewpoint of the documentary photographer. Eligibility: The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all media, styles, and schools of thought to participate in this exhibition. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Juror: Ed Kashi. Ed Kashi is a photojournalist dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. His images have appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, Time, MediaStorm, GEO, Newsweek, and many other domestic and international publications. For more information,
the Center for Fine Arts Photography.

About SocialDocumentary.net
SocialDocumentary.net is a new website for photographers, NGOs, journalists, editors, and students to create and explore documentary websites investigating critical issues facing the world today. Recent exhibits have explored oil workers in the Niger River Delta, male sex workers in India, Central American immigrant women during their journey north, and Iraqi and Afghan refugees in Greece. Click here to view all of the exhibits.