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photograph by Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini
Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini

One Month Old: Haiti and its Earthquake Aftermath
From the streets of Port au Prince to the camps of the NGOs and the command of the US Army, the Haitian land is now a terrain of both despair and economic investment.

photograph by Eileen O'Leary
Eileen O'Leary

Breaking the Barriers: Living with Disability in Lesotho
Thousands of disabled people in the county of Lesotho are denied access to public buildings and transport, education, employment and social services.
photograph by Wahid Adnan
Wahid Adnan

The Parallel Life: Ship-breakers in Bangladesh
Workers cutting apart old ships deal with dangerous conditions and frequent fatal accidents, due to a lack of safety measures.

From Our Archives
Since SDN launched in 2008, we have featured hundreds of exhibits on our website. This is an opportunity to showcase some of this work again.

photograph by Daro Sulakauri
Daro Sulakauri

Terror Incognita: Chechen Refugees in Georgia's Pankisi Gorge

An estimated 5,000 Chechens escaped the deadly war in Chechnya by fleeing to Georgia's Pankisi Gorge.
Sarah Bones
Sarah Bones

Healing the Heart: The Rebuilding of Rwanda

Rwandans are aggressively rebuilding their country fifteen years after the 1994 genocide that saw more than one million people brutally murdered in less than 100 days.
SPOTLIGHT/ April 20, 2010

Behind Walls: Girls' Education and Daily Life in Rural Morocco
Photographs by Amy Thompson Avishai

photograph by Amy Thompson Avishai
Halima and Najia look out from an entrance to the dormitory grounds, 2004. Photo by Amy Thompson Avishai

The Dar Taliba is a girls' dormitory located in southern Morocco, in El Hanchane, a small dusty town between the tourist spots of Marrakesh and Essaouira. Because of economic limitations and cultural traditions, up to ninety percent of women in rural Morocco are illiterate. Dormitories like these have been built across the country as part of a national initiative to help girls in remote areas receive a secondary education.

"I wanted to take an intimate look at the everyday lives of ordinary girls who were taking part in this historic process.  I also hoped to reconnect with the country where I had lived for years as a young girl, when my father served as the U.S. military attaché to the Muslim nation."
                                                    Amy Thompson Avishai

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After Photography: Lecture by Fred Ritchin
Presented by the Photographic Resource Center
Thursday, April 29, 2010, 7:00pm

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Building 20F, in West Village

susanBankIn a digital environment, what can emerge from a medium transformed? How will it change us as people? And how can we influence what comes next?

Fred Ritchin is author of the recently published book, After Photography,and has been writing on the digital challenge for media since a major article for The New York TimesMagazine in 1984. He is professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and this year is a guest curator at the New York Photo Festival.

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Call for Entries for the New York Photo Awards
New York Photo Festival

New York Photo AwardsOpen call to talented photographers from all over the world: the annual New York Photo Awards are open for submissions!

Now is your chance to have your work exposed to some of the most sought-after experts of the photography world during the busiest photography month in New York City.

Winners receive over $1000 in prizes including a Canon S90 camera, courtesy of B&H, as well as a Spyder 3 Studio, courtesy of Datacolor.

For information, visit: www.newyorkphotoawards.com

The FotoVisura Latin American Pavilion

The FotoVisura Latin American Pavilion is proud to announce its participation in the third annual New York Photo Festival, May 12-16, Brooklyn, New York.

The FotoVisura Latin American Pavilion is curated by Adriana Teresa, co-founder of FotoVisura and Visura Media and is proud to include into its curriculum
Contemporary Latin American Photography Panel Discussions:

Part I: A curators perspective,Fri., May 13, 5:30-6:20
Part II:An artists perspective, Sat., May 15, 7:30-8:20

For complete information, visit http://www.fotovisurapavilion.com

The Jewish Museum: South African Photographs by David Goldblatt
May 02, 2010 - September 19, 2010, The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York NY 10128

Photograph by David GoldblattDavid Goldblatt is one of South Africa's most highly regarded photographers. As both citizen and photographer, he was witness to apartheid's infiltration into every aspect of South African life. The Jewish Museum will present an exhibition of 150 black and white photographs by Goldblatt that focus on South Africa's human landscape in the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

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Susan Meiselas Exhibit at the Hood Museum of Art
April 10 - June 20, 2010, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Photograph by Susan MeiselasSusan Meiselas, best known for her work covering the political upheavals in Central America in the 1970s and 1980s, is one of the most socially engaged photographers of our time. This exhibition is structured around three key projects that exemplify the evolution of Meiselas's process and approach, and it encourages cross-disciplinary dialogue around issues of art, anthropology, and human rights.

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Three Stage Tour Chicago
Brought to you by Resource Magazine and Hasselblad
April 22, 2010

Come test out the new Hasselblad H4D, Broncolor lighting, experience the shoots of three of Chicago's top photographers, and Don't forget: Resource Magazine will bring you a Chicago style Cocktail party and BBQ from 7-11pm. The whole industry will be there.

Special presentations, demos, photo shoots all day, 2-8pm. Party, 7-11pm.
Prairie Productions 1314 Randolph Chicago, IL 60607

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.
Spotlight Credits
Editor: Glenn Ruga
Writer/Copy Editor: Jessica Hosman