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May 31, 2011

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Manuel Meszarovits
Manuel Meszarovits

Rabelados Community in Cape Verde
The Rabelados are a religious community found in the interior of the island of Santiago in Cape Verde. They were among the groups which revolted against the liturgical reforms of the Catholic Church introduced in the 1940s, isolating themselves from the rest of society.  

Kieran Doherty
Kieran Doherty

British Repatriations

The repatriations of British soldiers started through Wootton Bassett in 2007. Now every repatriation is attended by friends, relatives and family members and hundreds of others who turn up to pay their respects.

Jean-Philippe Gauvrit
Jean-Philippe Gauvrit

China - Other cities - Wuhan (Hankou)
This portfolio reflects the third part of a documentary project called "China - other Cities", which aims at giving a photographic face to Chinese cities less known or less widely depicted than Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou.
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SPOTLIGHT/April 16, 2011

EPIDEMIC: TB in the Global Community
Photographs by David Rochkind

David Rochkind

Photo by David Rochkind: A doctor visits a patient at the Group of TB Hospitals in Mumbai, India during the daily rounds.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and treatable lung disease, but there have been almost no new advances in treatment for 85 years and the infrastructure to deal with the problem is not sufficient in much of the developing world; in certain communities the disease has reached epidemic proportions. The WHO estimates that one third of the world's population is infected with the bacteria that can cause TB and that nearly 1.8 million people die from the disease every year. But TB cannot be defined simply by incidence or mortality rates, as it is a disease that has far reaching economic and social consequences.

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Chhath--An Ancient Hindu Festival Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God

Photographs by Praful Rao
Praful Rao

Photo by Praful Rao: A Bihari woman in her finest clothing and jewelry during the Chhath pujas in Kalimpong

Chhath is an ancient Hindu festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti. The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The Sun, considered the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath fesival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress.

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Milton Rogovin: A Life in Photography   


Wednesday, April 20, 2011
4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt University
Gage Gallery
18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Lecture by Melanie Herzog
Professor of Art History at Edgewood College
Author of Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer

For more information, contact Professor Erik Gellman at egellman@roosevelt.edu

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Gage Gallery, Department of History and Philosophy, the Center for New Deal Studies and the Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies.

The New York Photo Festival May 11-15

Submissions due April 25 for NY Photo Awards


 $5,000 cash first prize; $5,000 in secondary prizes. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be featured in exclusive main floor exhibition at PowerHouse Arena. Submission address: www.NewYorkPhotoAwards.com  


The 2011 edition of The New York Photo Awards will feature twelve category winners - including best fine art single, fine art series, documentary single, documentary series, advertising single, advertising series and photo book - one of whom will be selected for a $5,000 grand cash prize for best overall picture or series.


SDN is a media sponsor of this year's festival.  


For more information: visit www.nyphotofestival.com  

InterAction Photography Contest Focuses on Humanitarian and Development Work

Deadline May 1, 2011


InterAction encourages submissions of photos that illustrate innovative, effective and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. All images should be of work in the field, outside the United States. One Grand Prize Winner* will receive round-trip airfare to Washington, D.C. (flights originating in the U.S. only), where they will receive their award at InterAction's 2011 Forum, August 10-12, 2011. The Grand Prize Winner's photograph will run as the cover of the special Forum recap issue of Monday Developments magazine. The winner will also receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Monday Developments magazine and one free half-page advertisement.  


Visit www.interaction.org/photo and upload up to three entries.  


*Please note that prizes will be awarded to the winning image's photographer, not an organization or any other party that may own rights to the image or for whom the image was taken.

About SocialDocumentary.net
SocialDocumentary.net is a website for photographers, NGOs, journalists, editors, and students to create and explore documentary exhibits 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 editor: Barbara Ayotte