warphotographer:

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped journalist James Foley in northwest Syria on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 2012.

Jim is the oldest of five children. He has reported independently and objectively from the Middle East for the past five years. Prior to his work as a journalist, Jim helped empower disadvantaged individuals as a teacher and mentor assisting them in improving their lives.

The family appeals for the release of Jim unharmed.

so. When I posted this note about James foley early last year, i was undoubtly really too optimistic to expect him to be released fairly as a journalist in the next months.

The news from the last days really shocked me. I cant really deal with such news anymore, even If strong I thought i was.. Barbarians, weapons sellers and all these power of destruction all around us. we will never get out of it. Fucking hell.

Camille Lepage 1988-2014

The French photojournalist who was found murdered in the Central African Republic on Tuesday left behind a remarkable volume of work.

Camille Lepage, 26, spent her career covering East and Central Africa and has been photographing the conflicts of South Sudan since 2012.

Lepage had her work published by several news outlets including the New York Times, LA Times, International Herald Tribune, Al Jazeera, Le Monde newspaper, Vice magazine, and the Guardian. It has been honored by competitions like POYI 2014 and La Bourse du Talent 2013.

“I want the viewers to feel what the people are going through. I’d like them to empathize with them as human beings, rather than seeing them as another bunch of Africans suffering from war somewhere in this dark continent,” she said. “I wish they think: ‘Why on Earth are those people in living hell; why don’t we know about it and why is no one doing anything?’ I would like the viewers to be ashamed of their government for knowing about it without doing anything to make it end.”

http://camille-lepage.photoshelter.com

Rest your smiles and your eyes in peace

fotojournalismus:

Today in Palestine

1. A Palestinian demonstrator holds portraits of late South African Leader Nelson Mandela and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as he stands in front of Israeli soldier during the weekly demonstration against Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah on Dec. 6, 2013. (Majdi Mohammed/AP)

2. A placard depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela hangs on a barbed wire as a Palestinian protester reacts to tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah on Dec. 6, 2013. (Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)

(via andrewwadenunn)

andrewwadenunn:

cerebralzero:

chasing-rose:

Female sniper from the YPG.

The YPG (Popular Protection Units) of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) considers itself a popular democratic militia with the mission of maintaining order and protecting the lives of those living in Western Kurdistan and citizens living in the primarily Kurdish districts of Syria against both regime forces, FSA and AL Qaeda affiliates attacks.

They are against Assad, FSA and Al Qaeda? 

Right on.

The Kurds are possibly the closest thing to modern Spartans. I love the Kurdish people, more than I can possibly say.