Archive for May, 2013

Tearsheet – Brand Eins (Neuland)

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Here’s a recent tearsheet from the German Magazine Brand Eins Neuland. They commissioned me to interview three former alumni of Jacobs University for a special edition on the city of Bremen. I travelled to Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and Bangladesh (Dhaka) to write the story and made a brief city reportage as well as the portraits.

 

 

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San Pedro Sula

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

 

Very saddened to read that the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula is now the most violent place on Earth as reported in today’s Guardian.

I remember shooting a small story there about young people trying to leave the gangs in 2001.

Here are a couple of the images that I made …

 

Honduras - San Pedro Sula - A former gang member shows his tattoos. San Pedro Sula has several criminal gangs (known as 'Maras') that sprang up in the region after their members were deported from the US in the 1990's. The founders of the gangs were typically Central American youngsters whose families had fled to the US to escape civil war. After peace accords were signed, they were sent back to their countries and took the street-gang culture with them.

Honduras – San Pedro Sula – A former gang member shows his tattoos. San Pedro Sula has several criminal gangs (known as ‘Maras’) that sprang up in the region after their members were deported from the US in the 1990’s. The founders of the gangs were typically Central American youngsters whose families had fled to the US to escape civil war. After peace accords were signed, they were sent back to their countries and took the street-gang culture with them.

 

Honduras - San Pedro Sula - A former gang member with his mother and his home made pistol, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Honduras – San Pedro Sula – A former gang member with his mother and his home made pistol, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

 

At work…

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

 

Recently, researching a new story in Rwanda, I remembered that my translator back in 2005 was a very talented chap called John Tugirimana and that he’d painted a cartoon of me at work…

 

 

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