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John Vink
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Photojournalist, member of Magnum Photos
Photojournalist, member of Magnum Photos

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It is a bargain… $US 100… They come signed and can be delivered anywhere...


Magnum Instagram sale. You can buy this signed print here: http://store.magnumphotos.com/collections/square-prints-sale/products/magnum-square-print-by-john-vink  

BURKINA FASO. Tin Akoff. 6/03/1985: Filling guerbas with water at a pond close to the malian border.”
"It’s been there since I was bitten by the photography bug at 16, although I wasn’t aware of it until much later: the ability I think I have to piece together a long-term story, spread over several years, covering various locations, interrupted by other stories, gleaning bits and pieces and trying to make sense of it all. This picture of kids filling ‘guerbas’ at a pond in Burkina Faso was a catalyst. At the time I took it, I felt that it would be a decent picture. (You're never 100% sure, as so many things can still go wrong)  But that moment in Tin Akoff, immediately after the image was inside the camera, triggered an idea to do a story on the management of water in the Sahel region. Not about the famine or the drought itself, but what was being done to try and avoid it — how did people cope with drought? That precise moment in Burkina Faso, with the skinny kids who were totally adapted to their unforgiving environment, with the murky but precious water, initiated and defined what I would be working on nearly exclusively for the next 30 years: aftermath situations, threats to cultural identity, development issues.”

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Here is one as a teaser for today's publication in The Cambodia Daily. It'll be in colour in the print version, and in colour in the online version which ALSO features a video at this link: https://www.cambodiadaily.com/culture/staging-grace-84160/#videospot

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 19/05/2015: Dancers rehearse 'Pamina Devi', a choreography by Sophiline Shapiro based on Mozart's 'Die Zauberflöte", first commissioned by Peter Sellars in 2006 and never properly shown in Cambodia.

The performance by the Sophiline Arts Ensemble can be attended at the Department of Performing Arts Theater (Streets 384 & 173 behind Spark & Tawandang Microbrewery) 21-23 May at 7 PM and 24 May at 4 PM.
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Outtake as a teaser for tomorrow’s publication in The Cambodia Daily.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 19/05/2015: Dancers rehearse 'Pamina Devi', a choreography by Sophiline Shapiro based on Mozart's 'Die Zauberflöte", first commissioned by Peter Sellars in 2006 and never properly shown in Cambodia.

The performance can be attended at the Department of Performing Arts Theater (Streets 384 & 173 behind Spark & Tawandang Microbrewery) 21-23 May at 7 PM and 24 May at 4 PM.
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More than 20 garment factory workers died on their way to work in Svay Rieng province this morning in a traffic accident. Tens of thousands of factory workers making your cheap t-shirts face the same risk every morning and evening in Cambodia when being shuttled back and forth in open trucks or overloaded vans.

CAMBODIA. Kambol (Phnom Penh). 25/01/2011: Garment workers returning home after their shift in open trucks.

More on the plight of Cambodian garment factory workers in the ebook ‘A Fine Thread’ available at the iTunes iBookstore at the following link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-fine-thread/id793868280?ls=1&mt=11
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Prayer day at the riverside pagoda: I have been going there so many times. But recently the fun, or rather the excitement when taking photographs there has left me. What to do when the fun has left? Change I guess...

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/05/2015: Street children selling fire to light joss sticks during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda hide for the photographer.
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Mom’s Day… They bore us… Thay carried us… All of us… Here is to you Moms...

http://johnvink.com/news/2015/05/moms/

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HONG KONG. 19/04/2015: HONG KONG. 19/04/2015: Indonesian migrant workers learn to play violin while enjoying their day off at Victoria Park. From ‘Like A Tourist In Hong Kong' (and it is in colour)…

A selection of photographs on my weblog here: http://johnvink.com/news/2015/04/like-a-tourist-in-hong-kong-almost/

The full set on my website here: http://www.johnvink.com/JohnVinkSite/Other_Countries/Hong_Kong_Almost_Like_a_Tourist/index.html#VIJ2015016G0137
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Hong Kong uploaded... A selection on the weblog. Full set on the website... http://johnvink.com/news/2015/04/like-a-tourist-in-hong-kong-almost/
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