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Victor Lacken
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Attended Dublin City University
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Monrovia, Liberia

The Liberian Broadcasting System building was built in the 1980s but bad planning and then civil war meant that this concrete monstrosity would never serve the function for which it was intended. Today it stands doorless and windowless, powerless and waterless, on top of a hill near Paynesville, home to more than 250 squatters, mostly children, who have nowhere better to live.

Nikon D800, 24mm-70mm


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Monrovia, Liberia
These days I sometimes find myself running through the mud and squalor of awful slums, in pouring rain, chasing men in strange suits who are carrying the body of a person - who probably died of Ebola - away for cremation, against the wishes of their family. I can walk away from all this, but so many others can't. Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Be thankful for what you've got.

_ Nikon D800, 24-70mm_

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Monrovia, Liberia

For the last month I've been on assignment with the Red Cross in Liberia covering the Ebola outbreak, which continues to worsen. I get to accompany these guys a lot as they retrieve bodies from the slums of Liberia. It is at once heartbreaking, scary and fascinating to see them go about their business, doing a job not many would care to do. It is a job, however, that needs to be done as the bodies of Ebola victims are at their most contagious.

Nikon D800, 50mm

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Good very much you work i like you good I'm thailand ♡♡♡♡ ฉันชอบงานที่คุณทำคุณใด้ช่วยเหลือผู้คนมากมาย♥♥
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Portsalon, Co. Donegal, Ireland

I've just returned from a wonderful week in Donegal, right up in the northwestern tip of Ireland. I had wanted to visit the beach at Portsalon for quite a while, ever since I'd read an article in The Guardian describing it as won of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Though I can't say I'd agree with The Guardian's hyperbole, it is a wonderful beach and I decided to remain there until sunset when I knew the light would be best. It didn't disappoint and while walking around I found this collapsed bridge that linked a nearby golf course to the beach. It made for a wonderful addition to the composition perfectly reflected in the water.

Nikon D700, 14mm - 24mm

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Segovia, Spain
Built by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago, the aquaduct in Segovia is perhaps the finest surviving example of its kind. Reaching a maximum height of just under 100ft (30m) and built from granite blocks without the use of mortar, the aquaduct was constructed to deliver water from the Fuente Fría river more than 10 miles away. 

Nikon D700, 24mm TS

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Traffic Jam, Amsterdam Style

This is hilarious - I hot this from my balcony in Amsterdam on Saturday. Hundreds of boats scrambling to get to the Kingsday celebrations in Amsterdam over the weekend.

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King's Day Madness, Amsterdam

If you've ever been to Amsterdam for King's Day (formerly Queensday) you'll know that it really is a sight to behold. It's one big party and a lot of it happens on the canals!

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Monrovia, Liberia

Spending three months in Liberia with the Red Cross allowed me ample time to observe and document the heroic work being done by the Liberian Red Cross burial teams in and around Monrovia. It was sometimes tough, often surreal and always interesting to see these guys go about their work.

Nikon D800, 24mm-70mm

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Monrovia, Liberia
Wellington is the leader of one of the Red Cross burial teams here in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia where the Ebola epidemic currently sweeping West Africa is being most acutely felt. His job is difficult and dangerous and demands courage and diplomacy. Before his team can remove a body, which may be infected with the Ebola virus, he needs to gain the acceptance of the family and the community. This often requires a lot of negotiation and discussion because families prefer to bury their own dead. But when Wellington speaks, people listen.

_ Nikon D800, 24-70mm_

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Διεκδικώντας τα στοιχειώδει, η ζωή για αυτούς τους συνανθρώπους μας δεν είναι δεδομένη, είναι πολυτέλεια...η απόσταση της ζωής με το θάνατο μοιάζει τόσο κοντινή για εκείνους.Μαθήματα αυτές οι εικόνες για εμάς τους δυτικούς , μαθήματα αυτοεκτίμησης, αυτοσεβασμού, καθώς η υγιείς ανθρώπινη ύπαρξη ΔΕΝ είναι δεδομένη...είναι πολυτέλεια...αλλά εμείς το ξεχνάμε....
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Portnablagh, County Donegal, Ireland
I love those wild, wet Donegal beaches, especially when I'm there with the kids as the evening draws in. Sometimes showery weather makes for great light.

Nikon D700, 14mm - 24mm

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Donegal, Ireland

I'm off to Donegal tomorrow for a week's holidays. Ireland is a beautiful country and Donegal is surely one of it's most beautiful counties. Occupying the north-western corner of the island, it's sloping mountains, green valleys and beautiful beaches make for magical landscapes. I spent a week there last year with my family near Dunfanaghy where this photo was taken and where my mother spent the summers of her early childhood more than seventy years ago. Much has changed in Ireland since those days long ago. But much has stayed the same.

Nikon D700, 14mm - 24mm

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Collins

My friend Collins came to visit me in my studio recently and I made this portrait of him. A few people have told me lately that they prefer my portraits to my landscapes and lately I'm beginning to feel the same way. It's a whole different ballgame.

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I'm a photographer with a passion for travel. Born, bred and buttered in Ireland. Trained as a journalist, now operating as a multi-faceted photographer and end-to-end video maker based in Amsterdam.

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