Photojournalism & documentary photography- Buzkashi, Tajikistan, Central Asia


Photojournalism - Buzkashi riders in a fierce battle. Tajikistan, Central Asia Photojournalism - Buzkashi Tajikistan, Central Asia This is an example of what you as a client will get when hiring me as a Photojournalist Documentary photographer Editorial photographer Press photographer Press videographer Typical clients for this kind of job Content agencies News agencies Newspapers & magazines Television & broadcast companies Buzkashi (بزکشی, literally "goat pulling" in Persian) is a Central Asian sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to place a goat, calf or a lamb carcass in a goal. Played in one form or another for more than 600 years, Central Asia's national sport, buzkashi, is alarmingly fast and extremely physical. It’s Like the NFL. But with horses and a headless lamb. The game of Buzkashi seems to have originated in Afghanistan where it is still the country's national sport. Legend has it that the game was first invented centuries ago when Afghan tribes would gallop up on horseback to steal a rival tribe's goats from their flock. Competition is fierce. But the rules state that you are not allowed to whip a fellow rider intentionally or deliberately knocking him off his horse. "Intentionally" and "deliberately" are, however, words that are free for interpretation. Riders usually wear heavy clothing and head protection to protect themselves against other players' whips and boots. For example, riders in the former Soviet Union often wear salvaged Soviet tank helmets for protection. The boots usually have high heels that lock into the saddle of the horse to help the rider lean on the side of the horse while trying to pick up the goat.     The game ball in a buzkashi game is normally beheaded [...]

Documentary photographer & videographer for Save the Children, Senegal


Documentary photographer & videographer for Save the Children, Senegal Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Documenting projects preventing female mutilation, domestic violence & child marriages. In Senegal on assignment as an NGO photographer with Children of the World (Världens Barn) and Save the Children (Rädda Barnen), documenting their incredibly important projects preventing female mutilation, domestic violence and child marriages.     Typical clients for this kind of assignment NGO (a non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level that operates independently of any government, typically one whose purpose is to address a social or political issue) UN - United Nations / Unicef - United Nations Children's Fund News agencies / Newspapers & magazines / News television channels Delegations Governments     My mission as a documentary photographer My mission is to produce visual documentation (images, videos & 360-virtual reality) of programme activities, high-level meetings and major events across the country. Photojournalism/documentary coverage of supported programmes as well as general advocacy on the subject ie. Coverage can include documentation of programme intervention as well as to be documenting the situation that shows the need for intervention. Photojournalism/documentary storytelling focused on an individual subject, telling the story through the life and experiences of an individual. Visual storytelling includes captions and first-person quotes furthering the story-telling. Possibly a hero character in the narrative [...]