by Eduardo Leal
The End of an Era - my photo essay about the Chávez funeral
Intimidation Nation, my new photo essay for Roads and Kingdoms
‘Chávez Desde Afuera’ on Revista Now from Venezuela (Pages 94-107) http://issuu.com/revistanow/docs/now23?mode=window&pageNumber=95
La Rinconada Hippodrome, Caracas
For the past 2 years, Joel Mata and his family, like many others, live on an improvised shelter in the Hippodrome of La Rinconada, after they lost their house in the floods that destroyed many of the houses situated in the poor slums on the hills that surround the city. This is the first part of their story. They are expecting to get a brand new house in the following weeks.
Chávez Chic the photo essay on the souvenirs and paraphernalia with the image of the President it’s today on the P3 section of Público newspaper in Portugal
Chávez Chic, the souvenirs and paraphernalia used by the supporters of Hugo Chávez during his funeral yesterday in Caracas for Roads and Kingdoms
From the archive: Nicolás Maduro it’s the new President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Photo taken on the 2nd of July 2011, during the opening of Los Simbolos Boulevard in Caracas after the first disappearance of Hugo Chávez due to illness
Hugo Chávez 1954-2013
Photographs from the archive (1st- Chávez in Catia neighbourhood during his Presidential Campaign in September 2012; 2nd- President Chávez in the Peoples balcony at the Miraflores Presidential Palace after his return from the first operation in Cuba, 4th July 2011; 3rd and 4th- President Chávez during the closing of his Presidential Campaign in Caracas, 4th October 2012)
Can you imagine A Day Without News?
One year ago, legendary correspondent Marie Colvin and photojournalist Remi Ochlik were killed in Homs, Syria. Evidence from eye witnesses suggests that the journalists were targeted by the Syrian regime in an attempt to limit exposure of the war’s atrocities. Their deaths struck an industry still reeling from a string of tragic losses, including the deaths of photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington in Misrata, Libya, in April 2011.
“It is unacceptable that those looking to report objectively from conflict zones around the world are deliberately singled out, targeted and murdered with impunity, with those responsible for their deaths not facing any repercussions. Without these journalists bearing witness, atrocities committed in war would go unremarked and it is an equal cruelty that their deaths go without justice. This is a situation that has to change. We are heading towards a day when it will be too dangerous for journalists to enter into or report from war zones.” - Aidan Sullivan, Vice President, Photo Assignments, Editorial Partnerships and Development for Getty Images and founder of A Day Without News?
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