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2014 FotoEvidence Book Award Exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center

October 16th- October 26th, 2014

Opening reception on Thursday October 16th, 6-8:30pm

Life in War cover

The Bronx Documentary Center presents FotoEvidence Book Award Exhibit featuring the work of the winner of the award Majid Saeedi for his book Life in War, and finalists, Tanya Habjouqa, Fernando Moreles, Valerio Bispuri and Joao Pina.

Life in War is probably the only book about Afghanistan that isn’t filled with images of war. For ten years, Saeedi’s photographed daily life in the context of war.  Speaking the language, Majid embedded with the Afghan people rather than with an alien army. His photographs reveal the humanity of a people living through decades of war.
As Ed Kashi notes in his introduction,” By achieving the intimacy of the insider, especially as a male, he has found moments with women that are difficult to be privy to, let alone photograph.  This work embodies the highest qualities of documentary work; he stays, he gets close, he finds intimacy, he cares, he maintains the dignity of his subjects, he surprises and he teaches.”
The hardbound book measures 8 inches by 12 inches, with a matte laminated cover.  It contains 85 black and white images, a statement by the photographer and an introduction by Ed Kashi. Printed on 100lb paper at Ofset Yapimavi in Istanbul.

Maji Saeedi, Life in War

Encerrados by Valerio Bispuri


Occupied Pleasures by Tanya Habjouqa


Breaking the Circle by Fernando Moreles
Pademba prison. Freetown, Sierra Leona. August 2010


The Shadow of the Condor by Joao Pina
PinaJoao_The Shadow of the Condor

FotoEvidence is a platform for documentary photographers whose work focuses on social justice and human rights.  Every year the FotoEvidence Book Award recognizes a photo project documenting evidence of social injustice with the publication of a book. The selected project is published as part of a FotoEvidence series of books dedicated to the work of photographers whose commitment and courage deliver painful truths, creating an awareness and intolerance toward violations of human dignity.

Founded in 2011, the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is a non-profit gallery and educational space devoted to documentary projects from around the globe. Located on the ground floor of a recently revitalized building in the South Bronx, the BDC aims to create an engaging environment for local and international photojournalists, artists, filmmakers, critics and educators committed to innovative methods of non-fiction storytelling.

Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 | +1 718 993 3512
Gallery Hours: Thursday/Friday 3-7pm.  Saturday Sunday 1-5pm

Media Contacts:
Bronx Documentary Center – Myrtille Beauvert, communications@bronxdoc.org
FotoEvidence Svetlana@fotoevidence.com

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