“I wasn’t really sure what to expect,” Loulou d’Aki said. The Swedish photographer, who is based in Athens, has worked extensively in the Middle East. Before this summer, however, she had never been to Afghanistan. She was inspired to visit after working on stories about Afghan people in Iran and witnessing the flow of refugees from Afghanistan into Europe. Her first impressions upon her arrival in Kabul? “It’s very, very complicated,” she said.
Photoville, the temporary community of duplexes made by four-ton steel shipping containers underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, is featuring the work of 11 up-and-coming photographers from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States, displayed on four-foot wooden cubes. The photographers were chosen from participants in this year’s New York Portfolio Review — a free event sponsored by The New York Times Lens blog and The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
In the charcoal fields of San Pedro, a bustling port city in the southwest Ivory Coast, hundreds of women and children — some barely school-age — toil day and night among heaps moldering wood, waste water and air thick with smoke. Driving rain, withering heat and sawdust storms come with the job. This used to be men’s work. Not anymore. Making charcoal for sale out of the refuse from nearby sawmills, work for the desperate and destitute, has become almost exclusively women’s work in San Pedro.
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