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4 Great stories come from Zuma Press this week. From Tanzania to Haiti via the USA and Syria, the photographers of Zuma bring us an amazing array of great photojournalism.
Giulio Paletta, a Brazilian photographer specialized in human rights, focused his camera on the small christian community of Syria, who is worried that the country might fall into the hands of muslim extremists. Torn between their beliefs and their need for security, they continue to practice in a very uncertain environment. With only 10% of the population, it will certainly be swept away by the installation of a Muslim based government and might endure the fate of their Egyptians brother.
Peggy Peattie, a staff photographer at the San Diego Union Tribune, brought back some impressive images of Haiti at a time when Haiti is hardly mentioned anymore. When all the medias are gone, the spotlights turned off and the hero reporters gone home, the hospital volunteers continue their hard work of accomplishing the impossible with little means. Hôpital Sacré Coeur, with only 73 beds is the largest private hospital in northern Haiti, situated in the small village of Milot. The hospice with only 3 full-time doctors managed thousands of victims in the aftermath of the earthquake that crippled this impoverished nation two years ago, and again 10 months later, when Haiti suffered a cholera outbreak. Peggy' images beautifully relate, without using pity but rather hope, the relentless efforts of the workers of the impossible and the people they save.
Multi award winning photographer Jed Conklin, from Kentucky, took upon himself to find some women who, whatever happens, will make Olympic history this summer in London. These are the candidates for the first ever women boxing championship. Three of America's best female boxers have closed in on a spot at London 2012, after securing victories at the inaugural women's United States Olympic team trials in Washington. Marlen Esparza, Queen Underwood and Claressa Shields triumphed at the historic event. They will compete for the first time in the summer olympics after participating to the 2012 Women's World Boxing Championships in China.
Zimbabwe born photographer Kate Holt, who's work on humanitarian issues mostly touching women and children is of incredible force, went into a quest to find out what happened to the promise of affordable education to all as promised in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights of 1948. More particularly, she aimed her lenses to the condition of a group of girls in Tanzania to show the challenges encountered when trying to offer quality education to everyone . School fees have dropped in many countries, allowing some of the world’s poorest children to access school – the result is that 40 million more children have been able to access school in the last 8 years.Kate's work is a not a desperate cry for help but rather an insightful and hopeful look at how the world's leader's decision to bring eduction to all by 2015 can face challenges when brought to the crude reality of certain parts of the world.
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