A fire chief from Alabama recently pulled out a gun on a real estate photographer and a realtor who arrived at the house he was selling. The man claimed that he thought a camera was a gun, he smashed it against the ground, and the victims claim that it was, in fact, all because of the color of their skin.
A social media influencer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after trying to violently steal a web domain name from a stranger. No, this isn’t a Black Mirror episode or an Onion article. The influencer known as “Polo” developed a scheme that involved a Taser, a gun, and his violent cousin who went to the stranger’s door. The cousin broke into the man’s home, and even some blood was spilled as he tried to force the man to give up the domain name.
A photographer from Belarus, Dasha Buben, has published a powerful and meaningful project titled I Survived. She has photographed the survivors of domestic abuse in Belarus for over a year, and her aim is to help them love themselves again.
Dasha’s portraits don’t tell the story of victims. She sees her subjects as heroes who have gone through a lot, yet have found a way to survive and get back on their feet. I have talked to Dasha about this amazing project, and I learned of the challenges and emotions she and her subjects have gone through during the photo shoots.
Sorry she did it or sorry she got caught?
Petra Laszlo, the Hungarian camerawoman who was filmed tripping and kicking migrants, apologized for her actions.
“I’m not heartless, racist children-kicking camerawoman”, she said, stating that she was driven by fear, adding that she does not deserve the “political witch hunt” against her.
Laszlo’s violent behavior made headlines worldwide and made her a symbol of the xenophobic response to Europe’s migrant crisis. Following the widespread condemnation of her actions she was fired from her job and an official police investigation has been launched.[Read More…]