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Soma and the Contemptuous Regime

The photograph of Yusuf Yerkel, an adviser to Prime Minister Erdoğan, kicking a protester in the mining town of Soma has become a symbol for the contempt with which the Turkish government is treating its people. It shows Yerkel kicking the anonymous protester already lying on the ground as he is manhandled by two special…

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The Sami Way by Elisa Ferrari

This interview between Marco Bohr and the Argentinian photographer Elisa Ferrari was conducted in June 2013. Marco Bohr: You came to photography via ethnomusicology. Is it fair to say that you came to photography relatively late? Do you think there might be certain advantages on being a bit of an outsider – if that is…

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Austerity and Visual Propaganda

Benefit broods with five kids, The Sun, December 2012 It has become a weekly if not a daily ritual in Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid newspaper The Sun : in big and bold articles it writes how ‘feckless’ citizens work or cheat the state’s benefit system in order to support a lifestyle above and beyond what…