Carlos Javier Ortiz has been shortlisted for the 2018 Catchlight Fellowship which “recognizes excellence in the novel use of photography to depict and bring awareness to challenging social issues.” His project “Between the Lines” examines the over policed and under protected, life between us and them: examining police-community relations. The Fellowship, which includes $30,000 awarded to each of three photographers, will be announced on April 2, 2018.
Out today in Bloomberg Businessweek is Nichole Sobecki’s cover story “Made in Ethiopia, by China.”
Fast fashion finds a new home in the Horn of Africa, where tax incentives, promises of infrastructure development, and ultra-cheap labor are drawing in companies producing for Guess, Levi’s, H&M and other labels. The Hawassa Industrial Park is only the most recent part of a vast centralized scheme: since 2014, Ethiopia has opened four giant, publicly owned industrial parks; it plans eight more by 2020.
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Featured today on The New Yorker is a story that Zackary Canepari photographed while embedded with the police in Flint, Michigan.
“The photographer Zackary Canepari is among the few outsiders with sustained interest in the internal rot of this American city. A native of Boston who now lives between New York and the Bay Area, he has been documenting life in Flint since 2012, including the water crisis that poisoned the city’s residents; an eight-part documentary series called “Flint Town,” which Canepari made with Jessica Dimmock and Drea Cooper, premières on March 2nd, on Netflix. For his most recent series of images, he examined the Flint Police Department. How does law enforcement work in a place in constant crisis?”
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