In recognition of International Women’s Day, UNICEF published a photo essay on gender-biased sex selection in Armenia that Anush Babajanyan shot on assignment.
“Armenia has one of the world’s highest rates of gender-biased sex selection (GBSS) – preventing the birth of a child of the ‘undesirable’ gender. Girls are literally missing from families, classrooms and communities. Over the past seven years, an estimated 4,000 girls who would have been born in Armenia were not, due to a persistent preference for sons. That represents 4,000 losses – of life, of opportunities, and of potential.”
The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the 196 nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass, from which the 12 participants will be selected. Included amongst the finalists are Mary Gelman, VII Photo Agency member, and Mentor Program photographers Swarat Ghosh, Hector Guerrero, Christopher Lee, Esther Ruth Mbabazi, Prin Rodriguez, and Valentina Sinis.
“For richer or poorer, Jane Sanders married a movement.” Jessica Dimmock was on assignment for The Cut for this profile of the potential future first lady.
“America, Again” is a year-long project by the photographers of VII, an exploration of some of the most important issues facing American voters as they head to the polls on November 3rd. This is Chapter 3: American Dreams, which includes an essay by author John Edwin Mason, professor of African History and the History of Photography at the University of Virginia.
This chapter includes six photo stories by VII’s Ed Kashi, Christopher Lee, Maggie Steber, and guest photographers Endia Beal, Zun Lee, and Griselda San Martin.