Espen Rasmussen’s “Hard.Land” is on view at the 8th edition of FotoArtFestival in Bielsko-Bia?a, Poland, from October 11 to 27, 2019. In “Hard.Land,” Espen investigates what has happened to the former middle class in the Rust Belt, and the consequences of low income, unemployment, drugs, and their departure from the former industrial towns.
As part of the “Authors’ Marathon” on Saturday, October 12, Espen will give a presentation about his long-term projects. In addition to “Hard.Land,” Espen will discuss the project “Transit,” about refugees and displaced people around the world, and “White Rage,” a one-year journey among right-wing people in the U.S. and Europe.
Eastern Poland is called “Poland B” and stands out from the more liberal western parts of the country. They fear the liberal wind from the west and trust populists in the face of the future. In an assignment for Klassekampen, Maciek Nabrdalik photographed the village of Kobylin-Borzymy where nine out of ten vote far right.
In collaboration with National Geographic, on September 20, 2019, VII photographers documented Climate Strike protests throughout the world.
Click here to see the videos, photos of the march, and archival images depicting the causes and effects of climate change.
“When you think of what climate change looks like, perhaps you think of giant icebergs melting in the Arctic. But it’s so much more than that.” This piece from CNN features photos and words from photographers around the world, including VII’s Nichole Sobecki and Ed Kashi, that show us how the planet is changing.