Nichole Sobecki’s new story for The New York Times is out today.
At a time when millions of refugees around the world are largely confined to camps, when Europe is trying to close the door, when US President Donald Trump demands more deportations and a wall, one country is bucking the trend — Uganda, which accepts refugees from two never-ending wars, South Sudan to the north and DRC to the west. Uganda has one of the most generous and progressive approaches to hosting refugees in the region, if not the world. Uganda welcomed more refugees each day in 2016 than many wealthy European countries accepted the entire year, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). They live in designated areas called “settlements” where they are allocated pieces of land to put up shelters, grow food, and start their own businesses. Refugees are given relative freedom of movement, equal access to primary education, healthcare, and other basic social services, and they have the right to work and, should they wish to, to remain forever.
Linda Bournane Engelberth’s “Outside the Binary” was featured in the New York Times LENS blog.
“Each portrait has a personal reflection about identity, proof that non-binary is about more than external markers: it is also about internal feelings. These first-person accounts exist beyond the frame, with and against the portraits they illuminate and complicate.”
“Outside the Binary” is Linda’s contribution to the “Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity”project that premiered at Photoville. “Her Take” is an exhibition in seven parts by the Seven of VII, the seven female photographers of VII. Each photographer is undertaking a visual reflection on masculinity — re-framing it, challenging it, referencing it historically, exploring it, considering it in specific cultural contexts and changing social conventions, or coming out from the shadow of it.
On assignment for The New York Times, Zackary Canepari photographed survivors of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting on the one-year anniversary.
Ilvy Njiokiktjien’s latest work for The New York Times focuses on dementia patients in the Netherlands.
“…Their bus ride — a route on the flat, tree-lined country roads of the Dutch countryside — was a simulation that plays out several times a day on three video screens. It is part of an unorthodox approach to dementia treatment that doctors and caregivers across the Netherlands have been pioneering: harnessing the power of relaxation, childhood memories, sensory aids, soothing music, family structure and other tools to heal, calm and nurture the residents, rather than relying on the old prescription of bed rest, medication and, in some cases, physical restraints.”