Injustices & Inequalities: Covid-19 – Edition 11

The current Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities and people who were already marginalised, discriminated, and at the throng of continuous injustices and inequalities. We are bringing together stories, investigations from around the world to highlight and advocate and create the important exposure to leverage and bring about positive changes.


In the 11th edition of the Journal on “Injustice & Inequalities: Covid-19”, we present the work of Guilherme
Bergamini which exposes some of the contradictory messages given by government officials.
At the start of the pandemic, Guilherme listed 27 countries cited in the news above published on March 3, 2020, He searched Google “Street View” at random and appropriated each photograph, covering the people in the image with red circles.
The monitoring carried out by the Federal Government is contradictory for what he observed in the actions taken by the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. What is at stake, as he understands it, are the lives of millions of Brazilians who survive each day with minimal wage or nothing, an unjustifiable and impractical social inequality.

Photo editor: Cinzia D’Ambrosi

STAY AT HOME IT’S NOT A WEAK FLU!

Photography and text by Guilherme Bergamini

Total deaths from COVID-19 in Brazil until June 2, 2021
                                        465.312 lives
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©Guilherme Bergamini

Searching the Internet about the new COVID-19 around the world, I saw the website of the Ministry of Health of Brazil. I came across a list of 27 countries that are being monitored by the Federal Government.
I listed these 27 countries cited in the news above published on March 3, 2020, I searched in Google “Street View” at random and appropriated each photograph, covering the people in the image with red circles.
This monitoring carried out by the Federal Government is contradictory for what I observe in the actions taken by the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. What is at stake, if he understands it, are the lives of millions of Brazilians who survive each day with minimal wage or nothing, an unjustifiable and impractical social inequality.
And in this conflict of vanities, interests and power, we can come to an unprecedented tragedy.
Never imagined that i would live an experience of pandemic and social confinement. From that I remember a passage from the inauguration speech of the President-elect of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, on January 1, 2019, in Brasília, in the Federal District, Brazil:

May God bless this great nation. Brazil above all. God above all. This is our flag, which will never be red. It will only be red if our blood is needed to keep it green and yellow.” – Part of the inauguration speech of the President-elect of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.

©Guilherme Bergamini
©Guilherme Bergamini

http://guilhermebergamini.com/fiquem-em-casa-nao-e-uma-gripezinha/

Biography

Reporter photographic and visual artist, Guilherme Bergamini is Brazilian and graduated in Journalism. For more than two decades, he has developed projects with photography and the various narrative possibilities that art offers. The works of the artist dialogue between memory and social political criticism. He believes in photography as the aesthetic potential and transforming agent of society. Awarded in national and international competitions, Guilherme Bergamini participated in collective exhibitions in 44 countries.

Guilherme Bergamini
www.guilhermebergamini.com 
Mob: +55 31 999523047 

Facebook: Guilherme Bergamini
Instagram: guilhermebergamini

Lateral Thinkers in Germany

Photography and text by Cassiel Kanter

In Germany, people have been protesting against the corona measures of the federal government for more than a year. In terms of content, the spectrum ranges from citizens who want to point out the importance of the fundamental right of assembly to vaccination opponents, esoterics, general sceptics of the state and conspiracy theorists. Right-wing extremists and “Reichsbüger” can also be found at the demonstrations. The inner core of the “Querdenker” scene is monitored by the German domestic intelligence service, among other things because of overlaps with the extreme right-wing scene. The official goal of the in Germany called “Querdenker” is the unrestricted restoration of the currently partially restricted basic rights: “We insist on the first 20 articles of our constitution”, they say in a one-page manifesto. These are, in particular, the abolition of the restrictions on fundamental rights imposed by the “Corona Ordinance”. At moment, the situation in Germany is calming down, as more and more people are being vaccinated and the pandemic is hopefully moving towards its end.

Cassiel Kanter
Insta: cassielkanterphoto
twitter: MartinStopsel

All photos copyright ©Cassiel Kanter

Photojournalism Nights 15TH Edition

Photojournalism Hub 15th edition of the Photojournalism Nights presents a superb line-up of guest photographers: Carolina Rapezzi Denise Laura BakerSimon King.

23rd July 2021 06:30 pm

White City Place, The WestWorks,
195 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FQ

To join here

Ghana, Accra, November 2018. Rashida is a young girl originally from the North of Ghana, she sells water in the scrap yard of Agbogbloshie. Along with other girls living in the area, she carries water bags into a wheelbarrow and sell them for 1 Ghanaian Cedi each (the equivalent of £0,15) to workers who need to extinguish the fire and cool down the copper extracted from burning cables, wires and other appliances.

Carolina Rapezzi is an award-winning photographer based in London, part of the collective Women Photograph. Her works focus on social, humanitarian and environmental issues. She worked on migration issues in Sicily and France, covered the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution in Moscow and St. Petersburg, followed several protest movements in London, including the more recent Black Lives Matter and, since 2018 she has been working on environmental issues. Her independent project Burning Dreams on electronic waste in Ghana has been awarded internationally and exhibited multiple times: Portrait of Humanity 2019, Winner Flash Forward 2019, Winner 1st Prize Single Images, Winner World Water Day 2020, Shortlisted Sony World Photography 2020, Winner Siena International Award 2020.

©DeniseLauraBaker

Denise Laura Baker is a photojournalist, documentary, and portrait photographer. Her work draws on influences from the many different strands of her career, particularly her time as an ethnographic psychologist where she interviewed and collected the stories of the people with whom she worked. She has been exhibiting since 2016 and have, exhibited at various locations in Wales, including holding her first solo exhibition as part of LLAWN 2019 (Llandudno arts Weekend). She is the recipient of an Arts Council for Wales R&D grant for a project examining interconnecting communities within Gwynedd, Conwy and Ynys Mon. She also teaches and give talks on the role of narrative in photography and photo book making.

©Simon King

Simon King is a documentary photographer, currently working on a series of long-term projects, all on 35mm film. Simon teaches at UAL, and with Leica Akademie (UK). Simon works with the collective New Exit Group to publish photo-essays highlighting intimate, local stories. Simon’s recent publications include BARDO (in collaboration with NEG), a USA Digest which includes work from 2019 – Winter 2021, and Transiting Bulgaria, from his recent time there over Christmas 2020.

The Photojournalism Nights is an event that promotes committed and courageous photojournalism and engages the public to social justice and human rights. To join HERE

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