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This year, for The End of Year Instagram Showcase, we invited photo editor and photography consultant Will Carleton from Photo Archive News to select a number of photographs submitted by photographers that have been involved with the PJ Hub in 2022.
In anticipation to Will Carleton’s curation, we would like to share some of the photographs submitted demonstrating the commitment, talent, exploration of unseen or forgotten areas of society to advocate and advance social justice. An example of the work submitted are stories from the Democratic Republic of Congo by Justin Makangara and Arsene Mpiana, the work by Richard Zubelzu capturing the powerful sentiment for the liberation of women in Iran, the protests in Bolivia by Josue Cortez, the work by Encarni Pindado on the Search for Disappeared Persons allegedly killed by the cartel near Los Mochis, Mexico, the work of Sebastian Ambrossio documenting the various layers of Argentinian society, the impact of waste on the Guatemalan coastline with a focus on Livingston by @Maria Tomas Rodriguez and the coverage of one of the rallies in solidarity of Child Q, the fifteen-year-old strip-searched black girl, and all the black girls that are daily adultified and dehumanised in England by Sabrina Merolla. The Photojournalism Hub End of Year Instagram Showcase starts on the 21st December 2022. To view the entries and lean more join us HERE .

Women for Iran/ Mujeres por Iran ©Richard Zubelzu
Ms. Sylvie, a resident of Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo, poses in front of a colonial building that was used for various purposes, including as a housing camp for teachers of a school dating from the colonial era. ©Justin Makangara
In a world where the debate on identities is problematic, there is reason to dwell on the question. “Passport” explores the duality of attitudes adopted by certain individuals who, taking advantage of this travel document,
change their identity each time, who, taking advantage of this travel document, change their identity each time. It is a question of questioning the influences that people undergo (from the glance of the society) when they want to show themselves especially in public, far from any authentic idea. Inspired at the height of the new coronavirus pandemic, this work is to be seen as a quest for lost, forgotten or simply, defeated identity. ©Arsene Mpiana Monkwe
Patricia Flores along with prosecutors, authorities and the Sinaloa Regional Commission for the Search for Disappeared Persons watch as her son digs up the remains of a person in a field allegedly used by the cartel to kill and disappear people near Los Mochis. Photo: © Encarni Pindado for The Sunday Times
 A cocalero returns a tear gas grenade against riot police during the conflict in the Villa El Carmen area. (Peace)
The conflict has escalated between the government and the cocaleros due to the existence of an illegal market parallel to that of their institution. La Paz, Bolivia on August 10, 2022. ©JOSUE CORTEZ
“Oración a Forastero” (Prayer to a Stranger) 2022, Una mujer reza la Oración al señor de los milagros de Mailín frente a la imagen de la virgen en la parte de atrás del altar del Santuario de la Virgen del Rosario de San Nicolás. 
<<Cada fotografía que miramos es una ventana abierta sobre una realidad y sobre un instante. Una fotografía es al mismo tiempo lo que más se acerca al proyecto imposible que sería la representación de un pensamiento>> Jean-Claude Lemagny. ‘L’ombre et le temps’ París 1992 ©Sebastian Ambrossio
Livingston is a small coastal municipality in Guatemala only accessible by boat. Its population is predominantly indigenous and tourism is one of the main sources of income. The basins of the local rivers are full of waste due to manifestations of nature, but primarily due to the productive processes of the local population in their daily life. During the rainy season, the flow of the rivers increases, and the waste is dragged to the mouth of the rivers and the sea. This is difficult to reverse, but the pollution caused by man should be solved through environmental education campaigns. Currently there are numerous efforts by the Guatemalan government and several NGOs to clean the coasts, separate waste and make the local population aware of the adverse effects that pollution causes on man, animals, and local vegetation. In 2022 more than 2 tons of waste were removed from Livingston’s coast. ©Maria Tomas Rodriguez
Hackney Town Hall, London, UK, 20th of March 2022. Hundreds of Londoners gather in London’s Hackney Town Hall for a solidarity rally supporting Child Q, the fifteen-year-old strip-searched black girl, and all the black girls that are daily adultified and dehumanised in England. Child Q’s family has now launched civil proceedings against the Metropolitan Police and the school. Published here: child-how-adultification-leads-to-black-children-being-treated-as-criminals; 2. ©Sabrina Merolla

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