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Photographing Libya's slave market

Libya is a slave market run by militias and privately armed groups: that's the stark verdict of Mexican photographer Narciso Contreras.
from Daniel Nelson on May 22, 2017.

'God gave us hands to work so we have to work'

"My only satisfaction is that everyone dies. Even when the rich go, they leave the world with nothing", says a worker in the vast Indian textile factory that is the subject of 'Machines'.
from Daniel Nelson on May 17, 2017.

When US Black Power meets Cuban Blackie

Assata Olugbala Shakur is an African-American activist, a member of the former Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the murder of a state trooper in 1977. She escaped in 1979 and fled to Cuba in 1984, gaining political asylum.
from Daniel Nelson on May 11, 2017.

The pulverising power of global industry

You feel as though you have lived four lifetimes after watching 'The Pulverised'.
from Daniel Nelson on May 6, 2017.

Mud on our feet: exhibitions fit for a migrant nation

The Migration Museum continues its slow but hopefully inexorable advance towards becoming a permanent institution.
from Daniel Nelson on May 6, 2017.

Museum takes on Syria and the war sparked by graffiti

A Syrian family loads their few remaining belongings into a taxi. The young son is wearing a party hat. Dad has a pen clipped to his neat shirt.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 28, 2017.

Beauty and blood at the Bush

It's a brilliant idea: two men are on guard as the finishing touches are made to the Taj Mahal, but are not allowed to turn and look.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 16, 2017.

Britons and the fight for peace

I remember being astonished when a Quebecker asked the teenage me, “Why do you English like war so much? You’re always going to war.”
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 8, 2017.

'The slippery are very crafty'

Chinglish is a sign that says "To take notice of safe: the slippery are very crafty!" when a better version might be "Beware: slippery surfaces".
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 6, 2017.

Jamaica's 19th century photographic makeover

'Making Jamaica: Photography From The 1890s' is a powerful example of how to give a place a makeover.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 1, 2017.