Photographers' Blog

Sheltering mental patients

December 16, 2009


At an Indonesian center for mental patients run by the Galuh Foundation, I found Totok.  A patient who had just taken his morning shower and shaved. Totok used to be a thug in a market, and was feared for his habit of beating up vendors. One day, the vendors’ anger peaked and they beat Totok  up, leaving him with physical injuries and mental damage.

Editor’s choice – November 11

November 11, 2009

A young Buddhist monk holds a pair of sunglasses during a teaching session by spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Tawang, in the northeastern Indian state of Arunchal Pradesh November 10, 2009. The Dalai Lama arrived by helicopter in this remote Buddhist enclave nestled in the icy folds of the eastern Himalayas on Sunday. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Editor’s choice – October 29

October 29, 2009

James Bowers, dressed as Uncle Sam, asks people if they can “spare a trillion”, as they walk past him outside the front of Federal Hall, near the New York Stock Exchange, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

Fire fighters extinguish fire while people survey at the site of bomb explosion, in Peshawar located in Pakistan’s restive North West Frontier Province, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/K.Parvez

A migrant worker looks on from behind a glass door as she waits for her documents to be processed after arriving from Malaysia, at a special terminal for migrant workers in the Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A royal cremation

July 30, 2008

Photographer Beawiharta gives us an intimate look at a cremation ceremony for three members of the royal family of Ubud, on Indonesia’s island of Bali.

Up to their necks

February 27, 2007

For most press photographers standing in the rain is an occupational hazard; even so the equipment we use does not operate well when wet. Imagine then the challenges faced by news photographers when torrential rain floods a nations capital city, leaving more than 340,000 people displaced and knocking out transport and communications.