Five international photographers from Getty Images are currently exhibited in part of Festival Visa pour l’image until to September 13th 2015 : Lynsey Addario (Syrian Refugees in the Middle East), Daniel Berehulak (The Ebola Epidemic for The New York Times), Alejandro Cegarra (Living with the Legacy of Hugo Chavez), Edouard Elias (The French Foreign Legion in the Central African Republic) and Omar Havana (Earthquake in Nepal).
• Lynsey Addario : Syrian Refugees in the Middle East
According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, some four million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the war and another 7,6 million are internally displaced. For this essay, Addario traveled to Syria, and to neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.
• Daniel Berehulak : The Ebola Epidemic The New York Times
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been the largest outbreak of the virus ever recorded, claiming more than 10,000 lives. These images, made over four months in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, on assignment for The New York Times, chronicle the impact of the crisis: overwhelmed health workers, teeming treatment facilities, families and communities torn apart. They also attempt to capture less visible effects, such as the anxiety of living under quarantine, and the anguish of families who, for fear of contagion, could not provide their loved ones with proper burials. Above all, the photographs are a testament to the humanity of Ebola’s victims, and to the resilience of the health workers and civilians who struggled to care for them.
• Alejandro Cegarra : Living with the Legacy of Hugo Chavez
On March 5, 2013 at 4:45pm, fourteen years after leading the Bolivarian Revolution to power, President Hugo Chavez died, leaving behind an orphaned revolution. His supporters wished to preserve the legacy of Hugo Chavez and his memory. But, what is the legacy of Hugo Chavez ?
• Edouard Elias : The French Foreign Legion in the Central African Republic
Winner of the Ville de Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award 2015
August 2014, Operation Sangaris, the French intervention in the Central African Republic, included Foreign Legion troops. Here we see them, in the oppressive atmosphere, working and waiting, up against an enemy often difficult to identify, and in a hostile tropical environment.
• Omar Havana : Earthquake in Nepal
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing almost 9,000, injuring 22,000, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, and destroying historic monuments. Omar Havana has been based in Nepal since October 2014, and as a first-hand witness he hit the streets immediately, documenting the chaos and humanitarian disaster. His photographs highlight not only the pain and hardship endured by the people, but also their strength and commitment to rebuild the country and gradually get their lives back to normal.