30 July 2015

On assignment: Ramadan in Bujumbura

A local Imam is seen reading the Quran during the first day of Ramadan in a multi-religious neighbourhood in Bujumbura, Burundi.



14 July 2015

Editing Burundi

Members of Burundi’s National Electoral Commission stand outside a classroom used as a poling station for the parliamentary elections in Cibitoke neighbourhood, Bujumbura.



06 July 2015

On assignment: Daily life in Cibitoke

A child runs towards his house in the Chibitoke neighbourhood of Bujumbura. Cibitoke have in the past couple of moths been the scene of violent protests against the presidents third term bid.



05 July 2015

On assignment: Grenade attack

A victim of a grenade attack on a local shop in central Bujumbura, lays on a gurney as medical staff provide medical treatment at Prince Louis Rwagasore Clinic. Eight people were injured in the attack.



03 July 2015

On assignment: Death in Bujumbura

A local man show’s the body of Abdul Masumbuko, a young man allegedly killed by a grenade he was handling in Jade neighbourhood in Bujumbura.



30 June 2015

On assignment: Burundi elections

A staff member of the Burundian National Independent Electoral Commission prepare a room at a polling station in Cibitoke neighbourhood in Bujumbura, minutes before the start of the vote for the country’s parliamentary elections.



29 June 2015

On assignment: Musaga protests

Demonstrators in Musaga, a district in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura that has been at the heart of violent protests against the presidents third term bid, react to sustained automatic fire allegedly fired by police forces.



22 June 2015

On assignment: Bujumbura students

One of the 512 Burundian university students currently seeking shelter outside the US embassy in Bujumbura, sits on a foam mattress in a room of a vacant building close by.

The students moved to the area in early May because, they claim, the US authorities ensure their security, after their university was closed amid anti-government protests. The government closed the university at the end of April, citing “insecurity”.



01 June 2015

Tearsheets: Radical buddhism in Expresso

Below, a screengrab of and article by my colleague and friend Margarida Mota, illustrated with a photograph I took of Ashin Wirathu minutes before my interview with him at his temple in Mandalay.

Margarida's article can be read (in Portuguese only) here: 'Quando os Nobel da Paz contribuem para a guerra'



31 May 2015

Tearsheets: Ashin Wirathu in Expresso

My interview (and photo) with Ashin Wirathu, the Buddhist monk and spiritual leader of the 969 anti-Muslim movement in Burma/Myanmar, in this week's print edition of Expresso.




28 May 2015

From the archive: Dawn in Yangon

A local resident exercises in the early hours of the day, facing a fenced garden in central Yangon.



24 May 2015

On assignment: Marriage equality referendum

People pass by a VOTE YES campaign graffiti in central Dublin, as the votes on Ireland’s referendum on same-sex marriage were being counted around the country.

Ireland become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory for the gay rights movement.



20 May 2015

Tearsheets: Marriage equality in NYT

I'm really pleased with another of my pictures in the front page of today's The New York Times. This time with a really important story on the upcoming marriage equality referendum in Ireland.

The text is by Douglas Dalby: 'Gay Marriage on Ballot Shows Shift in Irish Attitudes'