Ai Weiwei has come to Istanbul. A new exhibit has recently opened at the beautiful Sakip Sabanci Museum. The most interesting part of the exhibit was the section of pottery where, according to the description at the exhibit Ai Weiwei “draws a correlation between the ancient journey undertaken by Odysseus and the recent global refugee… Continue reading Ai Weiwei – refugees and the new Odyssey
Since the uprisings of the Arab Spring and the resulting spike of social media as a communication tool, media consumption in the Middle East has gone through rapid and unpredictable changes. To keep up with these changes and systematically assess their evolution, Northwestern University in Qatar began an annual survey in 2013 titled Media Use… Continue reading Surveying media use in the Middle East
This month, we created an interactive quiz about abortion and the Mexico City Policy, and you can watch Tara Todras-Whitehill get an award from the Online News Association. We also want to introduce our newest member of the Vignette team, video editor Ali Kerem. Click here to and enjoy!
Earlier this month Tara Todras-Whitehill, our DOP, received the Online News Association‘s 2017 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting. Diane Foley, honoring her son and representing the James Foley Legacy Foundation along with AP’s Eric Carvin gave amazing introductions, and Tara told a little story about her mom and Libya. She dedicated the award to… Continue reading Watch our Director of Photography receive the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting
Today we are cross-posting an article from Re-Picture, a publication of The Everyday Projects, about photographing resilience in the face of devastation – by Danielle Villasana, a photojournalist and contributor to Re-Picture In2014 when Boko Haram was at the height of its insurgency in northeastern Nigeria, Fati Abubakar was struggling with the guilt of studying abroad in London while militants gruesomely… Continue reading More Than a Tragedy: Photographing Resilience in Devastation