Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Jessica Hawkins reviews William Daniels

William Daniels is a french photographer that does documentary style photography and tends to focus on humanitarian concerns and large social issues. He stated that it is really important for people to see what's going on in the world and, "I think photography is a real conduit for emotion, and that's important for me." He did a series in the Central African Republic about the violent clashes at the end of 2013 and early 2014 and the state it's been in since then. 
BanguiCentral African Republic army soldiers (FACA) mourn the death of a colleague, who was killed by members of the Seleka rebel group. A woman cries the death of her 23 years old daughter Fleuri Doumana who was killed by a grenade launched in her courtyard by a member of the Seleka. The rebel group that took power in March 2013 carries out numerous exactions such as murders, kidnapping, torture.... Bangui.
Central African RepublicBanguiRelatives touch the coffin at the funeral of Judge Modeste Martineau Bria who was killed by Seleka fighters in Bangui. The murder of Bria led to an outpouring of public anger at the reign of fear imposed by Seleka fighters who have refused to disband following the December 2012 coup against former president Francois Bozize.
His photographs capture such emotion and call attention to grief in it's rawest form. 
BanguiA soldier from the national army, Central African Army Forces (FACA), wounded in fighting with Seleka rebels waits to be treated at the Community Hospital.

In past projects he has focused on malaria, AIDS, and the aftermath of the tsunami in Asia and the earthquake in Haiti to only name a few. He truly has a passion for every project he does and wants to show what is actually going on in the world.

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