Redemption:Can Economy is an epically long piece of photo/audio reportage I did in 2009 that never went anywhere, but was a labor of love for me about Roger Raymond and the can collectors around Burlington, Vermont who earn their living by redeeming cans. I made this at time when I was listening to way to much This American Life and refused to cut down the audio for the photo essay, because…well, I wanted to make a photo essay AND and radio documentary. I had a good time cringing through this piece, I hope you do to.
A photo from my work in Manipur was used for a report sent to the UN Special Rapporteur on extajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
Originally posted on Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights:
CSCHR launches, as a formal publication, its memorandum to the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns on Saturday 18th August 2012. Dr Thokchom Meinya, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) will release the publication in an event that also memorialises the day – 54 years ago – when the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958 was passed by Indian Parliament.
“The memorandum elaborates on the political context of the armed conflict prevailing in Manipur for the past over three decades, which forms the context of the summary or arbitrary killings…provides information on the domestic legislative provisions, lacunae in the investigation and judicial processes and the independence of the judiciary, the limitations of inquests and post-mortem procedures, absence of a witness protection programme and issues concerning impunity, justice and reparation for the victims’ families.” (Excerpt from memorandum to Christof Heyns, 28 March 2012)
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