Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Photographer #338: Espen Rasmussen

Espen Rasmussen, 1976, Norway, is a photojournalist and documentary photographer who also works as a picture editor at the biggest Norwegian newspaper. He has traveled extensively throughout the world for his stories, from Brazil to Nepal and from Darfur to Italy. Recently he released the book Transit. He concentrated for several years focusing on the lives of several men and women of the more than 43 million people in the world today that are on the run due to war, political persecution and repression or ethnic conflicts. It documents the people that have embarked on a journey to find a safer haven and a better life. It contains stories from Congo, Colombia, Chad, Bangladesh, Yemen, Serbia, Afghanistan, Syria, Georgia and Norway. Espen won many awards for his photographic work and has been published in many of the major magazines and newspapers. The following images come from the series The many faces of Ukraine, No Way Back, Yemen and Georgia: The Aftermath.

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