Wide View presents a unique perspective on contemporary issues brought to life by photojournalists from here and elsewhere. This new tool from Zoom Photo Festival is a publishing platform that will evolve over time and provide new resources for photojournalists so they may tell their stories in their own way.

Standing Rock

Photos by Amber Bracken
Interview by Laurence Butet-Roch

Amber Bracken has been covering the ongoing protests at Standing Rock since the fall. She recently received the 1st prize for contemporary stories awarded by World Press Photo for her work. Here, her impressions are accompanied by two different versions of the story.

The Last and The Lost: The Brave Nomads of Iran

Photos by Catalina Martin-Chico
Interview by Laurence Butet-Roch

French photographer Catalina Martin-Chico went to meet members of the Qashqai and Bakhtiari tribes. Nomads that still roam the plains, valleys and mountains of Iran. She documented the lives of those still on the move and of those who’ve either been forced or decided to settle down.

The End of Earth

Photos by Valerian Mazataud
Interview by Laurence Butet-Roch

Valerian Mazataud, a French photographer now living in Montreal, became a Canadian citizen recently and set out to document the last leg of the journey: the citizenship ceremony.

DAY OUT

Photos by Adrienne Surprenant
Interview by Laurence Butet-Roch

Amy, Rose, Delphine, Bella and Mirasol are domestic workers. They moved to Lebanon from Philippines and Ivory Coast to make money to provide for their families. Yet, since the country does not guarantee the rights of these migrants, they often find themselves in an insufferable situation: working long hours with limited freedom. Sunday is their only day off; that is, for the luckiest ones.

HAKAPIK

Photos by Yoanis Menge
Interview by Laurence Butet-Roch

For the past four years, Yoanis Menge, has been following the lives of seal hunters in Magdalens Islands, where he resides, Newfoundland and Nunavut in hope of showing the other side of a practice so often stigmatised in the media. The activity, criticized by so many activists, is an integral part of the region’s heritage and an important source of revenue for its residents.

The Wave

Photos by Roger Lemoyne
Interview by Laurence Butet-Roch

Canadian photographer Roger Lemoyne, known for his work covering the horrors of the Yugoslav Wars, spent two weeks in November 2015 between the island of Lesbos in Greece – where thousands of migrants arrive every day – and Macedonia, one of the many countries they cross on their journey towards the more fortunate nations of Western Europe.

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