Documentary photography galleries

Point of No Return

Life as a Refugee in Southern Rakhine's IDP Camps. A photographic project that addresses the systematic persecution of the Rohingya minority, perpetuated by the militarized, predominantly Buddhist, Rakhine government.
A man holding a photo of Ny Sokha

I am the FIVE

A collection of 365 portraits to mark the one year in jail of 5 human rights activists in Cambodia recently nominated as finalists for the "Human Rights Nobel Prize"
cuban bus

Cuba

Besides the desire to just share what I witness I want to create from what I experience. Shooting on film made me strip down to the 4 most basic elements: composition, light, color and motion.

El Gimnasio Hermanos Manchego

Nelson "La Maldad" Manchego runs a free-of-charge boxing gym in an abandoned building on San Andrés that was originally a squat for drug-addicts. Nelson trains local kids from the island with the ambition for them to become professionals in the sport, while also keeping them out of trouble.

Devotees of Rakher Upobash

Thousands of Hindu devotees sits with Prodip and prays to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Rakher Upobash at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal.

Varanasi's Brick Kiln Workers

... It was a heartbreaking revelation that most of the brick kiln workers died at an early age due to lung disease as an occupational hazard. Ironically, those bricks that will be used to build someone else homes, are made by people who remained homeless, themselves.....
Night patrolling of Blue Line.

The Hidden Flow of Leonte

The Hidden Flow of Leonte is a cross media documentary project that discloses the different mandates of UN mission: day and night-time patrols, establishment of observation points, installations of Blue Pillar, monitoring of the Blue Line, clear of land mines, education...

Baikal of Wonders

Long ago shamans were revered as a hereditary caste of the chosen in Baikal region, Russia. But now everything's changed. Whom has they become for locals and strangers: true followers of the faith of their ancestors, healers or just touristic amusements?
A Sannyasi show a severed Skull to the villagers

Faith of Life

In different part of West Bengal, traditional and macabre rituals are being celebrated by local population during the week of Gajan festival. In the remote village of Bardhaman this practice has been going on for more than a hundred years.
Recreation of crucifixion during holy week in Iztapalapa, Mexico City

Crucifixion for Holy Week in Mexico

Thousands of people gather every year in Iztapalapa for the Passion play, a major event during holy week celebrations in Mexico City. The actors prepare themselves physically and spiritually the whole year, in order to perform the role to perfection.
Civilians escape through the railroad bridge blown up by Donetsk People Republic partisans.

Ukraine: Two Years of War

In the aftermath of the Euromaidan movement and the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, pro-Russian and anti-government protest spread across the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine. Violence in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts escalated
Palestinians teenagers posing in front the key of the Shatila camp

Lebanon: Shatila Refugee Camp

The Shatila refugee camp was built in 1949 to receive the refugee from northern Palestine. Palestinians were expelled by from their town by Israeli forces. They are until now living in Shatila for 2 generations and are still waiting...

Photos and text by Francois Razon