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Rena Effendi / english

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Foto: Maria Ionova-Gribina
Azerbaijani photographer Rena Effendi, born in Baku in 1977, experienced her youth in times of great instability, economic collapse and war. One of her photo essays, inspired by these experiences, was created between 2002 and 2008; it follows the course of the pipeline which runs through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. "Pipe Dreams: A Chronicle of Lives Along the Pipeline" has won several awards, including the Getty Images Editorial Grant.

From 2007 to 2010, Effendi concentrated on topics in Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. She has won several fellowships from well-known photography foundations and organizations. Effendi has lived in Cairo since 2011 and is currently working on a long-term project dealing with the Christians in Egypt.

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Stuart Franklin / englisch

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The 55-year-old Londoner has been a member of the agency MAGNUM since 1990 and was president of this agency from 2006 until 2009. Since 1990, he has photographed more than 20 reportages for theAmerican magazine National Geographic. His picture of the protestor who stood up to a row of tanks during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989 hasbecome an icon in the history of photography.

Franklin's work is characterized by its great diversity of topics. He has won many prizes and published four collections of his photos.

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Anja Niedringhaus / german / part 1

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Anja Niedringhaus / german / part 2

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Anja Niedringhaus in AfghanistanThe German AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus has agreed to attend the LUMIX festival. Niedringhaus, 45, studied teaching at the Universität Göttingen. On the side, she wrote and took photos for the Göttinger Tageblatt. In 1990, she started working for the European Pressphoto Agency, but then took on a position as reporter and war correspondent for the Associated Press news agency. Since then, she has reported from areas of conflict including the former Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2005, she won both a Pulitzer Prize in the news reporting category and the International Women's Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award. In 2008 she was awarded the Goldene Feder Press Award, and in 2011 she won the Abisag Tüllmann Prize.

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