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Dominic Bracco II, together with Argentinian photographer Luján Agusti, photographed a story for National Geographic on the black market trade in hummingbirds sourced in Mexico. It is believed the dead birds function as a good luck love charm.
On assignment for Caritas, an aid group, Katie Orlinsky traveled to remote western Mongolia this past winter to document the harsh conditions of this year's dzud, or extremely harsh winter right on the heels of a summer drought that can kill hundreds of thousands of livestock that nomadic herders rely on. National Geographic published a story about the phenomenon and its implications.
Brendan Hoffman visited the rebel-occupied eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk last year to meet Russell Bentley, a Texan who several years ago joined the pro-Russian side of the war - first with guns, and now as an info warrior. Read the article in Texas Monthly.
In the second Behind the Shot short film from National Geographic to feature a Prime photographer, tag along with Katie Orlinsky as she visits Rosemary Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York to photograph horses and a special donkey named Nemo. Watch it here.
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A 40-page self-published newspaper and exhibition catalog of photographs from the war in eastern Ukraine, taken between 2014 and 2017.
21cm x 28cm (folded), 28cm x 42cm (unfolded).
Edition of 2000 (Ukrainian language).
Special 32-page, full-color magazine (edition 1000) which was distributed for free at Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017 in Washington, DC. Drawn from the long-term, ongoing project The Beating of the Heart, about the small Iowa town of Webster City.
Dominic Bracco II's "Marcha Al Mar" is the first in a collaborative series between Empty Stretch & Prime Collective called "Letters from the Four Horsemen." Photographed over many months in various parts of the world, Bracco focuses on the overfishing & pollution of the world's oceans.
Shallow Graves is a collaborative project by Brett Gundlock, Dominic Bracco II, Chris Gregory, Mauricio Palos, Hans-Maximo Musielik, and Jeremy Relph.
The project covers the events after 43 students went missing in Iguala, Mexico in 2014.
Edition of 100.
Prime Coozie for your chela.
Hosted by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Dominic Bracco II will speak on a panel at the Beyond War: Causes of Conflict, Prospects for Peace conference focused on "Youth in Peacebuilding–Globally and in the U.S."
The National Geographic exhibition "What is Home?" opens on May 3 in Oslo, Norway, on the Peace Wall outside the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo City Hall Square.