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Max Whittaker scaled the 22,840’ peak of Argentina’s Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside the Himalayas, following Isabella de la Houssaye’s effort to scale the mountain while battling Stage 4 lung cancer, on assignment for The New York Times.
We are pleased to announce that Argentinian photographer Luján Agusti has joined Prime. Agusti is a documentary photographer, visual storyteller, and National Geographic Explorer currently based in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Her work explores Latin American culture and identity in a quest for the empowerment of her region.
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.
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).
"During my adolescence I dedicated myself to stealing clothes from my mother. I did it secretly because she got angry. She took great care of her clothes. I took something, I used it and put it back in its place so she would not notice it. She always did. Once I took a shirt and ruined it with a burn. I decided to hide it in the back of the closet so she would never find it. She never found it. When my mom died, all her clothes were left ownerless and without use. What she had cared for so much, finally survived her. "
Photographs, text and design: Luján Agusti
Self-published, printed in Mexico City
52 color pages, on recycled paper and albanene.
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.
“Like Dew in the Sun,” an exhibition of Brendan Hoffman’s recent work in Ukraine—created as part of his Fulbright grant and with the assistance of the Philip Jones Griffiths Award—will open May 7 at the Institute for International Education in Kyiv.