Presentation and Discussion With The 2021 ZEKE Award Recipients
Photoville Festival 2021 Sessions On-demand recordings are made possible thanks to our partner, PhotoWings
ZEKE Award recipients Sofia Aldinio, Nicolò Filippo Rosso, and Ashkan Shabani will present their winning projects.
Aldinio’s project, “Awake in the Desert Land”, documents how climate change is uprooting small, inland, and coastal communities in Baja California, Mexico.
Rosso’s project, “Path Away”, documents thousands fleeing their homes in Central America as they cross through gang-controlled areas, deserts, and jungles–all made even harder by the pandemic– in often failed efforts to start a new life in America.
Shabani’s project, “Love, Fear, and Freedom”, explores the struggle to be gay in Iran, where any type of sexual activity outside a heterosexual marriage is forbidden and homosexual sex is punishable by death.
Three ZEKE Award recipients will present their winning projects and discuss doing documentary work in different parts of the world.
Saturday October 2
Our Online Sessions are proudly supported by our partners PhotoWings.
Social Documentary Network (SDN) is a global community of documentary photographers, editors, curators, NGOs, students, journalists, and others who believe in the power of visual storytelling to build understanding and appreciation for the complexities, nuances, wonders, and contradictions that abound in the world today. Since our founding in 2008, the SDN website has featured more than 3,500 exhibits by nearly 2,500 photographers from all corners of the globe. Today, we have grown beyond the boundaries of a computer screen and produce gallery exhibitions, educational programs, calls for entries, and our print magazine, ZEKE: The Magazine of Global Documentary. Recent exhibits on SDN have explored migration, Black Lives Matter, the rising seas of Antarctica, Iran, asylum in America, teen mothers, and nomads of Kyrgyzstan.