As I continuously grow more excited and restless to graduate and do some travelling over the summer, I’m regularly checking out photography from around the world. While I contemplate how I will capture my travels, it’s important to stay inspired and Adam has had me itching all week following his Through the Lens | People in Paris feature. This evening I came across an article on Reuters by Zohra Bensemra in which she documents her approach to shooting in the slums of Pakistan. Bensemra captures far more than still images and also opens your eyes to the challenges of shooting in such a location. Check out her photography and an extract from her article on the reverse.
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“There are so many slums in Pakistan, and they can be home to all sorts of communities – Christians, Shi’ites, Afghan refugees, or Pakistanis fleeing violence or seeking jobs. But whatever their background, they all face the same struggles in their daily lives. The divisions of religion and nationality are less important than finding clean water, a space to study, or a battered toy for a young child to play with. Working in these areas requires great respect for the residents, and the photographer must be aware of cultural taboos.” Click here for the full piece.