Joao Pina and Jon Lee Anderson discuss Pina's new book, 46750, at the Bronx Documentary Center.  Photo: Michael Kamber

BOOK LAUNCH  for 46750


 Award-winning photojournalist João Pina with his collaboraton and  New Yorker      writer   Jon Lee Anderson. They discussed the complexities of the political economy that   governs the favelas of Rio de Janeir. Pina's book, 46750, offers an in-depth visual   portrait of Rio de Janeiro with all its contrasts and complexities. The title refers to the   number of homicides in the city  in the decade leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup   and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Standing Strong 

The gathering at Standing Rock was a dance between the modern and the ancestral. It was the epicenter of the awakening of humanity. For over seven months, I lived at the Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, documenting the opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline. Thousands of tribal nations and allies gathered in peaceful prayer and created a worldwide movement. They called themselves Water Protectors.



Interview with book award winner Josué Rivas By Svetlana Bachevanova 

Josué Rivas (Mexica/Otomi) is a visual storyteller working at the intersection of art, journalism, and advocacy to challenge the mainstream narrative about indigenous peoples. In this interview he talks about how his work is intended as an offering to contribute to the awakening that occured among First Nations people and their allies who gathered to reisist the Dakotal Access pipeline.



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46750 by JOÃO PINA

46750 is a visual account of the Rio de Janeiro last decade, a portrait of the so-called “wonder city”, with all its contrasts and complexities. 46,750 is also the number of homicides that occurred in Rio de Janeiro’s metropolitan area during the decade between 2007 and 2016, the time during which João Pina worked there; that’s an average of 13 homicides per day.

Over the years, material from this body of work has been published in outlets such as The New Yorker, Stern Magazine, 


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Prints and diptychs from Rivas'  Standing Strong are available in the FotoEvidence Gallery.

Sunrise at camp
Cannon Ball, ND, December, 2016

Click on the image to view his testimony



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World Press Photo

Svetlana Bachevanova, founder and publisher of FotoEvidence Press, presents 'Standing Strong' on behalf of Josué Rivas, the winner of the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. 

Danielle Villasana, presents her project, 'A Light Inside'. and issues trust  and access she faced creating her intimate reflection on the life of trans women in Peru. 

Marcus Bleasdale, 2015 FotoEvidence Book Award winner challenges the photojournalism communit to address issues of sexual harrassment.