Best of 2011 images – ii
And welcome to 2012… With some more 2011 pics. Hmm.
In early August I went to Pakistan with Tearfund, to look at how the relief work was going after the massive flooding the year before. It was possibly my favourite trip of the year – there was a great Tearfund team on the ground, and things seemed to be going really well. Here’s some pics:
Haju Pakhar, widow, at Saleh Jath village – she had a great pair of glasses, a new house (nearly), and a lot of energy…
Lots of people working shots – they always makes for interesting pics, as long as you can avoid getting whacked on the head…
Building new houses at Saleh Jath village, rebuilt with help from Tearfund. All these new houses were on slightly raised ground to try to stop the next flood having as dramatic an impact – as with these houses (below) in Mohammed Parari village, UC Jaar.
All the materials were stored in central depots and pre-cut to size, before being shipped out to the villages where new houses were needed, and almost built as ‘kit houses’.
Installing a Tearfund hand pump in Kaider Bux village, UC Jaar. I loved the way the piping seemed to take on a life of its own, and started snaking around the well-head site.
Building new latrine for Haji Noor Mohammad, Obhayo Machi village. Once on site, the buildings (here a latrine) could be put up in a few hours.
Tearfund distributed sunflower seeds to these farmers as a quick-growing income generating crop shortly after the floods. After harvesting the sunflowers, they have reinvested the profits into buying rice to plant as a more sustainable long-term development solution.
Here, tenant famers prepare rice seedlings for transplanting to more spacious fields. Ali Muhammad (foreground in vest with cigarette), and family helpers at Mohammed Pareri village, UC Jaar.
Tenant farmers picking cotton, which is grown with fertiliser provided by Tearfund, Shoro Village, Kotri.
PEP school, Shanti Nagar village
Two village elders in Master Sadiq village, UC Jaar.
Haji Gol Mohammad, who walked 80km with his livestock after the flood, Mohammed Pareri village, UC Jaar.
Children playing in water, Mohammed Parheri village.
Almost all of my work is about people – who they are, what they do, where they do it. This is a selection of portraits from the past year, ranging from authors to electrical engineers, Olympic chiefs to film producers, and quite a lot of the rest of us too…
I photograph a lot of speakers for Sheffield Hallam University, and they’re always interesting people – above is Sheffield’s retired Bishop Jack. Below is the remarkable Will Self:
Below is advertising guru Sir John Hegarty:
In July I spent a great couple of days with Fourth Wall Creations on Manor Park, photographing some of the residents there:
I photographed students and staff at Oak Hill College in London for their advertising and prospectus – a chance to use another new piece of lighting kit which I’ll do a separate post about sometime soon, but here’s a few of my favourite images from that shoot:
Architecture and commercial landscapes that I shot in 2011:
Park Hill flats in Sheffield, just before their reopening this summer, as part of a story on Sheffield Hallam students winning an award for their design work on interiors for one of the refurbished flats.
The rather splendidly named Corker Bottom in Sheffield.
Street architecture for one of Sheffield City Council’s regeneration teams.
Shot for the ‘Forgotten Places’ design project.
‘This town has dragged you down’ – Preston…
Tate Modern – shot as a test on a day out at exhibitions…
And finally in landscapes – this is the Jacmal road at Tom Gato in Haiti back in January.
Fuel manufacture in Khulna, Bangladesh.
I was going to put more from Bangladesh, but there’s something interesting in the pipeline for that, so I’ll leave it for a few days, and post about it once it’s public.
Hope you’ve enjoyed these two look-backs at last year – maybe time to start looking at this one…
Richard Hanson :: photographer :: Sheffield