5 Great Documentary Photographers

The Best Documentary Photographers published in Dodho Magazine. The great stories by Javier Arcenillas, Madoka Ikegami, Arthur Lumen, Allison Dinner and Jorge Chavarria.

The Best Documentary Photographers published in Dodho Magazine. The great stories by Javier Arcenillas, Madoka Ikegami, Arthur Lumen, Allison Dinner and Jorge Chavarria. 

Mongolia by Madoka Ikegami

Madoka Ikegami / Documentary Photographers
Madoka Ikegami / Documentary Photographers

This is a series of portraits and general shots of the Tsaatan and Mongolian people who live in and around the forests of the East Taiga region of Khovsgol province in northern Mongolia. The Tsaatan ethnic minority are one of the last remaining groups of nomadic reindeer herders in Mongolia, and have been maintaining their traditions for thousands of years. They seasonally migrate within the forests of the Taiga according to weather and food conditions for their reindeer, which they depend on for milk and transportation. More…..

The photographs are not illustrative. They, and the text, are coequal, mutually independent, and fully collaborative. By their fewness, and by the importance of the reader’s eye, this will be misunderstood by most of that minority which does not wholly ignore it. In the interests, however, of the history and future of photography, that risk seems irrelevant, and this flat statement necessary.

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Landslides in Armenia by Arthur Lumen

Arthur Lumen / Documentary Photographers
Arthur Lumen / Documentary Photographers

My project is dedicated to Landslide in Armenia. The second natural disaster after the earthquake in Armenia. Why do this project? Because nobody imagines the potential danger of landslide. Some people have no idea what it is. By shooting this story I wanted to show the life of people living in landslide areas to the world. Many victims of this phenomenon don’t even know that they are to blame for their fate as well, since landslide is not only a natural disaster, but also a disaster caused by people themselves. About 47,000 people, which is the 1,5% of the whole population of Armenia, are under the threat of a natural disaster called “landslide”. A landslide is a collapse of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff caused by the force of gravity, which is triggered by a number of factors, such as earthquakes, seismic triggers, and human activity. More….

Los tatuadores de Cuba by Allison Dinner

Allison Dinner / Documentary Photographers
Allison Dinner / Documentary Photographers

Amongst all the changes happening in Cuba right now one thing is staying the same, owning a tattoo shop and giving tattoos are prohibited. They are the only art form in Cuba that is still highly illegal. I took it upon myself to investigate this matter, and see just how far it goes. Despite the governments’ suppression tattoo artists have managed to create a thriving underground tattoo scene. This subculture can be found throughout the whole island. You walk the streets of Havana, or any other city, and see people adorned with tattoos. The questions remain the same, where are they getting these tattoos and how are they so well done? Tattooing in Cuba came about in the 90’s by two men in Havana, Che and Leo. I tracked these guys down, as well as many others, and their stories are just as compelling as their dedication to tattooing. They are both veteran skateboarders and lovers of hard rock music. More….

Lucha diaria by Jorge Chavarria

Jorge Chavarria / Documentary Photographers
Jorge Chavarria / Documentary Photographers

Daily struggle portrays the interior lives of wrestlers in Guatemala. To the local culture, these men are considered “stars” and role models. They live dual lives: as parents that support their families and as “idols or demons” for their fans that follow them every weekend. As a spectator I asked myself, what are they like behind their masks? How do they live their lives? What are their families like? What are their homes like? Portrayed as role models, supporters and loving parents, this series explores the reality of Guatemalan wrestlers and their atypical households. Revealed in a different light that they have been seen throughout history, the series shows the daily struggles of these men who remain both public figures and loving caregivers to their family. More….

Transylvania by Javier Arcenillas

Javier Arcenillas / Documentary Photographers
Javier Arcenillas / Documentary Photographers

I had a strange life, always with little inconsistent directions and adjusted to normal. I think it all comes from being the north but nobody knows, originally from colder climates that make my thoughts and ways of working a solid foundation and ideology in forms. I guess that’s why I like to do certain kinds of stories. Each containing about sadness and absolute despair of the human being in its most dramatic and other conditions, such as deep and committed not to take me to the inevitable question of whether ignorance is present in today’s media culture. More……

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Street photography; Hong Kong Lines and Patterns by Jason Au

Street photography; Hong Kong Lines and Patterns by Jason Au

"Hong Kong Lines and Patterns" is a street photography series that comes with a fine art aesthetic and the compositional approach of isolating urban subjects, geometric elements and forms fromthe chaotic urban environment of Hong Kong.
Real vs Unreal by Kaushik Dolui

Real vs Unreal by Kaushik Dolui

Photographs of this trend create a reality that does not reflect reality, but prompted by subconscious, characteristics, the expression of unconscious fantasies. Something like unnatural, supernatural and mysterious.
Cronorifugio

Cronorifugio

Light and time. These two essential concepts in photography are also fundamental for our being and in our life. Here and now, I feel that the time has come to talk about the time.

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Sahara Giants by Alice de Kruijs

Sahara Giants by Alice de Kruijs

When in 2000, the palaeontologist Paul Sereno went to look for new dinosaur bones in the Sahara Desert, he did not expect that he would return from there as an archaeologist. Arriving in the northeast of Niger, Sereno and his colleague’s day after day sifted through the sand of Tener, one of the most inhospitable deserts in the world, which even the nomadic inhabitants of the Sahara call “desert in the desert”.
Tell me who I am by Mohammad Sorkhabi

Tell me who I am by Mohammad Sorkhabi

Segregation by gender has existed in highly conservative communities for years, in order to raise their children in an isolated environment and away from any sort of sexual relations. But in most cases, this only causes sexual suppression and severe disorders in sexual orientation identification.
Interview with Alain Schroeder; published in our print edition #20

Interview with Alain Schroeder; published in our print edition #20

Belgian photojournalist Alain Schroeder has been working in the industry for over four decades. First as a sports photographer in the 80s, then shooting book assignments and editorial pieces in art, culture and human stories.

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Havana by David Saxe

Havana by David Saxe

Havana is a city suspended in time, where life slowly drifts to a steady salsa beat. People are civil and friendly—they will argue baseball in the park, walk along the Malecon, make love, marry, and raise families
Lov’yer by Marta Kochanek

Lov’yer by Marta Kochanek

The world witnesses love between people of all nationalities and races. This planet gives room to those attracted to people of the same, opposite and both genders. It is how this world is constructed. It is how it always was.
The lost paradise by Raquel Chicheri

The lost paradise by Raquel Chicheri

I can see the lights coming on in my house and can already imagine myself standing at the bathroom mirror to inspect the dried sweat lines on my neck, the darkened shade of soiled brown on my arms and hands.
Community Swing by Stephanie Gengotti

Community Swing by Stephanie Gengotti

They walk among us, but they are not like us. They live among us, but they don’t live like we do. They have chosen to “live” in the legendary dual decade of the 1940s and 1950s, the years of gospel, R&B, swing, be bop and rock n’ roll.
Ryan Cooper ; Essence of personality

Ryan Cooper ; Essence of personality

It is pretty common for the photographer’s to get tirelessly hung up on a search for the perfect photo.
Still Life – Mushrooms by Dale M. Reid

Still Life – Mushrooms by Dale M. Reid

Today my subject matter features floral, mushroom and pear studies. My mission is to capture and present a unique perspective that engages the viewer and embodies a concept or tells a story.
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Wiebke Haas ; Fine art equine

Wiebke Haas ; Fine art equine

Wiebke Haas is a dedicated award-winning equine and animal photographer from Germany. Ever since she was a little girl she dreamt of hoof-beats and flying through the fields on a back of a horse.
Nude: Boarding Through The Streets Of New York by Gary Breckheimer

Nude: Boarding Through The Streets Of New York by Gary Breckheimer

Yes, all photographs were taken on the streets of New York City and no pigeons were harmed during the filming. I'm going to skip the intro of  Who What and Where about me and get right to the Story.
Analog film camera; My Affair With Diana by Daniel Grant

Analog film camera; My Affair With Diana by Daniel Grant

The images I produce tell a story of the experiences that I have had the opportunity to be a part of.
Kushti, Indian wrestling by Alain Schroeder

Kushti, Indian wrestling by Alain Schroeder

Kushti is the traditional form of Indian wrestling established centuries ago in Persia. In vogue during the 16th century Mughal era, this art is practiced in a type of gymnasium called an Akhara.
Self Portraits by Isabella Bubola

Self Portraits by Isabella Bubola

For Isabella Bubola, a 25 year old applied arts graduate, true passion lies in fine art and portrait photography. She began shooting whatever was around her (including herself) when she was eleven and got her first digital camera without the back screen. Ever since, her camera has been a most faithful companion.
Suri Portraits by Piper Mackay

Suri Portraits by Piper Mackay

Inspired by their environment of wild trees, exotic flowers and lush vegetation. The Suri tribe use the clay soil of bright yellows, startling whites and rich earth-reds to paint each other’s bodies and make bold decisions about their outfits.

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Still….

Still….

Love cannot be defined. It is both an essential part of the human experience as well as an entirely personal one. It mutates through time and our relationships with different people. It unites and divides us.
The Pandemic’s Allegro by Michael Bomberger

The Pandemic’s Allegro by Michael Bomberger

Both Europe and North America are slowly emerging from the long shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, a tragedy that has claimed the lives of some six million souls worldwide. 
Dramagraphies by Michel Lagarde

Dramagraphies by Michel Lagarde

"Dramagraphies". A series of selfportraits of Michel Lagarde. I'm not a photographer in the customary meaning of the word. I'm not taking pictures of the existing reality.
The corroders of Alcatraz by Anastasia Sofos

The corroders of Alcatraz by Anastasia Sofos

I see aged structures as store houses which hold history, spirit, experience of all beings and seasons which have passed through them. I viscerally feel this move through me and touch them through my lens. There is something powerful in a structure
Tsaatan; Mongolia by Madoka Ikegami

Tsaatan; Mongolia by Madoka Ikegami

This is a series of portraits and general shots of the Tsaatan and Mongolian people who live in and around the forests of the East Taiga region of Khovsgol province in northern Mongolia.
The pleasure of travelling by Harry Fisch

The pleasure of travelling by Harry Fisch

Harry Fisch, polyglot and originally a lawyer and businessman, has been a photographer for more years than he cares to remember. He has photographically documented more than 30 countries through which he has travelled
Night people by Jorge Bañales

Night people by Jorge Bañales

Whether they are dancing, napping, eating, drinking, talking, alone or together, the images capture people having fun or in a contemplative mood in the dark hours of the day.  Jorge was born in Montevideo, Uruguay
Inside the Camera Bag of Terri Gold

Inside the Camera Bag of Terri Gold

In my camera bag I carry my two Canon cameras, a 5D Mark III and a 7D. I carry a number of lenses, including a 24-105, a 28-70, a 70-200, a 16-35, and sometimes a 150-600, depending on what I’m going to be shooting.
Greatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

Greatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

Fortza Paris; Marco Cheli’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Over the years, until today there are many young Sardinians, specifically from Barbagia, who leave their island with the dream of becoming a jockey of the Palio di Siena.

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