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"Eshgh, Tars, Azadi" (Love, Fear, Freedom) follows five Iranian homosexuals' daily lives, struggles, risks they face every day, and their pursuit of love.

[Credit: Ashkan Shabani]

Ashkan Shabani
Based in Turkey
Visura: @shabani
IG: @shabaniashkan
Twitter: @shabani_ashkan

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Quarantine Still Lifes hint at themes of isolation, spirituality, anxiety, desperation, and queerness during the Covid-19 crisis.

[Credit: Supranav Dash]

Supranav Dash
Based in Kolkata, India
Visura @supranavdash
IG @supranavdash

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Education Through WhatsApp is a collective photography project by Fluxus Foto that aims to make visible the increasing social inequalities regarding access to education in elementary school in Ecuador, its consequences, and responses during the COVID 19 emergency.

[Credit: Johis Alarcón]

Johis Alarcón
Based in Ecuador
Visura: @alarcon
Instagram: @johis.alarcon

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Happy New Persian Year portrays the photographers' life while in Iran during the Covid pandemic.

[Credit: Khashayar Javanmardi/ Mamaat Project]

Khashayar Javanmardi
Based in Iran
Visura: @kjavanmardi & @mamaatproject
Instagram: @kjavanmardi & @mamaat.art
Twitter: @kjavanmardi

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The story In the Rhythm We Are Free reflects an ongoing struggle of the Kurds to preserve their culture and identity.

[Credit: Athikhom Saengchai]

Athikhom Saengchai
Based in Bangkok, Thailand
Visura: @athikhom 
Instagram: @s.athikhom

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The Lowland Gorillas of Kahuzi-Biega is an exclusive report of Congo’s silverback's group. The story follows one of 14 lowland gorillas families living in Kahuzi- Biega, one of the Democratic Republic of Congo's largest national parks, situated in the South Kivu region.

[Credit: Sumy Sadurni]

Sumi Sadurni
Based in Kampala, Uganda
Visura: @sadurni 
Instagram: @sumysadurni
Twitter: @Sumy_sadurni

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The series, Climate, presents how 35 families fight to survive climate change in a Himalayan village so tiny it doesn’t appear on government maps of India. 

[Credit: Neeta Satam]

Neeta Satam
Based in St. Louis, Missouri & Mumbai, India
Visura: @satam 
Instagram: @neeta.satam

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To Be At War explores what it means to be at war from within the military community. This is a personal project to understand life as an army spouse living on a remote military installation.

[Credit: Arin Yoon]

Arin Yoon
Based in Kansas City, Kansas
Visura: @arinyoon
Instagram: @arinyoon

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We Live(d) In Our Heads is an ongoing, introspective personal look at having undergone child abuse by a parent –– and the sibling relationships –– both real and imaginary, that exist despite it. All images, photography, and illustrations were created by Abercrombie, over the last 12 years, from 2008 - 2020

[Credit: Michele Abercrombie]

Michele Abercrombie
Based in Boston, MA
Visura: @abercrombie
IG: @micheleeabercrombie

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From the ongoing series Love Story about one Kurdish woman's love for a veteran soldier. who lost both his eyes and arms after walking on a mine in a roundabout around the Bashmaq Marivan border.

[Credit: Sasan Moayyedi]

Sasan Moayyed
Based in Iran
Visura: @moayyedi
IG: @sasan_moayyedi

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Children fight in the traditional Moldovan wrestling style in front of the gathered inhabitants of the village during a local celebration, in Braviceni, Orhei region, on June 11, 2017. This image is from the photographers' archive, and taken during the time she was covering the 2016 Presidential elections in the Republic of Moldova. 

[Credit: Chiara Dazi]

Chiara Dazi
Based in Berlin, Germany
Visura: @dazi
IG: @frau_loesung

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A Life Online depicts how social distancing has shifted life from the physical world to online platforms.



[Credit: Corinna Kern]

Corinna Kern
Based in Tel Aviv, Israel
Visura: @kern
IG: @corinnakern/

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Regenerative Ranching follows a 5th generation ranching family in Colorado.

[Credit: Forest Woodward]

Forest Woodward
Based in Asheville, NC
Visura: @woodward
IG: @forestwoodward

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From the long-term project called The Town, this series aims to capture the mundane and sacred realities transcending the everyday lives of people from Syracuse.

[Credit: Ben Cleeton]

Ben Cleeton
Based in Syracuse, NY
Visura: @cleeton 
IG: @bencleeton

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The Underdog follows the life of Sigrid Ekran, World Champion sled dog racer.

[Credit: Kristine Nyborg]

Kristine Nyborg
Based in Ottawa, Canada
Visura: @anyborg
IG: @kristine_nyborg

News Spotlight
The unseen stories yet to be told
the visura media blog
Jan 9, 2021
Visura is delighted to highlight images from exclusive stories by 15 visual storytellers and journalists worldwide. We hope this feature encourages editors in newsrooms and organizations worldwide to connect with new work and talent worldwide. There are so many unseen stories yet to be told—ready to be discovered.

Featuring:
This selection was curated by Visura founder Adriana Teresa Letorney.

Visura offers editors free accounts to search the Visura database by members or stories. We are here to serve our industry, empower visual storytellers and journalists worldwide, and help elevate media literacy. For more info, please email us at editor@visura.co.

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