Malesa Khali, a 35-year-old mother of three, is shown in Waterfall, Lesotho, in July 2006. She became sick in August 2005, testing positive for HIV. Her husband died in 1998. She was on anti-retrovirals and received food from the World Food Program. (Francesco Zizola/Noor Images) A doctor looks at an X-ray of lungs at a center run by Doctors Without Borders in July 2008 in Kuyera, Ethiopia. Untreated tuberculosis often leads to malnutrition. At the time, up to 20,000 severely malnourished patients were admitted to the Doctors Without Borders programs in the region, over 8,000 of them children. (Francesco Zizola/Noor Images)
In Sight is launching a new series, “PHOTOGRAPHERS edit PHOTOGRAPHERS,” beginning with photographers from the international photo agency NOOR in celebration of its 10th anniversary. NOOR is an Amsterdam-based collective of international photojournalists and documentary storytellers focused on contemporary and global issues.
The first edit is by Russian photojournalist Yuri Kozyrev, who selected work from Italian photojournalist Francesco Zizola. “Italians are such amazing people. They enjoy life, they love their food, but they are also very serious. Francesco is a very serious photojournalist and I greatly admire his work on Africa and the refugee crisis,” Kozyrev said.
“It’s important to remember how long Francesco has been in the profession and how much he has grown as a storyteller. This partially explains how he could foresee a major story like the massive refugee exodus via the Mediterranean Sea that wouldn’t break until months later as a global story,” Kozyrev said. “Francesco was aware of Italy’s suffering with the African migration and was already working in Lesbos long before the hordes of international journalists began to arrive.”
A child suffering from severe malnutrition is weighed at a stabilization center in southern Ethiopia in July 2008. (Francesco Zizola/Noor Images) Villagers in Uganda stand amid corn they planted on land that the government said was a national park in 2007. The villagers claimed the land had belonged to them for generations. In order to plant the corn, the villagers chopped down trees planted by the Face Foundation as part of a carbon trading project. (Francesco Zizola/Noor Images) A Dinka shepherd boy stands among his the cows at a South Sudanese cattle camp in March 2011. The Dinkas lead their herds to areas that maintain water and pasture during the dry season. (Francesco Zizola/Noor Images) Children play on the banks of a tributary of the Nile, near Wau, South Sudan, in March 2011. (Francesco Zizola/Noor Images) In September 2014, a scuba diver inspected the shipwreck of a fishing boat that sunk off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa on Oct. 3, 2013, killing 366 migrants. (Francesco Zizola/Noor Images) Fish swim inside the cabin of the sunken boat. (Francesco Zizola/Noor Images) Migrants aboard a wooden fishing vessel that carried over 500 people from Libya are transferred onto a Doctors Without Borders boat in Bourbon Argos in August 2015. (Francesco Zizola/Noor Images) Rescued migrants catch sight of the Italian coast for the first time after spending two days and two nights on a Doctors Without Borders ship in August 2015. (Francesco Zizola/Noor Images)