Andre Liohn

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Andre Liohn

André Liohn lived in Botucatu, Brazil during his childhood. In his early 20s he moved to Trondheim, Norway where he lived for 15 years. He started photographing at the age of 30. In his first years in photography, he met the Czech photographer Antonín Kratochvíl who became his personal friend and mentor, influencing his work and his views about photography.

In 2011 he became the first Latin American photojournalist to receive the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal by the Overseas Press Club for his work on the Libyan Civil War[2] and nominated by the Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre. His work documenting the challenges faced by health care personal working in conflict areas, has been used by the ICRC's Health Care in Danger project, denouncing cases violence against health care personal around the world

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På frontlinjen i kampen om Mosul Irakisk politi løpet for livet når de forsøker å sikre området utenfor jernbanestasjonen Garage Baghdad. Den norsk-brasilianske fotografen André Liohn fulgte de paramilitære politistyrkene i kampene for å jage IS ut av Mosul.


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Fortaleza, the capital of the Brazilian Northeastern state of Ceará became the base for criminal groups that go from the Mexican cartels to the Italian Mafia. In Brazil, it is said, the year begins only after the carnival and if this is true, on the first day, only the state of Ceará began 2018 with 856 homicides in an account that closed the year of 2017 with the violent death of 5,134 people.


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One pair of questions often asked about the war in Libya have been these: Just who are the rebels who have taken up arms against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s government, and how do they fight?


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André Liohn's harrowing and dramatic series of images taken in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata are truly in the spirit of Robert Capa's combat photography. These searing images are a first rate example of close quarters combat photography obtained at great personal risk. Rarely do we see photos taken so deep in the fog of war, serving, as they do, to shine a bright light on the horrors and consequences of combat.


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After years of conflict in Somalia, safe access to health care remains a serious problem, medical infrastructure is insufficient and many medical professionals have left the country. Despite the difficult conditions, local health workers are struggling to provide emergency medical services. The photographer Andre Liohn filmed one of the few ambulance teams working on the ground.


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Health Care in Danger (HCID) is an initiative of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aimed at addressing the issue of violence against patients, health workers, facilities and vehicles, and ensuring safe access to and delivery of health care in armed conflict and other emergencies.


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