Local Heroes.

30. September 2022

Our Local Heroes series celebrates photojournalists around the world and the important stories their work brings to light.

On the ground, exposing what the world often ignores – photojournalists are this month’s Local Heroes. Uncovering overlooked issues from war, refugees and indigenous groups to climate change, politics and more. Discover our firsthand accounts and reportages from around the world.

In light of our sponsorship at the UK Picture Editor Awards this month, we celebrate those who strengthen their communities, who put themselves first and who venture into the hidden pockets to tell the neglected or the untold stories.

In our Local Heroes series, discover articles such as Ton Molina’s reportage on Brazil’s indigenous groups fighting for their right to exist, guest writer Fatemeh Roshan’s personal accounts from Iran’s women who have brought thousands to the streets in light of Mahsa Amini’s murder, Ukrainian photographers from our partners whose voices speak for those who cannot, and more brave photojournalists who are making waves from big cities to small communities.  

Stay tuned this October for articles from our Local Heroes Series.

Stories from our Local Heroes Series.

Stories from our Local Heroes Series. On the ground exposing what the world often ignores, photojournalists are this month’s Local Heroes.

Mario Reina

Mario Reina, a look inside the artisan communities in Colombia.

Immersed in the craft processes of Colombian communities, Mario Reina’s photographs transport the viewer to feel and relive each stage of the craft process and to get to know the artisans better. In this interview, IMAGO spoke with him about his experiences as a photojournalist in his country.

Photography by Sharif Shayeq

Into the heart of Afghanistan. Interview with Sharif Shayeq.

Diving into the heart of events, Sharif Shayeq photographs life of people in Afghanistan. He shows the reality of culture and society in a country struggling for peace. IMAGO spoke with him about his experiences as a photojournalist in his country.

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IMAGO Photojournalism picks of the year. 

See our picks of the year as we commemorate the art of photojournalism this month alongside IMAGO’s sponsoring of the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards taking place tomorrow in London.

Local Heroes.

Local Heroes.

Our Local Heroes series celebrates photojournalists around the world and the important stories their work brings to light.