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Photo Essays

'Troubled Waters: Somali Piracy'

Somali pirates have a significant presence at sea and on land. This photo essay, from Small Arms Survey 2012: Moving Targets, considers the root causes of Somali piracy and investigates local and international responses.

A Lethal Legacy: Small Arms Flows and Communities in Urban and Rural Kenya

Award-winning photographer Gwenn Dubourthoumieu traces the trail of devastation left by the ready availability of small arms in Nairobi and the Turkana region.

Visions of Hope: Seeing beyond violence, looking towards development

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development and UNDP hosted an open-air  photo exhibition—illustrating the Declaration's messages—on Geneva's Quai Wilson during July and August 2012.

South Sudan: Before the Secession

Photographer Trevor Snapp documented armed violence and the proliferation of small arms prior to the January 2011 referendum, which paved the way for South Sudan's secession on 9 July 2011.

'Etat D'Armes': Weapons continue killing in DRC

This award-winning photo essay, by photographer Gwenn Dubourthoumieu, illustrates how abandoned, hidden or unsafely-stored weapons and ammunition continue to kill in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

'Perilous Lens: Guns in an Urban Landscape' (in English and Spanish)

This Small Arms Survey photo exhibition focuses on gun violence in cities around the world. The featured photographers are Boogie, Donna DeCesare, Lucian Read, and Teun Voeten.

'Gang Life: Between Belonging and Exclusion'

Through the lenses of more than 20 photographers, this photo essay offers an intimate glimpse into the daily realities of current and former gang members around the globe.

'Guns in the Frame: Urban Violence in the Philippines'

Lucian Read's images of Basilan Island, Cotobato, Danao, Davao, and Manila in the Philippines capture a fast-growing population in overdrive, caught between sectarian conflict and abject poverty.

 
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