‘Kinky City’ by Pawel Jaszczuk @ doc! photo magazine #29/30

© Pawel Jaszczuk

© Pawel Jaszczuk

Piggy costumes, dolls, needles, and thread are girl play material. In a city where restraint and seriousness are the rules that produce a rare collective harmony, the grown-ups play too. At night some people strip off their working suits to cavort in a circus of sex.

The selection is ample: fetish parties, fetish bars, happening bars, private sex parties – the list of places, situations, events, and people is endless. In Kinky City the adventurous explorer can find naughty boys and girls who look like real dolls or dolls that look like real people. They play with hooks, dildos, ropes, and leashes. They enjoy the touch of leather or the strange pleasure of toying with a needle.

Kinky City is the quest for the unknown, perhaps forbidden, secret dreams, shared by people who find goodness in a city that allows her servants an elixir that no other place can provide…

by Fernando Alvarez Busca

doc! #29/30
Photography Keeps me Alive – interview – pp. 37-49
Kinky City – photo story – pp. 50-73

Sarker Protick among winners of the 2015 World Press Photo

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Sarker Protick’s What Remains (doc! #25) took the 2nd place in the 2015 World Press Photo contest in the Daily Life/Stories category.

The World Press Photo of the Year 2014 went to Mads Nissen.

Our congratulations!

All winners and more info @ www.worldpressphoto.org

SREBRENICA – TO GIVE THEM THEIR NAMES BACK by Michael Biach @ doc! #27/28

The last goodbye after 19 years. © Michael Biach

The last goodbye after 19 years. © Michael Biach

On July 11, 1995, Bosnian Serb troops led by Ratko Mladić stormed through the UN peacekeeping enclave into the city of Srebrenica, executing over 8,000 Bosniaks, mostly men and boys. Labeled a genocide, the event is considered the worst episode of European mass murder since the World War II, and was a wake-up call for the West to push for the cease-fire that ended the three-year Bosnian conflict. Today, 19 years after the event, pieces of the bodies are still being found in over 300 mass graves, often in several different locations due to the perpetrators’ attempt to cover up the crime. 6,066 victims have been buried so far during the annual anniversaries of the massacre in Potočari (Bosnia and Herzegovina)…

doc! #27/28 (pp. 71-89)

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See previous story by Michael BiachSlum Life of Roma Kids in LunÍk IX – published in doc! #9 (pp. 107-125)