Photojournalist of the month: Peter Biro

It is always best to come clean, so I will mention now that Peter Biro is a very recent photographic discovery of mine. He came to my attention after he liked and followed me on Twitter with the publication of my post featuring a selection of humanitarian photojournalists.

Biro certainly earns himself a place on that list. Senior Communications Officer and resident photographer for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) he is currently based in Thailand. His writing and photographs have taken him, and lead us,  across the world, from his current reporting areas of Afghanistan, Chad and Indonesia, back to Cambodia and Kosovo where he was based as a United Nations employee prior to joining the IRC in 2003.

He couples his commentary with images, which are characteristic for unusual perspectives that shift the viewers’ focus around the portrait, resting finally on the faces that the lens searches out. Below are a selection of Biro’s most recent moving images from his coverage of conflict and natural disasters.

Nepal Earthquake response, May 2015. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

Nepal Earthquake response, May 2015. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

 

Escaping Nigeria's brutal violence. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

Escaping Nigeria’s brutal violence, April 2015. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

 

Escaping Nigeria's brutal violence. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

Escaping Nigeria’s brutal violence, April 2015. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

 

Powerful photos from South Sudan, November 2014. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

Powerful photos from South Sudan, November 2014. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

 

Powerful photos from South Sudan, November 2014. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

Powerful photos from South Sudan, November 2014. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

 

Powerful photos from South Sudan, November 2014. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

Powerful photos from South Sudan, November 2014. Photograph credit: Peter Biro.

Watch out for next month’s photographer feature.

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