Pierre Terdjman and the ShopKeeper Chasing Looters : 14 From 2014

Happy Holidays to all of you charming and sparkling BSA readers!
It’s been a raucous sleigh ride with you and we thank everyone most sincerely for your support and participation this year. A sort of tradition for us at the end of this December we are marking the year with “14 from 2014”. We asked photographers and curators from various perspectives of street culture to share a gem with all of us that means something to them. Join us as we collectively say goodbye and thank you to ’14.

A primarily French collective of photojournalists named DYSTURB have opened a rather category within the Street Art oeuvre this year; wheat-pasting large reproductions of their photographs on selected streets as a way to bring the news of the world directly to passersby. “We believe in photography to express the words, distinguish the emotions and elevate the voice of people,” says the group. Today DYSTURB co-director Pierre Terjman, who photographed the Arab Spring, covered both the fall of Ben Ali in Tunisia, Mubarak in Egypt and the struggle against Gaddafi in Libya, shares with us his favorite shot from 2014 while he was covering uprisings of violence in Central Africa.

“This photo was taken in the Central African Republic a few months ago. It is a Muslim shop owner who is defending his shop from looters. I hope you will like it!”

~ Pierre Terjman


Central African Republic. (photo © Pierre Terdjman)

Read more about DYSTURB in our article on the Huffington Post this October “Photojournalists Are ‘Dysturbing’ Passersby On NYC Streets”



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