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Joao BOLAN

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Brazilian photographer based in Paris, João Bolan works as a freelance since 2013. His latest works are centered on social issues in large urban centers and aftermath of armed conflicts.

Graduate from Magnum Photos masters for Creative Documentary & Photojournalism, João has worked for brands, newspapers and personal projects in Brazil, Paris, Kenya and Eastern Ukraine. He has since developed an authorial body of work, with an approach on photo reportage and documentary.

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2016-12-10
Supporters at Macron' big meeting. Emmanuel Macron, reaffirms his candidacy to the Élysée, presenting himself as a candidate for "work and justice". The candidate organized a meeting last December 10 in Porte de Versailles, where he detailed his government program to his supporters. Until August 2016, Macron served as minister of Francois Hollande government economy. <br /><br />Founder of "En Marche!" movement, he spoke to a crowd of 15.000. He defend the gender equality, 35-hours labour journey and the permanence of France in European Union. Paris, 2016.<br /><br />Paris, 2016.

En Marche!: Emmanuel Macron

By Joao BOLAN
Story ID: JV0008
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2016-09-16
DonMac Logotype. When war broke out in Donetsk, the first international company to leave the city was McDonald’s. <br /><br />After that, local entrepreneurs took over the places and machinery to start a new venture called DonMac. With the exactly same layout, DonMac is a perfect DPR replica of the american fast food chain. Donetsk, 2016.

DonMac

By Joao BOLAN
Story ID: JV0007
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2016-11-28
Siham, 24 yo, from Homs. She came to the camp with his husband, who defected from the Syrian Army, the reason they escaped to Jordan. She arrived in February, 2013. Zaatari is a refugee camp in Jordan, that has been gradually evolving into a permanent settlement. Starts its operation on July 28, 2012 to host Syrians fleeing the ongoing civil war that started in 2011. The camp population was estimated at 83,000 refugees. Zaatari, 2016.

Zataari: The transition from a refugee camp to a permanent settlement

By Joao BOLAN
Story ID: JV0006
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2016-11-21
Last checkpoint before Syrian city of Ash Shajarah, under Islamic State control. Since the start of the war in Syria, Jordan is one of the countries receiving the highest influx of refugees fleeing the war. <br /><br />The border at Irbid, on Jordanian side has been closed since June 21st, when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint on Jordanian side, killing five soldiers. Since then, civilians fleeing conflict areas in Syria had been denied access into Jordanian territories. Irbid, northern Jordan 2016.

Road 35: The path to Syria

By Joao BOLAN
Story ID: JV0005
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2016-09-15
Curtain hole caused by shrapnel. In a period of two years since the war started, their house has been shelled 9 times, nobody was ever injured.<br />Mikhitykva, 2016.

Grey: Living on the frontline

By Joao BOLAN
Story ID: JV0004
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2010-07-10
American dollar. United States, 2015.

Money Portraits

By Joao BOLAN
Story ID: JV0003
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2016-06-24
Papa Eric Ingala is a street artist performer that migrated from Democratic Repubic of Congo (former Zaire) in 1988. La Goutte d’Or is a neighbourhood in north of Paris traditionaly recognized for beign home to a large migrant population african and arab origin. Paris, 2016.

La Goutte dOr : Portrait of a quartier

By Joao BOLAN
Story ID: JV0002
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2016-09-18
Soldier holds his AK-47 rifle. On January 2015, self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic forces occupied the Donetsk International Airport. <br />Sparta battalion is the unity holdin position there. They are part of the United Armed Forces of Vovorossiya, an army formed by Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Lughansk Popular Republic (LPR), both  terriotories under rebel control in eastern  Ukraine. Donetsk, Septmeber 2016.

The intimacy of Sparta Battalion on the frontline

By Joao BOLAN
Story ID: JV0001
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