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UNHCR in Jordan

July 24, 2015

Here are some of my favourites from a full month documenting Syrian refugees with UNHCR the refugee agency of the UN .

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Cote d’Ivoire

June 15, 2015

I was in Cote d’Ivoire in June working with UNICEF on a campaign to stop open defecation. A topic that we talk too little about and effects millions of lives world wide. UNICEF and IRC was doing a great job getting the message out and help making thousands of village poo free and healthy. 

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Soviet Bus Stops project expanded and on kickstarter

Soviet Bus Stops project expanded and on kickstarter

February 25, 2014

2013 saw lots of travel to parts of the former soviet union including the Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Abkhazia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia for the specific purpose of hunting down more bus stops. The collection is now ready to become a photo book and can be preordered on kickstarter. 

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Video added: Maternity leave with a backpack

Video added: Maternity leave with a backpack

June 8, 2013

With the arrival of our second child came the opportunity for my wife Malin to take leave for the following 7 months. A time for caring for our new bundle of joy, feeding him, changing his diapers and rocking him to sleep. But nowhere was it written that this could not also be a time … Read More

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Bamboo Train in Cambodia

Bamboo Train in Cambodia

April 15, 2013

  On the outskirts of Battambang, Cambodia there is a unique travel experience, a “Bamboo Train”.  The simplest of trains I have ever seen. A large bamboo platform sits atop a set of train axles and powered by a small engine. Since there is only one set of tracks, trains running in opposite directions often … Read More

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No Laughing Matter trailer

No Laughing Matter trailer

April 12, 2013

Throughout 2012, I joined forces with fellow Bushtaxi member  and filmmaker Olivier Malvoisin to works as a camera operator and sound technician on his latest documentary project, Fini de rire (No Laughing Matter).  The compelling hour long documentary which aired in Europe this spring on ARTE explores the boundaries of freedom of speech and taboo in … Read More

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Portrait of the Day on Facebook

Portrait of the Day on Facebook

April 11, 2013

Starting this week on Bushtaxi’s facebook page and running every weekday for the rest of 2013 my fellow team members and myself  will be showcasing a PORTRAIT OF THE DAY from our past and present projects. Like us, share us, spread the word and brighten up your work day.

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“Crossing Iceland” wins Film Festival Grand Prize

“Crossing Iceland” wins Film Festival Grand Prize

June 26, 2012

Last weekend at the 2012 Nomading Film Festival in New York City the short film documentary of my adventure across Iceland with Alastair Humphreys won the Grand Prize! Crossing Iceland – (4 mins) Grand Price winner of Nomading Film Festival 2012 from Bushtaxi on Vimeo.

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UN Women

UN Women

April 19, 2012

Samples of published work for client UN Women (formerly UNIFEM).

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Introducing Bushtaxi.org

February 21, 2012

FEBRUARY 15, 2012: New York, London, Dakar We’re proud to be launching bushtaxi.org: a tool for organizations and agencies to find talented professionals – photographers, designers, writers, filmmakers – who can meet their communication needs. Global communication is changing rapidly; bushtaxi.org is a vehicle for new, dynamic communication strategies. On the site we’ll also be sharing our stories, projects … Read More

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Le Figaro Magazine

February 9, 2012

From Aurora New Blog:  Christopher Herwig in Le Figaro Magazine February 9th, 2012 Aurora photographer Christopher Herwig’s images of burning gas craters in Turkmen Desert were used in Le Figaro Magazine. The gas crater is a result of a Soviet gas exploration during the 1950′s that was later set alight.

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Ongoing Project: Rain

January 21, 2012

An ongoing project by Christopher Herwig. Inspired by my time in West Africa, I set out to tell the story of our relationship with rain: a force of nature essential to our survival, but one that we cannot control or predict. Photographers often avoid rainy days, as they tend to make dull images. But using … Read More

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The Genius of Tim Hetherington

November 25, 2011

Great video on BBC called the Genius of Tim Hetherington who died covering the war in Libya in April of this year. Till Dec 2, 2011 you can still catch at the Bronx Documentary Center photos from his last days in Libya. http://www.bronxdoc.org/. As well I highly recommend checking out his books on Liberia and Afghanistan … Read More

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National Geographic

February 9, 2011

Happy to see National Geographic again using several images for its Photo Galleries on Seven Stans as well as the  Ancient city of Damascus.  

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Iceland crossing photos and video

October 18, 2010

In July, 2010, Alastair Humphreys and myself planned a trip across Iceland. The goal was to cross the entire island on foot and by raft, carrying all supplies needed. This unique transportation combination allowed us to explore parts of the country otherwise impossible to normally reach. Our route sampled the incredible geographical diversity of the country with … Read More

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Poetry – one step at a time

October 17, 2010

21 days, 350 kms, 2 hikers, 2 classic poems of adventure and restless wandering Each day while crossing Iceland, Alastair Humphreys and myself recorded one another as our beards slowly grew, and as we lost a bit weight and a perhaps sanity as well. Ulysses from Bushtaxi on Vimeo. The Men Who Don’t Fit In … Read More

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Product Review: Solar Charger for camera batteries

October 16, 2010

On this previous trip across Iceland, we needed to figure a way to recharge our camera batteries since we would be at least 3 weeks without electricity.  I brought a solar charger  on amazon from powerfilm (F15-600). Although it was useless on the countless rainy, overcast days, it could recharge a Canon 5d Mrk ii battery in … Read More

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Now based in New York

June 28, 2010

A great year of living in Vancouver recently came to an end as we felt it was time to move on again. Just prior to leaving in May 2010, I was happy to complete three courses in publishing design, design for communication and typography at the Emily Carr University for Arts and Design. I am … Read More

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Opening Day of Winter Olympics

February 24, 2010

February 12, 2010 marked the first day of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. This series of portraits were taken around downtown Vancouver during the 12 hours leading up to the opening ceremonies as the streets filled with fans, as well as demonstrators, all trying to make the day memorable and significant. Also included in this … Read More

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foto jakta

February 17, 2010

I am pleased to be contributing to a festival of creative and documentary photography which will take place in the several cities in the Czech republic from the end of March to the start of April. Click on the link below if you will be in the area. http://fotojatka.cz/en.php

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Turkmenistan

January 6, 2010

Link to facebook page “What do you know about Turkmenistan?”

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Happy New Years!

January 1, 2010

Polar Bear Swim from herwigphoto Wishing you all the best in 2010. A great year and a fun decade has passed for which I am thankful for all the brilliant memories. For the moment we are still in Vancouver but will likely be on the move again somewhere new soon, but no real plan yet. … Read More

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Liberia photobook

December 17, 2009

A collection of some of my favorite images from the last three years in Liberia are in this 80 page photobook. Hope you enjoy! Click here to order a copy   Blurb Liberia from herwigphoto

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New Portfolio online

December 9, 2009

After months of playing with different designs I have redone my website. www.herwigphoto.com In the past I have done the designing myself but found that it took too long to update so I have gone with a template from www.cmdwebsites.com. Other services I checked out which I liked included photobiz, portfoliositesz. If you haven’t visited … Read More

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Best of the Decade Honours – Asian Geographic

December 5, 2009

Asian Geographic Magazine recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and pick its favorites from the last decade. Great to see that my series on Central Asia published in 2007 was honored as one of the best photographic contributions of the decade. Heart Of Asia from herwigphoto Heart of Asia

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Calendars for 2010 and prints for your wall

November 17, 2009

Here are three new calendars available using some of my favorite images from the last 6 years of living and traveling in West Africa and Central Asia. You will also find a selection of images available for printing to decorate your walls with. http://www.redbubble.com/people/herwigphoto

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Trip to China

October 10, 2009

September found me in China traveling 7000km across the country following the shadow of what some would call the Silk. This was final section for me after 6 years of trips which stretched from Shanghai to Istanbul and focused heavily on Central Asia. Starting in Shanghai then trip went through Xian, Lanzhou, Bingling Si, Xiahe, … Read More

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Back based in Vancouver

June 20, 2009

After almost 9 years of travel and living abroad in Central America, London, Sweden, Kazakhstan and Liberia, I am back in Vancouver for a little while.  I was happy to work on Lonely Planet’s new encounter guide on the city which help me refamiliarize myself with my hometown sites. vancouver from herwigphoto

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Book Cover from Sierra Leone

May 19, 2009

Here’s a shot that I took in Sierra Leone on the road to Bo while traveling with Leonard Pitts from the Miami Herald in 2006. Just recently the image was reused for cover of “The Lassa Ward” by Ross Donaldson. Book Description: Ross Donaldson is one of just a few who have ventured into dark … Read More

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Liberia from the air

April 30, 2009

My last week in Liberia and my last ride for now in a UN helicopter. I will miss the noise, and the being able to hang ones head out the window like a dog with wings.  I enjoy to play with shapes , lines and space in my photography and from the air the simplicity … Read More

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A day with the women of Ghanbat 10

April 20, 2009

This photo series follows Sergeant Dora Doroye and her fellow female soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping force from the Ghanaian tenth battalion  based in Buchanan. It follows them from morning worship, leading group exercises, and going on patrol. Ghanbat from herwigphoto

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‘And still I Rise’ photo exhibition

March 8, 2009

Monrovia proudly hosted an International Colloquium for Women drawing participants from all over the world including prominent female leaders.  I was pleased to have the opportunity to participate and showcase 50 portraits of both prominent and everyday Liberian women at the entrance to the event. This was the second time the exhibition on women of … Read More

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Teaching at the University of Liberia

February 18, 2009

    From 2007-2009 I had been helping out at the University of Liberia and teaching the Photojournalism class. Remembering back to when I was in college in Vancouver with computer labs, fully equipt studios , darkrooms and a variety of camera equipment to experiment with, textbooks, desks… I couldn’t help but think how lucky … Read More

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Black Diamond book cover

January 6, 2009

From a photo shoot with Black Diamond in Monrovia, early 2008, here is cover of her book, due out at the start of 2009. amazon Book Description At sixteen, Ellen was a normal young Liberian girl. Her father called her ‘Black Diamond’, because she was so precious to him. But Liberia was being torn apart … Read More

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Night out with the ERU

November 11, 2008

A night out in Monrovia on patrol with Liberia’s newly trained Emergency Response Unit taught by UN police. Eru from herwigphoto

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Liberian kids try filmmaking

September 20, 2008

15 Liberian children from Monrovia participated in a workshop we ran in participation with UNICEF. They learned how to make short video clips. They worked in pairs practicing basic techniques and filmed their messages  on peace and human rights to be shared with the world on International day of Peace on September 20th. The video … Read More

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Moses Swaray

September 3, 2008

CD cover for Moses Swaray’s hit CD cover for Liberia’s 2007 Star is Born Winner. You can hear his song here.

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Fulltime position with the UNMIL

April 21, 2008

After two years of working as a freelance photographer in West Africa, I have now received the opportunity to work a full time position with the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission here in Liberia as their main photographer. First assignment: a visit by Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

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Arasan Banya, Almaty Kazakhstan

January 17, 2006

Arasan Bath House in Almaty Wearing only a felt hat, oven mitts and flips flops a Kazak man dripping with sweat picks up a 2 meter long rod with a bucket on the end and uses it to open the metal door to the banya’s (sauna) oven and shovel in water. The upstairs loft of … Read More

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Kazakhstan roadtrip video

November 19, 2005

[gigya width=”480″ height=”365″ src=”http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/xbve7w&related=0″ quality=”high” wmode=”tranparent” ] Kazakhstan Trip. Uploaded by alemarin9. – Explore new destinations and travel videos. Short personal film by Spanish film maker Alejandro Marin Moreno of a trip we did with fellow photographer Christoph Bolten around Kazakhstan.

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Road Apples

September 17, 2003

Roadapples from herwigphoto London to St. Petersburg by bike September – November 2002 – Exhibited Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, September 2003 After having my fill of living in London and a long distance relationship with my girlfriend in Stockholm I made the decision to move to Sweden. For as low as $20 (plus tax) I could … Read More

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Short story from India

November 17, 1998

I wrote this while traveling in India in 1998,  it was fun and therapeutic writing it at the time as I had time to kill while recovering from a stomach bug and had some issues to work out on the motives of street photography. City of Divine Light Varanasi, India, Dec 1998 In the thick haze over … Read More

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Ox and Crown

December 17, 1997

After graduating from with a Photography Diploma from Langara College in 1997, I started on a long trip around the world, packing with me two camera’s a tiny 35mm Minox and a huge 4×5 Crown Graphic.  I started by hitchhiking across Canada to Montreal, then working for passage on a cargo ship to Cape Town … Read More

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