Urban Survivors is a multimedia project by Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in collaboration with the NOOR photo agency and Darjeeling Productions, highlighting the critical humanitarian and medical needs that exist in slums the world over.
Urban Survivors takes the visitor on a virtual journey through seven slums -in Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa, Dhaka, Johannesburg, Karachi, Nairobi and Port-au-Prince– where MSF is running projects. The website lets the visitor discover more about the daily lives of people in these slums, the challenges they face, and what MSF is doing to address their humanitarian needs.
Mastodon is a collaborative project between two notorious photographers: Massimo Mastrorillo (massimomastrorillo.com) and Donald Weber (donaldweber.com) and the participation of the writer Larry Frolick.
In an age of overt “authorship,” where the ubiquity of the internet has allowed the image of the artist to come to the forefront, Mastodon is an attempt to drive the uniqueness of collaboration, to bring to the forefront the photographs rather then the personalities. Together, their interest in creating socially engaging work through new avenues has led to “Life After Zero Hour”, a project about Japan as the setting for the end of the Future.