About Social Documentary

Apart from my wedding photography, I provide also social documentary and humanitarian photography helping humanitarian association or NGO, telling about dignity and stories of people and cultures, and particularly about underprivileged people through the world. Here you are some samples of my work.

“My first shots were spontaneously directed towards social and documentary photography, the main subject being the homeless, the people on the streets… those who people pass, but don’t really look at. As the human condition of the most impoverished moved me in particular, I chose to orientate my work of photographer towards the difficult social realities in order to convey a personal story of the distress and exclusion”.

In a modern world such as ours, in which society is subject to excessive consumption, the most destitute have been hidden away. Forgotten and marginalized by the system, they have seen the inequalities accentuated in a complete indifference and their future become even more fragile and precarious..

And still today, children, families and adults live in this parallel world where living conditions resemble those of the Middle Ages: malnutrition, undernourishment and homelessness. With access to neither elementary hygiene nor medical care, their life expectancy is cut in half. Not to mention the refugees, stateless, living in confusion and uncertainty, entrenched in camps to flee wars or political regimes.

“Throughout my pilgrimages I have encountered many looks and many faces, but above all many stories. Incredible, deeply moving stories, made up of distress and exclusion, pain and violence, desperation and sadness, abuse and abandonment, injuries and suffering.”

Whether they are here or elsewhere, these men and women lead the same struggle: survival.

“I try, by way of my work, to reflect a reality and to convey in a certain way, the voice that society hasn’t wanted to listen to over the years.”

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Slum family in India humanitarian photography.Portrait of Manuel Meszovits performing social documentary photogrpahy.Manuel Meszarovits working in Africa.Manuel Meszarovits portrait in India.Manuel Meszarovits portrait in Cape Verde.