UIG contributing partner Majority World’s collection features the work of photographers from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. The talented contributing photographers for Majority World provide impactful and stunning images of their local cultures, helping to build a deep archive of important topics from outside North America and Europe.
Majority World was formed in 2004 and is an initiative of Bangladesh-based Drik Picture Library. While the collection has grown, so to has Majority World’s social mission to empower and create equal opportunities for the talented photographers they represent. The agency nurtures and promotes the creative talent of these photographers, helping them to find new channels to tell their stories and share their imagery.
People take pictures on a footbridge as they flock to a portion of Manila baywalk area that was covered with crushed dolomite rocks amid rising coronavirus cases in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Basilio H. Sepe/Majority World/UIG Young men playing football in the morning in Rangamati, the hill district of Chittagong. Bangladesh. June 12, 2009. Photo: Farzana Hossen/Majority World/UIG Varanasi, India. Indian man throwing fishing net into the water of the holy ganges river. January 2012. Photo: Kaushal Kumar/Majority World/UIG Sylhet, Bangladesh, 21st November 2020. Hefazat-e-Islam Sylhet, rallied and protested at the historic registry field calling for a boycott on French goods and condemned French President Emmanuel Macron for his comments on the caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. Photo: Rafayat Khan/Majority World/UIG Jammu and Kashmir, 28th November 2020. Women voters show voter slips at Raiyar Khan Sahib in Budgam district. Voting for the first phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir begun amid tight security. In the first phase of the DDC elections, 43 constituencies will go to polls 25 in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu. Photo: Basit Zargar/Majority World/UIG Manila, Philippines. 10th December 2020. Protesters wearing masks and practicing physical distancing hold their placards with different messages during the International Day of Human Rights Rally. The people are calling for the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the killings and free political prisoners. Photo: AC Dimatatac/Majority World/UIG Students attending classes on the first day of school which opened after along break. The Tripura government has allowed schools to function with strict adherence to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health due to the coronavirus pandemic. Agartala, Tripura, India. Photo: Abhisek Saha/Majority World/UIG Farmers working hard in the field. Planting, watering, fertilizing and removing weeds that compete with the crops. Agartala, Tripura, India. Photo: Abhisek Saha/Majority World/UIG Monipuri community of Mirjajangal observe the rituals of Rashlila festival amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Ras Mela is the principal festival of the Manipuri’s. The nightlong programme festival is held each year during Purnima (full moon), between the Bangla months of late Kartik and early Agrahayan. Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photo: Rafayat Khan/Majority World/UIG Razia Sultana used to work at Top Glove company in Klang. She now runs her own tailor shop. Malaysia. Photo by: Shahidul Alam/Majority World/UIG Gaza City. 5th June 2021. Egyptian equipment and excavations remove buildings and cleaning up the city destroyed by Israeli warplanes. Photo: Mohammed Zaanoun/Majority World/UIG Community Heath Care workers (ASHA) on indefinite strike. Photo: Abhjieet Gurjar/Majority World/UIG A farmer is working his agricultural lands for AMON paddy. This variety is sown in the rainy season of July-August and harvested in winter. Plough is an indigenous device used for tilling the soil and preparing it for cultivation. A plough is important for traditional agricultural production. Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photo: Rafayat Khan/Majority World/UIG Srinagar. 25th June 2021. The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre, showcased its latest batch of passing out young soldiers from the UT of J&K. A total of 514 young soldiers were attested today after completing one year of strenuous training, at a glittering parade at the Bana Singh Parade Ground of JAK LI Regimental centre. Photo: Basit Zargar/Majority World/UIG The coal field workers in Bangladesh work very hard everyday from daylight until evening for their livelihood where the earnings is a small amount of about 3-4 $ approx. Photo: Mustasinur Rahman Alvi/Majority World/UIG Muslim devotees pray on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Lagos Island Central Mosque, in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Olukayode Jaiyeola/Majority World/UIG Smoke and fire rose in the sky of Gaza City after the Israeli air strikes in response to the firing of rockets from Gaza towards Israel, amid the escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza in May 2021. Gaza Strip. Photo: Yousef Masoud/Majority World/UIG Portrait of a Palestinian Child crying. Gaza City. Photo: Mohammed Al-Zaanoun/UIG The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) celebrated the Ratha Yatra Festival at their premises by keeping to social distancing with health rules due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photo: Rafayat Khan/Majority World/UIG A farmer is working his agricultural lands for AMON paddy. This variety is sown in the rainy season of July-August and harvested in winter. Plough is an indigenous device used for tilling the soil and preparing it for cultivation. A plough is important for traditional agricultural production. Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photo: Rafayat Khan/Majority World/UIG
Majority World photographers cover important topics such as the Palestine-Israel conflict; human rights protests in the Philippines; climate change and its effect on agriculture in the developing world; the global response to the pandemic; fair trade and global economic initiatives; local and regional elections; and more. Majority World combines these important current event topics with a strong foundation of localized culture and industry to offer the world a comprehensive collection representing underserved and underreported cultures.
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