Social Documentary Photographer Joshua Brown is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. These images are from his project ‘Tamil Life‘. To see Joshua’s projects click on any image.
The Tamil community in Sri Lanka have suffered devastating war crimes during the 30-year Civil War between the Tamil Tigers and the Sinhalese majority government. The conflict came to a brutal and one-sided end in 2009. The government’s policies continue to racially and religiously discriminate against the Tamils.
Nonetheless the truth of Tamil life lies with the resilience of the community and its individuals. There is a assertive determination to stare down injustice and strive for some form of normality and peace. The Tamils fight for acknowledgement of the truth crimes committed and the international community to interfere and honor its responsibility to human rights.
The atrocities inflicted against the Tamils warrant no place in the portrayal of Tamil life; whose warmth, hospitality and pride take center stage.