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30 Moving Photos – The multiple faces of poverty

23 octobre 2010 7 commentaires

Of the 5.7 billion people on the planet, as estimated 1.3 billion live in poverty.

The faces of poverty are many. They are one in every five. The majority of them are the faces of women – those women who « hold up half the sky », according to the old Chinese proverb – and without whom victory in the fight against poverty cannot be achieved.

In addition, there are the faces of children, youth, the disabled and the elderly; of indigenous peoples, of migrants and of refugees – those whom « progress » has pushed to the periphery. Collectively called the disadvantaged or marginalized, they are the people who must be the primary focus of all serious efforts at the eradication of poverty.


Poverty also appears in many forms: as endemic mass poverty in the poorest and least developed countries; as pockets of poverty amidst wealth in even the most affluent countries; as sudden impoverish- ment due to natural or man-made disasters; as temporary poverty resulting from job layoffs; or as the persistent, long-term poverty of the marginalized who perform menial work for little or no pay. Whatever its manifestation, the social exclusion which accompanies poverty constitutes both a violation of human dignity and a threat to life itself.


20 Ways You Can Help Abolish Poverty in the World

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18 Extraordinary Animals Photos by Tim Flach

20 octobre 2010 Laisser un commentaire

Photographer Tim Flach is renowned for his highly stylized animal portraits.

Tim Flach (United Kingdom) is a photographer best known for his highly conceptual portraits of animals, particularly horses. His images of animals are considered a departure from traditional wildlife photography and he has been described as “a potent example of a commercially trained photographer who’s now reaching a global audience through the boom in fine art photography.”

He is the author of the book Equus.

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A humanist, poetic, gifted photographer

11 octobre 2010 1 commentaire

LJ.: The magician of portraits on FlikR

Iconic images are rare, especially in the mundane world of photojournalism. They must be beautifully and concisely composed. They must impart something unique to a subject we care about, or make us care enough to look more closely at the stories they tell (for if nobody wants to see or hear what you’re trying to tell them, it really doesn’t matter how good the pictures are). And they must be memorable. But when they happen their intense simplicity compresses a host of ideas and emotions in a single frame, making complexity seem transparent…

Lee J. excels at this skill and what results is a breathtaking tour-de-force of photographic insight focusing on the complex reality of the human condition. Whether depicting the magic and innocence of childhood, the pain and anguish of life on the streets, the inevitability of an old age that awaits us all, or the passion and drive of the athlete, all are honestly presented with deep understanding, dignity, compassion and respect.

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Van Gogh Best Paintings under new perspective

9 octobre 2010 Laisser un commentaire

Following  you will find some awesome photomanipulations based on some of Van Gogh’s most moving and powerful paintings. Nothing in any of these paintings been added or removed or had its proportions changed. The effect is achieved simply by manipulating the light in the scene and adjusting the areas of the image that are more and less in focus, as you will see. This is the « tilt-shift perspective distortion » effect. (1)

Une véritbale réinterprétation photographique des toiles de Van Gogh
Une véritable relecture photographique des toiles de Van Gogh en utilisant une technique de « décalage de la lentille » qui a pour effet de rétrécir la profondeur de champ de façon dramatique. Et cette technique donne des effets vraiment surprenants. Nous vous présentons ci-dessous les plus intéressantes de ces photos retravaillées. (1)


 

Vincent van Gogh The Harvest, 1888 (detail)

 

 

Vincent van Gogh Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888 (detail)

 

 

 

 

Vincent van Gogh Sunset: Wheat Fields Near Arles, 1888 (detail)

 

 

 

 

Vincent van Gogh Landscape at Auvers after the Rain, 1890 (detail)

 

 

 

 

Vincent van Gogh Pont de Langlois, 1888 (detail)

 

 

Vincent van Gogh The Red Vineyard, 1888 (detail)

 

 

Vincent van Gogh Red Chestnuts in the Public Park at Arles, 1889 (detail)

 

 

Vincent van Gogh Prisoners Exercising, 1890 (detail)

 

(1) All images were created for Artcyclopedia.com in Photoshop by Serena Malyon, a 3rd-year student at art school. In most cases original art images were obtained from Wikimedia Commons or from The Athenaeum image archive.

 

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Stunning Photography of Vietnam

7 octobre 2010 Laisser un commentaire

People and culture of Vietnam.

Photographer David Terrazas from Madrid (Spain) demonstrates a remarkable understanding of light and shadow in this stunning photo gallery that reveals the people and culture of Vietnam.

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All photos owned by David Terrazas (under Creative Common Licence)

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Sacred Song from Native People of America

2 octobre 2010 Laisser un commentaire

Tatanka-manantial (Chant sacré des Incas)

The history took its course, the official story, one that tells that attempted genocide and tried to erase these great cultures, nations transforming its members with invented citizens of countries in recent centuries, the Incas became Peruvians, Ecuadorians, Colombians, Bolivians, and parts of argentinians and Chileans.

Ellos son los incas vivos de Perú, descendientes de atahualpa.

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