J.Ace Collage Bucharest by Madalina Dobraca 2018

Headhunting in Bucharest

WARNING 🧛: This is not about Headhunting as in Executive Search! Nor is it about the practice of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing the person 😊! Or maybe just a little – in terms of taking pictures and preserving the memory of a novel artistic intervention by J.Ace that has been happening in Bucharest.Continue reading

Cover Photography © Eric Lafforgue | Libya

Around the World on Fridays (“L”)

“We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviors, beliefs, rituals.” Randa Abdel-Fattah

Today: Laos | Latvia | Lebanon | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY | “Afghan Girl” | Respect, Steve McCurry!

Cover Photography: Steve McCurry and the “Afghan Girl” | Photo © Bente Haarstad Photography

June 1985: The image of a young Afghan woman with intense green eyes in a red headscarf makes the cover of the National Geographic Magazine. The portrait was taken in 1984 by the amazing photojournalist and visual storyteller, Steve McCurry. Compared with Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of Mona Lisa, the portrait has been called “the First World’s Third World Mona Lisa” and it became a symbol of refugee girl / woman in a distant camp.Continue reading

Around the World on Fridays (“K”)

“Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other ‘isms’ grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity.” Roger Ebert

Today: Kazakhstan | Kenya | Kiribati | Kosovo | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan

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Around the World on Fridays (“J”)

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So, when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” Bob Marley

Today: Jamaica | Japan | Jordan

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Around the World on Fridays (“I”)

In loving memory of Leonard Cohen (21.09.1934 – 07.11.2016). R.I.P.

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen

Today: Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Ireland | Israel | Italy

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