The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Romania on February 26, 2020. Ban on public gatherings, school and border closures were instated on March 8. The state of emergency was declared on March 16 and social distancing measures imposed for 60 days, up to May 15, 2020.Continue reading
We are celebrating Constantin Brâncuși, the patriarch of modern sculpture, who was born on this day (February 19) in 1876. His heritage and memory are being widely honored, and several Romanian and international street artists have contributed over the past few years to the public homage in Romania.
Remember the sculptor’s sayings and enjoy the gallery, as well as the unique approach and vision of the individual street artists in commemorating BRANCUSI! Continue reading
“It is an acknowledged fact that we perceive errors in the work of others more readily than in our own.” Leonardo da Vinci
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
25 May: Africa Day
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African ProverbContinue reading
“Peace begins with a smile.” Mother Teresa
Today: Macedonia | Madagascar | Malawi | Malaysia | Maldives | Mali | Malta | Marshall Islands | Mauritania | Mauritius
Cover Photography © Gina Buliga | MadagascarContinue reading
“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
Cover Photography © Eric Lafforgue | LibyaContinue reading
What do you wish for in 2017, he asked?
I won’t settle for anything less than peace, I said. Long-lasting resounding worldwide peace. Global peace, literally peace in every corner of this world, you know?
Yes, he said gently, yes, I know …
Featured Artist: Ilie Krasovschi
Photography © Sorin Onisor
“Winter Song” by Nichita Stanescu | English translation by Thomas Carlson and Vasile PoenaruContinue reading
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