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International Volunteers Series: Humanitarian Photographer in Bangalore, India

09/07/2014

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Matthew Pirrall, Humanitarian Photographer, India

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 00:15 a.m. DST, 09 July 2014 BANGALORE, India — I had the pleasure of working alongside, humanitarian photographer Matthew Pirrall, in India for a few weeks. While I was stationed in Davangere at a child labor rehabilitation center through Bangalore Rural Education and Development Society (BREADS), Matt’s job involved […]

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A Question of Seeing God

10/03/2014

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Horizon Sculpture 83 by Lucy Humphrey, Photo Courtesy of Flickr by Leighton Wallis

Anonymous Author Last Modified: 21:17 p.m. EDT, 10 March 2014 A small boy once approached his slightly older sister with a question about God. “Susie, can anybody ever really see God?” he asked. Busy with other things, Susie curtly replied: “No, of course not silly. God is so far up in heaven that nobody can […]

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Liara’s Campaign | Beauty in its True Form

13/02/2014

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Liara Reclining, Photo by Julian Holtom

Author: Liara, Photographer: Julian Holtom Last Modified: 12:39 p.m. DST, 13 February 2014 UNITED KINGDOM – In a dialogue between acid burn activist, Liara, and the photographer, Julian Holtom, an amazing and inspirational synergy occurred and resulted in a series of portraits which are breathtaking. Liara’s story, her bravery, and her passion are self-evident, but best […]

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Carrie Mae Weems | Photographer

08/01/2014

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Photo of Carrie Mae Weems - 'From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried' MoMA Exhibit, Taken by The Glamorous Nomad

“This invisibility—this erasure out of the complex history of our life and time—is the greatest source of my longing. As you know, I’m a woman who yearns, who longs for. This is the key to me and to the work, and something which is rarely discussed in reviews or essays, which I also find remarkably disappointing. That there are so few images of African-American women circulating in popular culture or in fine art is disturbing; the pathology behind it is dangerous. I mean, we got a sistah in the White House, and yet mediated culture excludes us, denies us, erases us. But in the face of refusal, I insist on making work that includes us as part of the greater whole. Black experience is not really the main point; rather, complex, dimensional, human experience and social inclusion—even in the shit, muck, and mire—is the real point.” — Carrie Mae Weems

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Steve McCurry | Through His Eyes

23/12/2013

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Palazzo Ducale, Genova by Steve McCurry, Photo Courtesy of Matteo Galiazzo

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 01:48 a.m. DST, 23 December 2013 McCurry took his most recognized portrait, “Afghan Girl”, in a refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. The image itself was named as “the most recognized photograph” in the history of the National Geographic magazine and her face became famous as the cover photograph on the […]

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