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 © Cristian Tomescu (
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3 photo(s)
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created on 24-08-2011
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A series of pictures taken at Esquina do Fado, a fado joint in the Alfama district of Lisbon.
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 © Justin Button (
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0 photo(s)
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created on 08-08-2011
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 Shots taken in and around art galleries, I find the light, space and atmosphere is conducive to trying out a few shots. I prefer to capture people interacting with the art, or simple the spaces and light.
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 © Francis Harrison (
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0 photo(s)
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created on 23-07-2011
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Daido Moriyama is a phenomenon in this country, and I guess, around the world judging by the exhibitions he manages to have around the world. Look, Daido is one of these photogs, you either love 'em or you hate 'em. Or to be more precise you love 'em AND hate 'em at the same time. 

Is Daido truly great or is he just a lazy, lucky hip shooter with a knack for pushing the contrast in his prints until all there is more or less, is blacks with a few splotches o white here and there.

I tried my hand at an homage to Moriyama Daido a while back and then erased the lot in a fit of... well, you know. This is my second attempt, based on an experiment I was conducting with a new Ricoh cam in and around the annual Kyodo Odori festival.

The title is from a lovely poem dedicated to DM by an Englishman named Karl Hyde. It sort of says it all, with a passing wink at Baudelaire...

Everything is dirt.
& all the dirt is beautiful.
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 © Frank-Peter Lohoff (
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6 photo(s)
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created on 07-07-2011
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22 photos comment(s)
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The Ibans are a branch of the Dayak peoples of Borneo. In Malaysia, most Ibans are located in Sarawak, a small portion in Sabah and some in west Malaysia. They were formerly known during the colonial period by the British as Sea Dayaks. Ibans were renowned for practising headhunting and tribal/territorial expansion. In ancient times the Ibans were a strong and successful warring tribe in Borneo. They speak the Iban language.

Today, the days of headhunting and piracy are long gone and in has come the modern era of globalization and technology for the Ibans. The Iban population is concentrated in Sarawak, Brunei, and in the West Kalimantan region of Indonesia. They live in longhouses. Most of the Iban longhouses are equipped with modern facilities such as electricity and water supply and other facilities such as (tar sealed) roads, telephone lines and the internet. Younger Ibans are mostly found in urban areas and visit their hometowns during the holidays. The Ibans today are becoming increasingly urbanised while retaining most of their traditional heritage and culture. 
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Project:
 © Justin Button (
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3 photo(s)
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created on 22-06-2011
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9 photos comment(s)
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This may take a while, as I am finding it difficult to find images that I am happy with. I hope to simplify shapes and movements and contrast it with the black of night.
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 © Kajal Nisha Patel (
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0 photo(s)
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created on 21-06-2011
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This project has been motivated by my continuing interest in the Indian caste system, which is still very much alive in the UK. Mixed marriages are common, though it is not uncommon to hear of parents that would prefer their children to marry into the same caste, since lower castes are deemed to be beneath them in the social order.

During this project, I plan to document businesses and individuals who are still continuing the work of their forefathers..the trades that they would have been born into.

In any community, I would expect to find very few individuals who are still continuing with tradition, though I feel it will be even more difficult to find such individuals here, in the UK since many would have found alternative work when they left their homelands...


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 © Francis Harrison (
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0 photo(s)
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created on 12-06-2011
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I just spent 24 hours volunteering in the North country, in Tohoku, where the worst of the tsunami too place on March 11. In Ishinomaki and Tagajo, two places that suffered the most, I saw widespread destruction, whole parts of cities reduced to rubble like scenes in a war...
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 © Frank-Peter Lohoff (
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12 photo(s)
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created on 08-06-2011
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45 photos comment(s)
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"Conrad, Nabokov, Naipaul - these are writers known for having managed to migrate between languages, cultures, countries, continents, even civilisations. Their imaginations were fed by exile, a nourishment drawn not through roots but through rootlessness; mine, however, requires that I stay in the same city, on the same street, in the same house, gazing at the same view. Istanbul's fate is my fate: I am attached to this city because it has made me who I am.
Flaubert, who visited Istanbul 102 years before my birth, was struck by the variety of life in its teeming streets; in one of his letters he predicted that in a century's time it would be the capital of the world. The reverse came true: after the Ottoman empire collapsed, the world almost forgot that Istanbul existed. The city into which I was born was poorer, shabbier, and more isolated than it had ever been its 2,000-year history. For me it has always been a city of ruins and of end-of-empire melancholy." Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely
I´ve been 1st time in my life in Istanbul in March 2011. I stayed for 4 days walking all day in the streets of Eminönü, Fener, Beyoglu, Galata, Karakoy, Tophane, Pera and Tunel. I could not stop looking and shooting with my Leica and a 25mm Zeiss Biogon which I used here first time. Before I came I was planning to do a B/W serie but it turned out quite soon that Istanbul was my color city. I perceived people and places as a composition of moving lights and shadows and I decided to go for this perception and do a serie on this. 
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 © Justin Button (
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0 photo(s)
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created on 02-06-2011
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I stayed for a few days in KL, in a cheap room right above the din of Petaling Street, central to the city's Chinatown. I took to wandering about in the evenings and night, taking in the bustling, slightly chaotic Chinatown, with it's street food and cheap buys and also Bukit Bintang, by contrast more expensive, a little trendy, full of air-con shopping malls, neon consumerism. Both area's bustle at night though and I took these simple shots as I walked (and ate) my way around KL.
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 © Pierre Belhassen (
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0 photo(s)
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created on 31-05-2011
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