Samurai still live in today’s Japan. In the Soma region of Fukushima prefecture, there is a traditional Samurai festival called “Soma Nomaoi”, which is said to have continued for more than 1000 years. At the festival, the descendants of Samurai continue to protect their culture in parallel with living their current lives.
Almost two and a half million of Ukrainians have crossed the border with Poland. In Medyka children arrives exhausted after many days on the road. They flee from all over the country, most from Mariupol, Kharkiv, Odessa, the most affected cities, but also from the small rural villages. Looking at their expressions you can almost imagine what they went through, what they had to see. Their looks, their silences, testify that the war does not end when you stop hooting or move away from the fighting
Kids on the streets of Lunik IX on a winter day.
Lunik IX is a district in Košice, Slovakia, almost entirely inhabited by Roma people. Among few thousand (3,500 - 6,000) inhabitants live more than 1,000 children. They live in unworthy conditions, sometimes with a dozen or so family members, nestling in twenty square meters. Children living in Lunik IX live like in the ghetto, but often do not see it like that, playing with joy and smiling.
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I photograph children as heroes traveling through a broken land, like the speaker of TS Eliot's The Wasteland; the adults in their lives will leave them searching for the Grail that will heal the land. This work explores themes of brokenness, nostalgia for a green, fertile world, and a yearning for the past. My photographs speak to the heart and the imagination, evoking empathy and a desire to protect. There is always something we can do to make things better.
Despite the harsh living conditions I have recognised the high level of dignity shown by the Mathare Slum (Nairobi) residents and my Slum Glam series attempted to depict this. A hand painted, makeshift wooden chair rests in front of a multi coloured shack wall that the women have decorated using brightly coloured designs. Wearing their best clothes and with an apparent sense of joy each they poses for my camera.
From my series, "The Faces of the Rasin Foundation, Haiti" The non-profit The Rasin Foundation's mission is to improve the health of the poorest citizens of rural Haiti. The community surrounding the Rasin Foundation clinic at one time did not have access to basic healthcare. It is the work of the Rasin Foundation that has given the community a healthier outlook on life.This series of portraits shows just a portion of the residents who now have a medical professional to go to in time of need.
Have you heard a sound louder than the sound of your eyes?
The eyes are alive ٫ they understand ٫ they talk ٫ they fall in love ٫ the eyes are all the existence and non-existence of people.
The eyes have an identity card, and if they have the opportunity, they will ruthlessly expel all their presence and absence.
I found photography as a way to discover and express the inner selves of human beings and I tried to find a non-verbal, universal and meaningful language and I did not find it except
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Ph.D., UN Messenger of Peace.
In the summer of 1960, 26-year-old Jane Goodall arrived on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in East Africa to study the area’s wild chimpanzee population. Although at the time it was unheard of for a woman to venture into the African wilderness, Jane persisted as the trip meant the fulfilment of her childhood dream. Jane’s work in Tanzania would prove to be more successful than anyone could have possibly imagined. Now in 2022, at age 88, one of Jane’s many accolades is “the woman who redefined man”.
Stanley Thirkall from Fitzroy posing in the sand dunes at Kennedy Hill. Stanley came over for a visit and slept in one of the condemned houses in Kennedy Hill. Some are in Broome to visit family, while others come to receive medical attention or escape wet season flooding. Broome has a lack of affordable short-term accommodation. Broome Western Australia.
“Crisis of Experience” is the result of an eight-year project exploring themes of self-reflection and female identity using the mechanics of seriality. The work originates from a series of Polaroid SX70 self-portraits taken on a daily basis from 1979 to late 1987. This ritual became a way to stay grounded as much of my life was unraveling, but it also allowed for a profound examination of self.
Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
Rebeccah is a serious, proud African girl living in the Kibera slum, Kenya. She had a toothache and the photographer got her treated for an infection after getting permission from her father first. Thankfully, she was OK.
Molly frolics as the music plays at the Art Festival. Her freckles and dark blue eyes shine in the cool autumn breeze while the leopard print of her shirts stands out against the circle tent.
This is one of the image from Children of Time project.
Sandra Chen Chen Weinstein
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Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.