Categoría: Humanitario

“Refugees” for Preemptive Love Coalition
A few weeks back I had one of those last minute calls offering an assignment the next day. After realizing that the call was from one of my favourite charities in the world, I was ready to clear my schedule, move some appointments and go for it. And I’m glad I did! PLC (Preemptive Love Coalition) had the mission to travel 200+ k ...
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A Cover for Kirkuk Center for Torture Victims
In September 2012 I had the privilege to meet in person some of the workers and directors behind the Kirkuk Center for Torture Victims. Kirkuk-center.org, as they state on their website, “is a human rights organization assisting traumatized victims of torture, persecution and violence in Iraq. We believe in a democratic society whe ...
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Photographing Women in a Muslim country
A couple of weeks ago, one of my good friends, Canadian photographer Erin Wilson, suggested I write about this topic after revising my 2010 portfolio. This was the second time that another photographer mentioned this to me. I guess in all these years I have found my own way, as male photographer, to photograph women in Iraq. I mus ...
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The Joy of a new House.
Reconstruction Stories – What I’m learning about Multimedia
Well, it's very busy these days in Iraq. So many things to do and so few hours to accomplish them! Anyway, after a whole week of working on administrative things, meaning by that, no photography work, it was great to have had time over the weekend to finish my work on this multimedia piece. I'm sure I've mentioned it before. This i ...
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At Sulaymaniyah bazaar by Heber Vega
Photographers – How to work with NGOs?
In my first day of blogging again I got two interesting emails, one about some images I had taken at local universities in Iraq and the other one about questions on how photographers can/should work with NGOs. I was planning to write something else for today, but it will have to wait, as I think these are important questions to sha ...
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How NGOs can use the images that Photographers produce! (5 ideas)
[May 20, 2010] Have you visited any NGOs websites lately? What about other non-profit organizations? Have you found anything interesting? Aesthetically pleasing? How about their photographs? Do you think the non-profits are really putting their voice/cause out there in a way that causes you to engage only with visiting their web ...
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Faces on the Iraqi Dinars
The Advantages of Working Pro-bono
[May 10, 2010] If you thought that I was totally sold out on the idea of never doing pro-bono work, you are wrong. After posting “Why we should not do pro-bono work,” and as the second part of this trilogy, today I’m going to promote pro-bono work, so I will highlight the advantages of doing so (Yes, there are pros!). Now, be ...
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Why We should not do Pro-bono work
[May 4, 2010] Since I started to play with the idea of becoming a photographer, the question of doing pro-bono work has been an issue that I haven’t been able to address. For long time I didn’t have a concrete opinion, or let’s say, I didn’t pick a side. Now, through the Internet, I’ve found people defending pro-bono work, with ...
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