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 is the work I did while I was back in Chile with the victims of last 8.8 magnitude earthquake in my home country.
In this post, I'm going to tell you some of things I've learned throughout this experience, and how I did some of those things as well. I'm not going to be that extensive in my writing today ;-), so if y ...
23 de mayo de 2011
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 share and discuss. It will be great if you can add your thoughts or experience on top of what I have answered below. That will help with this project.
Please take my answers with a grain of salt, because they’re only my opinion and I don't have a PhD on this issue (not yet though ;-)).
I'm not going to reveal the ...
28 de abril de 2011
Photography for Good! The ONE-SHOT Project.
I've been waiting for quite some time to write about this project. First I was waiting for the wonderful community at IGVP to launch their website back in July, and then because I was really busy working my last month in Iraq. I could hardly wait to be back in Chile to blog about it. But now, after 6-7 weeks in Chile, I'm finally able to start blogging again and I want to do it with this project because it’s a big part of my heart/vision.
If you have been following the blog at www.visualpeacemakers.org you are probably aware of this idea, as they were the first place to write about The ONE-SHOT Project. In fact, this project wouldn't eve ...
24 de noviembre de 2010
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 website? Do you think that's necessary for them nowadays?
We all know that NGOs, non-profits, and charities, are important, not because of what they can display on their website, but for what they can do on the "field". There's where the need is, isn't it? Correct me if I'm wrong, but if the voice of that cause is ...
20 de mayo de 2010
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, before I start writing these reasons down, I have to tell you that in the next and final part of this Trilogy, I will explain what I’ve have decided to do in respect to this Issue, and I’ll share some good ideas that I have learned as well.
I hope this series can contribute to you making up your mind about this dil ...
10 de mayo de 2010
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 good reasons, and others opposed to it, also with really interesting thoughts.
After having some time to chew on this issue, and after having done my research as well, I have come to my own conclusions that I want to share in a trilogy of articles. Today I have posted “Why we should not do pro-bono work.” In a co ...
04 de mayo de 2010