Etiqueta: Humanitarian

“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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The Operating Room
While I was going through the images I have shot during the last 2 years, I found a peculiar set of images that drew my attention. I don't know why I didn't take notice before, but I've decided to publish them under one of the portfolios that I'm currently building up, based on portraiture. I think that this set of photographs is v ...
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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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Multimedia Work: “Remedy Mission & Deeya’s Story”
During the last weekend I finished a multimedia work about the Remedy Mission that I worked for in last August. These Remedy Missions are lifesaving campaigns done by Preemptive Love Coalition in Iraq. Their goal is to bring pediatric heart surgery teams, to perform surgeries on Iraqi children and at the same time to train Iraqi do ...
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Approaching Storytelling in your Photography. (3 Tips!)
These photographs are from my third day at Remedy Mission, which was Friday. It was a long day, being that I woke up at 6:30 a.m. and I got back home at 11:30 p.m. During my third day I had to change my strategy towards getting the photographs for Preemptive Love. Why? Because it was time to start covering more of the stories behin ...
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Working on a Remedy in Iraq!
Since I started working as photographer for humanitarian organizations, Preemptive Love has been always there for me, hiring me and therefore letting me be part of its lifesaving activities. I'm so proud of their work among the Iraqi children. As I said in this post about Jeremy Courtney(PLC CEO), I've witnessed the growth of this ...
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Assignment Length? Allowing yourself to be impacted by people stories
Before I start I want to make a couple of things really clear. First off, I'm not trying to change your mind about the length of your assignments, but I want to give you another perspective/approach towards the time spent on your stories. This is not a post to tell you, "You are wrong and I'm right." In fact, this does not apply t ...
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Prosperity Candle and the story of Waffa…
  You don't believe in social media? Don’t value having a Flickr account, per se? No, today I'm NOT going to talk about the power of networking on the Internet, but I AM going to tell you the story behind my last assignment. How is that related to social media? Well, the way I met the client in my last assignment, a wonderfu ...
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Dignity to our Subject
[March 31, 2010] This week has been a little bit crazy with work. We are in the middle of a busy time dealing with several NGO projects concerning our Team. The good thing about this is that each of these projects will provide help, and assist development to the people that we love and care about.  I had prepared two posts for t ...
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A Cause Marketing? Threat or Advantage?
[March 15th, 2010] *Note: Please read the comments on this post to complete the idea In our last 10.Q interview, one of our readers, Dave, left a comment that drew me into this post, that made me think and research “Cause Marketing.” He “left the door open” to a possible threat that this could represent to humanitarian photogra ...
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