Oct
15

Too young to wed, by VII. A project to protect girls’ rights

posted on October 15th 2012 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

I don’t know how children are made. But they get pregnant… They carry it inside their stomach. Then they deliver and it comes out a baby.

Jenahi, married at 6 years old. Yemen.

Protect girls’ rights. End child marriage.

If we do nothing, 142 million more girls will become child brides over the next 10 years.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) champions the fundamental human rights of men, women and children the world over. The first ever International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2012 provides an unique opportunity for the Fund to draw attention to the harmful practice of child marriage by collaborating with photo reporters who have documented the issue and its consequences throughout the world.

The Fund has partnered with photo agency VII on Too Young to Wed, a transmedia campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the issue and support girls who are already married.

 

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Oct
14

“Reportero”: or how to survive in Mexico doing journalism about drug traffic

posted on October 14th 2012 in Documentary & Video with 0 Comments

Thanks to the collaboration between  Internazionale, weekly journal that publish the best articles of journalists all over the world and founded in 1993 and Palazzo delle Esposizioni I yesterday assisted to “Internazionale in Rome: documentaries about information, international actuality and human rights” hosted under the Journalism Festival of Ferrara.

What you’ll find above all in this documentaries festival is the risk: the risk of working as journalism or having information in countries with censorship or dominated by violence or corruption.

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Oct
12

“Baby I’m yours”: the perfect song to start a perfect day

posted on October 12th 2012 in Animation & Music & Video & Videoclip with 0 Comments

Breakbot (really named Thibaut Berland) is a French DJ and producer of electronic music.

In 2010 this video of his song “Baby I’m yours” (featuring Irfane) was one of the summer hits in MTV Pulse, France. It was also nominated in two categories by the UK Music Video Awards in October 2010: best performance in video pop/dance/urban and best animation video.

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Oct
11

The Julie Project, by Darcy Padilla

posted on October 11th 2012 in Photography with 0 Comments

No words can summarize this photographed story. Darcy Padilla wanted to document one woman’s struggle, to live with poverty, AIDS and drugs and sexual abuses.

The project is not only pictures, but death certificates, cuts from the newspaper, and small paragraphs that moves you inside this terrible story of suffering.

Dancy is worried about the fact that after losing custody of all Julie‘s children, they will be adults someday, and if they ask about what happened to their mother she will be able to tell them her story.

If you have some free time move inside those dark moments. Simply sad.

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Oct
10

Japan: Life after Zero Hour

posted on October 10th 2012 in Photography with 0 Comments

Mastodon is a collaborative project between two notorious photographers: Massimo Mastrorillo (massimomastrorillo.com) and Donald Weber (donaldweber.com) and the participation of the writer Larry Frolick.

In an age of overt “authorship,” where the ubiquity of the internet has allowed the image of the artist to come to the forefront, Mastodon is an attempt to drive the uniqueness of collaboration, to bring to the forefront the photographs rather then the personalities. Together, their interest in creating socially engaging work through new avenues has led to “Life After Zero Hour”, a project about Japan as the setting for the end of the Future.

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Oct
09

The perfect gift for photography & coffee lovers

posted on October 9th 2012 in Gifts & Photography with 1 Comments

Do you know anybody who has a passion for photography, and at the same time is a coffee/milk/tea lover? Well, I had, and needed to find a birthday present for him. After days of search I got the solution: this Canon camera lens mug! It is a real replica of the original lens Canon 24-105mm, with stainless interior, and very cheap!

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Oct
07

Welcome!

posted on October 7th 2012 in Me with 2 Comments

And here we are, finally I did it. After years doubting and wondering if it was necessary or useful, I definitely decided to create my portfolio, where you will find designs, pictures, projects, ideas, sketches, and some news and thoughts in my news & blog area.

Feel free to take a look and thank you for starting this adventure with me!

Lara.

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