Posts in the Category: Social


Guarida de plastico en Kazajistan

posted on January 17th 2017 in Documentary & Photography & Social & Travel with 0 Comments

Con una temperatura media en invierno de -22ºC, Astaná, capital de Kazajistán, es la segunda urbe más fría del mundo después de Ulán Bator (Mongolia).

Los que pescan en el hielo de Astaná no sólo se cubren con capas de prendas de abrigo sino que además se aíslan del viento en cobijos improvisados.

Los refugios temporales se fabrican artesanalmente con bolsas y láminas de plástico recuperadas, a veces entrecosidas.

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The legend of the Guatemalan worry dolls / La leyenda de las muñecas quitapenas de Guatemala

posted on November 21st 2016 in Inspiration & Sculpture & Social & Travel with 0 Comments

Worry Dolls are tiny, hand-crafted dolls from Guatemala. The dolls are clothed in traditional Mayan costumes and stand one-half to one inch tall.

Guatemalan artisans bind pieces of wood together or twist together short lengths of wire to create a frame and fashion a torso, legs, arms, and head. By winding cloth and yarn around the frame, the artisans give the doll shape.

Los artesanos guatemaltecos juntan piezas de madera o metal y les dan forma para crear la estructura de una especie de torso, piernas, brazos y cabeza. Atando lana y tejido alrededor de esta estructura, le dan forma a la muñeca.

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A campaign going viral 8 years later

posted on March 28th 2015 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Eight years ago, Cordaid People in Need, the Cordaid brand that helps provide emergency aid, launched a campaign called “Small Change, Big Difference” (Kleingeld, Groot Verschil). Although this campaign hasn’t been promoted for eight years, the images are still out there, online. And they are now being found by people and organizations from all over the world.  Just like I did. They have been shared tens of thousands of times, as if the campaign is still ongoing. Given that this “old” campaign is now inadvertently going “viral”, I revisit the story behind it.

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29 photos that will make you think

posted on January 23rd 2015 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

“The reality is there but you do not notice it. You do not want to see it”. This is how photojournalist Czuko Williams expresses how many times society tries to escape from social issues such as immigration, evictions, homelessness or the rights of children. Williams is one of four finalists in the XVIII edition of International Humanitarian Photography Award Luis Valtueña, organized by Médicos del Mundo, which this year was focused on these four issues.

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A bamboo tower that produces water from air

posted on January 16th 2015 in Inspiration & Recycle & Social with 1 Comments

The WarkaWater tower is an unlikely structure to find jutting from the Ethiopian landscape. At 30 feet tall and 13 feet wide, it’s not half as big as its namesake tree (which can loom 75 feet tall), but it’s striking nonetheless. The spindly tower, of latticed bamboo lined with orange polyester mesh, isn’t art—though it does kind of look like it. Rather, the structure is designed to wring water out of the air, providing a sustainable source of H2O for developing countries.

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