Breast Cancer Survivor’s Photo Shoot

Breast Cancer Survivor’s Photo Shoot

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The “Pamper Me Pink” event was created to pamper 8 beautiful, brave breast cancer survivors, and to let women who are going through tough times know that there is hope and that they’re not alone.

Proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen organization for research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.

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Photography: Adrian Correa Organizer: Liz Jakubisin

You can find their work over at: www.samadhiphotography.com and on INSTAGRAM: @the_lifestyle_photographers

Things I want to tell women photographers

Things I want to tell women photographers

Here are the 10 things I want to tell women photographers. These things have made me a better photographer and entrepreneur. These things are printed and hung on my office wall to remind me that I need to put them into practice. I want to share my photography journey with you at a deeper level. From my morning rituals to incantations. Weaknesses, strengths, adventures and experiments. My goal is to help women photographers trust their gut and focus on their profession. I want them to stick to it and become amazing entrepreneurs. Never letting anyone´s “no” get in the way of their “why”.

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Backpacker in Varanasi, India

Backpacker in Varanasi, India

Backpacker in Varanasi, India

By Liz Jakubisin

The air breathes with prayers and sacrifices.

I´m the backpacker in Varanasi. Everywhere you look, around every corner and on every face is a constant reminder that death is near. The crematory is always busy-they burn 150 bodies a day. The houses are full of the ill, and the ill are full of expectation and pain.

They´re awaiting death, and the moment they die, they will be ground to ashes and devotedly swallowed by the sacred river, Shiva’s hair- the Ganges. If you want to be enlightened and released from the suffering involved in being subject to the cycle of repeated death and rebirth your ashes need to be thrown in the Ganges. No children under the age of 7 get burned, neither do pregnant women or holy men, a heavy stone get tied to their legs, so the sink to the ground in the river.

Children follow their parents prayers, with scared eyes they observe the passion and devotion.

The sun keeps coming out. Hope.

Thousands of people come down the holy stair case that leads to the holiest water on earth, as some belive. They come here expecting some miracle. Or just to say they have touched the water.

People do everything here. They give offerings, they bathe, swim, wash clothes, row their boats and even bring their animals to get refreshed. This is one of my favorite places on earth. Every where you look there is something unbelievable.

To see more images of the backpacker in Varanasi, route, videos (Adrian´s and mine) go to: https://lizjaku.wordpress.com/

New Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehMLud-Sqf0

 

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FOTOSEPTIEMBRE

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE

Founded in 1993 in Mexico City in “El Centro de la Imagen” with a program that brings publishing projects, conferences, specialized exhibition tables and workshops. This is a festival that takes place biannually in September and is one of the most important photographic celebrations in Mexico and Latin America.

This project is amazing, there are 40 absolutely fabulous exhibitions that contribute to the public to compare between the great master and apprentice, it’s a great way to learn how to read images. There are approximately 500 exhibits going on at the same time, where  300 of them alone are in the city of Mexico. This speaks of the dimensions photo September has taken as a photographic festival also called the month of photography. This idea came from other cities like Houston, Barcelona or Paris where there is a month dedicated to photograph.

-FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA has grown exponentially since we began in 1995 with a small group of exhibits and conferences. In 1998 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA became a full-fledged international event, including a couple dozen exhibits in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Boston and New York. The 2000 edition of FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA more than doubled in size, showcasing the work of over 180 photographic artists in 50 exhibits at galleries, art spaces, and other venues in San Antonio and other cities.

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA 2002, included a wide spectrum of innovative photographic work from 230 artists in 75 exhibits at 62 venues in San Antonio, Boerne, Kerrville, New Braunfels, Austin, Houston, Orlando, Maryland and New York. Exhibiting photographers came from Peru, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Iran, Mexico, India and the USA.

These are just a few of the wonderful women that have had exhibits on Fotospetiembre:

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Texture

Texture

Experience the rapturous beauty of texture….

It’s in the feeling of rubbing your finger across a smear of cold, creamy paint,

It’s in a single ruby drop falling from your finger as you imagine pricking it on a cactus needle,

It’s in the foamy, lapping waves of an ocean,

And in the puff of a cloud, luxurious and full.

These dreamy images will inspire you to find ways of communicating physical feeling within a photograph.

By Micaela Barrios

 


 

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My experience in Thailand

My experience in Thailand

By: Rhiannon Adams.

I recently spent two months teaching English in rural Thailand. Doing this was probably the best and most terrifying thing I’ve done but I’m so happy I made this choice. During the week, I taught my students their ABC’s and on the weekends I traveled to a different destination within Thailand. I think the most challenging, yet rewarding, part of this experience was teaching for the first time. Teaching transformed and helped me grow in so many ways I never anticipated. Living in a culture completely different from my own really opened up my eyes to how people live in another part of the world. I’ve learned to not take things so seriously and that everything will work itself out in the end. Here are some of my photos from my time in the land of smiles.

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Fierce Female Photographer: Wang Yao

Fierce Female Photographer: Wang Yao

Wang Yao, born in Beijing, picked up a camera at the age of 5 and hasn’t put it down since. A photography prodigy, Yao won a national award for a photo she took at age 11. She continued to achieve throughout her adolescence and adulthood, both as a reporter and as a photographer.
At the age of 11 Wang won first prize in the National Good News Story competition in 1981, for her photo New School Uniform. Her photo A 60-year-old Dancer Returns to Perform Again won the Golden Prize at the 43rd World News Photography Contest in Holland. She has reported on numerous important occasions, including two Olympic Games and the return of Macao. Wang has been a photographer for China News Press and the director of the Hong Kong branch of China News Press since 1992 when she won the China News Awards second prize for her photo of an aircraft accident in Guilin. In 1998, she again won this prize for her photo Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa Attend the First Horse Race Day after the Return of Hong Kong. Despite her many awards and accolades, Yao is quite humble. Her philosophy, that photographers have a duty to have professional morals and report the truth, speaks volumes of how special she is. As for her talent, her photos speak for themselves.

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Andrea Teutli Walsh

Andrea Teutli Walsh

-USA-

I remember when I was very young I would climb up to the rooftop of my house and I would photograph the sky. I would find different shapes and wonderful creatures and, I would photograph them. I would use up rolls and rolls of film on these cloud formations and I would write down on my notebook the number of picture and the image I saw.

When I was 15 years old I discovered the developing process, I recall the first photograph someone took of me with a pinhole camera, this process amazed me! There is where my passion began!

And then I discovered the dark room, the developing process, that peculiar smell of the chemicals which made me fall in love. Since then I would spend any free time I had in the dark room, developing, experimenting, duplicating and inspiring me even more to explore new techniques. Later on, I taught a pinhole camera workshop for children, I wanted to share that fascination which I had encountered. Throughout the years I have left aside my passion for working in the dark room however, I haven’t left aside my passion for photography. It is still alive and today more than ever, through my most precious sense, I seek to express and share even more of myself!

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Yvette Ojeda

Yvette Ojeda

-USA-

My interest in Photography started when I was a young girl about 13 years old. I was given my first camera for a school field trip to Washington D.C.I will never forget, it was a black Kodak Ektramax 110 with a flash, a sleek looking camera for that time period.  I was very excited to use it and took all kinds of pictures.  Looking back through the photos I took on that trip it was apparent that many different things caught my eye. As time went by I continued taking photos but never really thought to go to school or get some sort of formal training. I just took pictures whenever I had the chance.  Then 15 years ago I moved back to San Antonio and reconnected with one of my hobbies; wrestling. In Texas, wrestling has always been  very popular and I just loved everything about it.  I loved watching the wrestlers as they squared off with each other in the ring. Some were so graceful and others downright brash. They exhibited great athletic ability and were so entertaining.  So I attended every show I could with my camera in hand, always searching for “the shot”.  And from there my passion for Photography was reignited. I started taking pictures of anything and everything I thought was interesting and beautiful. I still have no formal training other than  reading articles, watching instructional videos and getting tips from a few friends who are photographers. But now feel more aware of what I am doing with my camera.  Whenever I felt my abilities had improved I would get enough courage to volunteer to take pictures for my family and friends at their special events. Sometimes the photos came out great and others presented the opportunity to learn from my mistakes.  Taking pictures is very personal to me and I love to capture moments in life. It is my hope that the photos I take speak to your heart, inspire you and allow you to see there is beauty in even the simplest of things.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
Edgar Degas

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