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Sarah Ann Loreth published a report in Flickr Blog on how US photographer, writer and educator Brooke Shaden joined forces with an organization called Blossomy to travel to Kolkata, India, last year to help teach photography to survivors of human trafficking, giving them a chance to learn to create and tell their stories. The next step is to:
bring a school of photography to Kolkata, India in which the individuals going through those shelter homes have access to free education in exchange for a certificate in photography as well as the opportunity for a future in a career that can provide confidence and hope.
The Strumica Carnival took place in Macedonia from March 1-3, 2014. This traditional celebration [mk] was first mentioned as early as 1670 by Ottoman travel writer Evliya Çelebi and this year was featured by NBC News in a report about twelve similar events around the world.
Members of a Strumica carnival group named “Recycled Baroque.” Photo: Vanco Dzambaski (CC BY-NC-SA)
Photo-activist Vanco Dzambaski shared his photo gallery from this year's Carnival events on Flickr.
A teen sleeps near his Samba school float. Many of the workers live in the School borough, making this a family tradition, and not only a commercial service. Photo by Leonardo Coelho copyright Demotix (4 March 2014)
That is the title of a photo report by Coelho, which shows the “traces of trash scattered throughout Rio”. In a different set he calls it a “garbage crisis“, due to this year's strike of garbage collectors who are demanding better working conditions and wages.
Another photojournalist, Ale Silva (who also shared pictures of the day after on Demotix), caught on camera a protest staged by around 500 striking garbage collectors in front of Rio's city hall on March 4, 2014. More pictures of the day after can be seen on the website Fotos Públicas here and here.
The main canyon is about 150 kilometers long; the Charyn River crosses it. Multiple gorges, valleys, and smaller canyons surround the Charyn Canyon. One of the main [attractions] here is the Valley of Castles where rock formations have been crafted by water, wind, and soil erosion over millions of years. When you get to the Valley of Castles, you feel like you are at an architecture [exhibition] featuring masterpieces of biotech and neo-organic architecture of the past and present. Styles vary from Muslim shrines and minarets to Christian Orthodox cathedrals…
When I was a student I did a report on Madagascar, and ever since then it was my biggest dream to go there [..] The (Malagasy) people live and get by every day walking in the roads, living this super simple life, and they're still happy. It is an experience that keeps you humble, puts things in perspective.
Rakotonirina Miaro wonders why the world outside Madagascar seem to appreciate the island's treasures but Malgasy citizens cannot seem to notice [mg]:
Ny olon-kafa maita ny hatsaran'ny Nosin-tsik fa ny tompony jay no tsy mahafatatra fa tsar i Gasikara! Tsara daholo ny mannequin naka sary é!
Foreigners know how beautiful our island is but we, who live here, do not seem to appreciate about our own treasures. Oh yeah, and the swimming suit models were not bad looking either