Homeless Photo Contest

Homeless To Participate In Photo Contest – http://wp.me/p5DwgX-1jP

I like the idea but they really need to pay participants more than just a $10 gift card and a backpack of toiletries. They are producing the photographs that will be the center of a huge fundraising campaign, standard freelancing rates…or at least minimum wage…should apply.

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Photographers will have seven days to tell their story through photographs before returning the camera to a drop-off location.  They will receive a t-shirt with ‘photographer’ emblazoned on the back, a $10 gift card for food and a backpack of toiletries for their participation in the project.

A team of community judges will then select the top 20 photos that will be displayed at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre from June 29-August 20.  Visitors will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite photo with a donation.

Homeless To Participate In Photo Contest, St. Louis News, April 11, 2017; written by Jill Enders

Admiration List: Lisa Kristine

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Lisa Kristine is an international humanitarian photographer whose work is breathtakingly beautiful. One of her areas of focus is modern day slavery, which has led her to extremely dangerous places and situations, where she has photographed the slaves themselves. Her TED talks covers the reality of modern day slavery and her own experiences as a photographer investigating this horrendous crime:

 

I must admit to feeling both admiration and envy over Ms. Kristine’s career. Her work as a photographer documenting indigenous cultures is itself worthy of admiration. The fact that she takes the opportunity, and the risk, to document human rights violations and the manifestation of evil that is slavery is highly commendable. I would welcome the opportunity to meet Ms. Kristine or hear her speak in person.

Vacation Has Ended

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I have just returned home from a vacation on Leech Lake in the Chippewa National Forest. I spent a wonderful week living in a cabin, lounging on the beach, reading  books, hiking in the woods and kayaking. At this very … Continue reading

Seattle, Washington, USA (Photos)

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When people talk about visiting or living in Seattle, Washington, one of the first things discussed is the rain. There’s a reason for this – it rains a lot in Seattle. Or, rather, it drizzles. Even so, my experience of … Continue reading

Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico, USA (Photos)

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I flew into Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1999 and visited the Santa Fe National Forest. As you can see from the photos, I was immediately enamored of the way the sun creates such clear and defined shadows. This was … Continue reading

Bellevue State Park, Delaware, USA (Photo)

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These photos were taken between October of 2007 and April of 2009. I was living in Delaware while working contracts in Philadelphia, New Jersey and surrounding areas. This is a common living arrangement because the trains provide a straight (and … Continue reading

In The City, Vienna, Austria (Photo)

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During grad school I took advantage of the opportunity to spend a summer studying German in Vienna. On the day I left for Europe I knew exactly zero words in German. I had spent all of my high school and … Continue reading

Gardens, Philadelphia, PA, USA (photos)

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I took a wide variety of photographs during 2006 and most were located in the maze of neighborhoods that makes up the city of Philadelphia. These are two of my favorites. The rose was a single bold and brilliantly beautiful … Continue reading

Badlands, South Dakota, USA (Photo)

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These pictures are from one of the trips I took through the Badlands in South Dakota, USA, during 1998 or during the 2000 Sturgis bike rally.I did not mark the prints, so I’m not sure when, exactly, they were taken. … Continue reading

Rest Area, Virginia, USA (Photo)

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I was driving through Virginia in 2009 and stopped for a break at a highway rest stop (or wayside) and found this lovely picknick area filled with flowering trees and a little wooded ‘forest.’You could hear the highway, but in … Continue reading