Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Jane Richard Philips

It was pleasure to meet and photograph Jane Richard Philips at her home and stables in Torino, Italy. La Madonna stables are amazing- around a hundred horses- and now also run riding lessons for all levels of horse riding. More to come on the Longines Ambassador later.
Longines Ambassador and Champion horse rider, Jane Richard Philips at her stables in Torino, Italy.
#reportage #photography #photojournalism #torino #lamadonnina #watch #nikon #documentary #horses #janerichardphilips #longines #italy #switzerland #revolutionmag

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bed for Janvier... I need your help...for 100 days!

Hello everybody,

I need your help.

Late last year, I was on my way to Rwanda around this time of the year. I visited with my friend Révérien Rurwanga and we visited his village, Mugina- where he witnessed the murder of his entire family. 43 people were killed in front of him. He was 15 years old.

Still. He considers himself lucky. He can work, he can drive, travel, go outside (He lost an eye and an arm...). Janvier, whom he met at the Red Cross field hospital was less lucky. She was thrown into a pit and got paralysed from neck and down. She was 11 years old. The result is that she has been in bed for the past 21 years, without the possibility to go outside. She lives in Kibungo in Rwanda which is near the boarder to Tanzania. It is also where there is a Chinese hospital located.

I bet we can go together and get enough money to buy a specialised bed for Janvier. She really deserves it. It will help her come out a bit and see sunlight sometimes. I therefor encourage everyone to help out!
Janvier in bed at home with Révéerien.

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Join us at Photobastei in Zurich this coming Friday at 18:30.

My project 'Life After Genocide' opened at Photobastei in Zurich last week. This Friday, December 18th, I will present the work as well as an initiative where we will help someone who needs it. Please come by at Photobastei at 18:30. Address: Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zurich. 
Samuel Musabyimana will join me and talk about what the Rwandan Survivor Organisation Ibuka does and also about his background coming from Rwanda and now living in Zurich, Switzerland. 
I hope some of you will join us on Friday!
A little girl passes the room of Janvier. Janvier is paralysed from her neck and down and cannot move from her bed.
#genocide #neveragain #photography #nikon #documentary #photojournalism #reportage #webster #nikonpro #fifdh #marsmira #bosnia #srebrenica #potocari #norway #norge #fotograf #keystone #photobastei 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Opening night at Photobastei

Thursday night was opening night at Photobastei- several exhibitions, including Magnum Photos, Marcel Cavallo, Denis Jutzeler, Miklos Deri, Jean Revillard, Zoran Zekanovic. Migration in Europe after the second wold war is the topic. It was a wonderful evening with many great people until late night with Jazz music. The exhibitions are open until December 27th- stop by if you have a chance! 
Romano Zerbini at Photobastei with opening comments. 
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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Archive with Keystone

As the project on 'Life After Genocide' opens at Photobastei in Zurich, I am delighted that the entire archive of this project is now available through Keystone.
I hope some of you will join us tomorrow!
My friend and genocide survivor Révérien Rurangwa at home. 
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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

"Why Genocide?: Realities, Responses and Ramifications"- Webster University- Geneva- Friday, December the 4th. from 09:00

Come and join us:

As part of the Centennial Speaker Series - Open Wounds: A Century of Crimes against Humanity, Webster University Geneva will hold an international conference on the theme of genocide.
Plenty great speakers- I will present anew version on my project on "Life After Genocide"- My friend from Srebrenica, Genocide survivor Hasan Hasanovic- will also be there. I hope some of you can make it. Here is a link to the program.
Hasan Hasanovic at the culture house in Pilica where over 500 men and boys were killed during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia in July 1995, including Hasan's twin brother. 
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Save the date: Photobastei 2.0 December 10th

December 10th is the date of the opening of my exhibition on "Life After Genocide in Rwanda and in Bosnia", at Photobastei 2.0 in Zurich. There are some great work shown there- including Magnum Photo's "Odyssey"and Jean Revillard's new work "Petra". I hope some of you can make it-  I look forward to it!
The "journey"of 'Life After Genocide' continues, this time at Photobastei 2.0 in Zurich from December 10th to the 27th.
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Universal Children's Day.

For me, it seems children and education is not mentioned as much as it should be in todays media discussions on terror and migration. 20th of November marks the Universal Children's Day. Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon says: "This year, I wish to emphasize the importance of ensuring that the commitments made by the international community to the world’s children are extended to a group of children who are often forgotten or overlooked: those deprived of their liberty."
Children in Musha, Rwanda, carrying water.
#rwanda #universalchildrensday #africa #photography #nikon #storytelling #documentary #photojournalism #reportage #kigali #webster #water #childrensright #un

Thinking of Bamako.

Awful news from Bamako. I hope the situation gets resolved peacefully and fast. Here is an image from when I photographed on assignment for the Aga Khan foundation a couple of years ago.
People going home from work in downtown Bamako, Mali, October 2012. 
#mali #agakhan #africa #photography #nikon #d#documentary #photojournalism #reportage #akdn #nikonpro #city #bamako #street #onassignment

Sunday, November 01, 2015

"Open Wounds: A Century of Crimes against Humanity"- Webster University- Geneva- Monday, November the 9th. at 18:00

Join me at Webster University on Monday November 9th at 18:00. I will be presenting "Life After Genocide" is a photographic reportage series based on the life of some people who survived the genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda. This is part of Webster's Centennial Speaker Series. I will share some of the individual stories he collected first hand from survivors of the massacres of Srebrenica in Bosnia and against the Tutsi in Rwanda. More info here.

There will also be two photographs that will be auctioned in order to raise funds to help a young women as well as others who needs it in the Kibungo area of Rwanda. The Webster Humanitarian Association (a registered non-governmental organization) and Ibuka Suisse (Rwanda survivor organisation) in Rwanda are facilitating this fundraising effort. Please register for the event on this link!
Potocari July 9th 2012. 520 coffins are being carried into the old car battery factory/ UN Dutch Bat HQ near Srebrenica.
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

"Life After Genocide" is on until October 30th. at the May Gallery, Webster University in St. Louis.

"Life After Genocide" is on until October 30th. I hope if you are in the St. Louis area that you get a chance to drop by! Make sure you pick up the booklet with the captions- it will help you read the stories. The kids in the picture is living in Musha, a small village not to far from Kigali. Many lives in simple ways and may survive on less then 150 dollars a year. Clearly, health care does not quite provide for the needs of many.
While looking for the family house of a friend, these kids followed us through the field.
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Red Hat Society in St.Louis.

The Red Hat Society started a process of nominating a members to be the "Red Hatter of the year". "Nominees are made up of inspiring women who deserve recognition for the impact they have made in the lives of others." -Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Society)
Well, they certainly made an impression on me when I met them at a restaurant in St. Louis last week! Plenty of great spirit was present! 
The Red Hat Society, here in St. Louis (MO).
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Life After Genocide"-Photobastei 2.0, Zurich December 10th.

Great news, the stories in my project on "Life After Genocide" will be on display at Photobastei 2.0 in Zurich from December 10th until the new year. The topic will be migration in Europe after the second world war- Odyssee Europa - Flucht und Zuflucht in Europa which is a collection form Magnum Photos will also be on display.  I will post details on reception, events etc will come later. I hope to see some of you there!
Reverien Rurangwa, a friend, a survivor of genocide and an author of "Genocide- My Stolen Rwanda".
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