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.
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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! Whatever money we hopefully have leftover will be used to help the community through Ibuka Suisse, the Rwandan survivor organisation. The Genocide in Rwanda lasted 100 days, click on the link for this 100-days fund raising campaign!
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.
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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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