Monday, October 31, 2005
Sunday, October 30, 2005
G O D D E S S.
A small girl in Mamallapuram, India.
The daughter of a fisherman playing in the courtyard of her house.
I kind of liked the colors of the fence.
Photo by Claude Renault, Reykjavik - ICELAND.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Kid in Black - Intense
Friday, October 28, 2005
Photo by Shavar Ross, Los Angeles - USA.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
A dalit kid, and a street dog,
are daydreaming together..
Photo by Evren Sahin, New Delhi - INDIA.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
A bit upset
A simple portrait for a little dalit lady..
Photo by Evren SahinNew Delhi - INDIA
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Photo by Peetsie, San Francisco - USA.
Children unite, one way or another!
Monday, October 24, 2005
the NO face
In my country, in my heart.
Photo by Tatiana Cardeal, São Paulo - BRASIL.
So sad, I am so sad!
It seems that two thirds of the Brazilian population seem to think that they are preserving their rights as a citizen by having said "NO".
I hope they think twice about their rights the moment they get a gun pointed at their head, like I have had, and then maybe understand that at such moments nobody wants to hear about your rights because that is when you need to understand how the other half live and why they are pointing that gun at your head. If the trigger doesn't go off, you'll be lucky, like I was, - but you'll need to have some good arguments and believe me, saying "No" certainly won't protect your life on such moments, neither will a gun.
Thanks for caring all you good citizens who believe that we will have a better Brazil without arms and a better world without arms. But I'm really sorry to have to say that we are now going to be witness to many more than the 38.000 killings each year in Brazil because the "daring" side of this referendum was actually risking a "No".
Knowing Brazilian mentality the way I do (and I don't mean to offend, but please remember we are living in a very wealthy country that still chooses to abandon hundreds of thousands of children on the streets and turn a blind eye to them), this very strong signal will enforce what I already mentioned above in the minds of the many millions that refrained from voting or could not make a clear decision.
You know the saying: "If you can't beat them, then join them!"
I hope for sake of our children that will not be the case.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Ahá, te peguei...
Seu Homem-aranha bunda mole. Era brincadeira o lance do octopus (veja foto anterior). Agora pega tua máscara, tua teia e vai logo pra escola, aracnídeo de araque!!!
Photo by Vitor Ferreira, São Paulo - BRAZIL.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Two Chortí girls, Honduras.
Photo by Sean Hawkey
Friday, October 21, 2005
Maren in Dreamland
Photo by Jay Ryness (J.Bird), Burney, CA, USA.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Three Jong monks sitting under a big bell in the Swedagon temple, Rangoon, Burma.
Photo by Dick Verton, Joure - The Netherlands.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Gisimba Memorial Center.
Photo by Kresta, Tucson - USA.
Monday, October 17, 2005
Young Muslim Girl
Photo by Sadat Flugaj, Prizren.
Sunday, October 16, 2005
She wants to play with you...
This is a new version from the original picture, from PëKëLä-NëO.
Gracias wapa por dejarme usar tus fotos ;)
Photo by Alan Angelats, Madrid - SPAIN.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
and then her soul shined through
The photographer's daughter.
Photo by Anjee, USA.
Friday, October 14, 2005
After the tsunami my girlfiend and I collected money to help the victims. We went to Sri Lanka to buy sleeping matrasses, fishing nets and cooking appliance. During our stay I took some pictures, this is one of them.
Photo by Jeroen Schokker, Almere – The Netherlands.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Brazilian Children's Day
Yesterday was Children's Day in Brazil.
Gregory, from CARF, honored me with an invite to go to the favela (slum) called the Morro do Macaco (Monkey's Mount, behind the boy on the photo), with him and his Humminbird leaders.
Inside this favela there is an old orphanage, large, but declining and poor, supported by its own founder and some brave women from the community,
mostly of them are cooks.
The Humminbird project was opening his wings there, to share love, hope,
knowledge, creating new possibilities for those children.
I hope he will always count on me for that, making a difference for these looks and our future.
Thanks, my friend.
Photo by Tatiana Cardeal, São Paulo - BRAZIL.
Thank you my friend, dear Tati!
This was the image I dreamt of having on this Blog in commemoration of Brazilian Children's Day. I couldn't find a suitable one before suddenly just now, late at night, this magnificent image arrives in our photostream. I look forward to seeing the rest!
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Photo by Pam, Birmingham Al, USA.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
Falconry is an essential part of desert life which
has been practiced in the UAE for centuries. Originally,
falcons were used for hunting, to supplement the Bedouin
diet with some meat. Nowadays, falconry is practiced purely
for sport. There is now a very successful captive breeding
programme in the UAE to ensure that this popular sport does
not eliminate this species.
Once a falcon is acquired, the falconer sets about training
it. A leather hood is used to cover the falcon’s eyes and
the bird is deprived of food in order to make it easier to
tame. In the first few weeks, the falconer remains with the
falcon all the time to create a relationship with the bird.
The bird is restrained by tethers around its ankles. During
the day the bird rests on the falconer’s leather sleeve,
while the falconer holds the tethers. By night, the tethers
are attached by a shorter cord to rotate on a small
mushroom-shaped wooden perch. This allows the falcon a
certain freedom of movement, whilst ensuring that it cannot
escape. The falconer names the bird and constantly calls to
it so that it comes to recognize his voice from great
Photo by Pink Delight, United Arab Emirates.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Return to innocence
Photo by Sudarshan, INDIA.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Photo by James, New York - USA.
Friday, October 07, 2005
Boy with knife, Tanzania
Photo by Bob Duck, Toronto - CANADA.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Photo by Nitesh Pandey, Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad - INDIA.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Child of India
Photo by Sanzen, New Delhi - INDIA.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
I saw this brother and sister at mahabalipuram tourist spot. as soon as I took my camera, both of them were shy and started gigling.
unfortunately, like many other children in India and other developing countries they do not have any permanent home to stay and no money for education.
Photo by Santosh Korthiwada, Hyderababd - INDIA.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Sunday, October 02, 2005
A cheeky girl called Delphina
A cheeky girl called Delphina at Tarabuco market. Taken at Tarabuco market in Bolivia.
Photo by Jody, London - UK.
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Indigenous children, Australia.
Photo by Jerry Dohnal, Sydney - AUSTRALIA.