The adventure in Africa of my dear friend Pippo

My  friend Pippo is at this very moment crossing the border (border with Punta Negra) from Angola to Congo. He just sent me these photos and would love to share them with you all. He has been to Africa many times before and always stays for long periods of time. I always like to share his adventures, so Mr. Pipps this one goes for you… I wish I was there… Love M.Itxaso

 

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Mario Gerth

Mario Gerth traveled to 65 countries on five continents and witnessed all kinds of civil upheavals. A German part-time banker and photojournalist, he has concentrated his recent work on Africa…

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 The slideshow below showcases Ethiopian tribes, some in color and others in stunning monochromes. I particularly like Chapter 3 of the slideshow which consists of gorgeous square format toned portraits…conversely, he thought the panning movement all through the slideshow was a little too much.
The tribes depicted in Gerth’s photographs are sedentary pastoral people living in south west of Ethiopia, on the western bank of the Omo river. Unfortunately, the survival and way of life of the tribes of South Ethiopia are under threat by various projects planned for the area, especially a massive hydroelectric dam that affects the Lower Omo River.
In an earlier post, he had written various tribes of the Omo Valley are adept in soliciting money for images and how ready they were to pose without much guidance. But the question here is what came first…the tourists with their cameras giving out a handful of birrs or the demand for money from tourists for each snap.

Ivan Ant

Ivan Ant is an amateur photographer based in Basauri, Basque Country. His passion for photography has made him take the camera everywhere he goes, and the result can be seen in his photographs below. He launched his first exhibition in January 2014 with great success, so  probably we´ll see more of his work in a near future.
His portfolio shows a great variety of work, from Nature photography to HDR, Macro, Sports photography and much more.

Hope you enjoy his photographs as much as I do.

 

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Arantza Hurtado

Arantza Hurtado

These are the photographs of Arantza Hurtado. Spanish and mother of two, who now lives in Estocolm, Sweden.
I met Arantza while we were at university studying an audiovisuals degree back in London.
Her photos in B&W reflect the relationship between motherhood, nudity and nature.
I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.

 

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Alain Laboile

About Alain Laboile

 Born on May 1, 1968 in Bordeaux, France, Alain Laboile is a photographer and father of six.

In 2004, as he needed to put together a portfolio of his work as a sculptor, he acquired a camera, and thus developped a taste for macrophotography, spurred by his passion for entomology.

Later on, he pointed his lens towards his growing family which became his major subject, be it in a realistic depiction of their atypical lifestyle in “La Famille”, or in bizarre stagings around a pond in “Réflexion autour du bassin”.

Alain Laboile’s work has since been exhibited around the world and he is scheduled to publish a book with Steidl Verlag.

For more info click on the name below:

Alain Laboile

 

 

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You can watch a video  where Alain Laboile talks about his photography and family (in french):

Family Stories (Histoires de famille)

Photographe invité et membre du jury de l’acte III de l’Exposition Originale “Histoires de Famille”, Alain Laboile était présent sur le stand de Compétence Photo avec toute sa famille, vendredi pour présenter son livre “En attendant le facteur”. L’occasion pour nous de vous faire découvrir cette joyeuse tribu.