Trafalgar Square in the Time of COVID
Are We All in This Together?
April 20, 2021The words pursued Dr. Juvenal Urbino on the drive home: “this death trap of the poor. ” It was not a gratuitous description. For the city, his city, stood unchanging on the edge of time (… )— Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “Love in the Time of Cholera”, London: Penguin Books, 2014 edition, at page 22.— Danilo Leonardi.
Inside World/Outside World
Shutting the Doors in Yerevan — April 2020
February 2, 2021This is a digital reprint of an essay originally published in Monochrome 1. 20 — a community photography magazine by Analog. Cafe. You can read it along with 13 more authors’ works on paper, the way they were intended to be. Get your copy of Monochrome here and support our charitable cause.— norayr.
A Photographic Diary From the Yerevan Apt. During Our First COVID Lockdown
December 22, 2020This is a digital reprint of an essay originally published in Monochrome 1. 20 — a community photography magazine by Analog. Cafe. You can read it along with 13 more authors’ works on paper, the way they were intended to be. Get your copy of Monochrome here and support our charitable cause.— sanyokot.0n9g.
Sharing Time, Spaces, Food, and Emotions During the 2020 Lockdowns in Italy
October 21, 2020Condividere, v. : to share/divide amongst others (Italian). When a word is repeated too often, it loses its meaning — as noted by the famous Italian filmmaker, Federico Fellini. In the context of social networks, sharing takes on the meaning of an obsessive broadcasting of daily routines.— lorenzo.stolfi.
Daydreams in Lockdown
A Photographic Journey From the Windowsill to the Streets of London
September 21, 2020The light has sunk into the earth The image of Darkening of the Light Thus does the superior man live with the great mass He veils his light, yet still shines. — Hexagram 36, “I Ching or Book of Changes. ” “Wow, yours is a photographer’s fridge! ” a friend of mine said loudly from the kitchen when he went to get milk for the coffees.— Danilo Leonardi.
Rapid Eye Movement
September 7, 2020Do our dreams work as some sort of defragmentation? How does this random reconstruction of images and information visualize so many discordant elements in such a significant way? I have always been intrigued by the influence of dreams and all the surrealistic projections of our subconscious.— Lefteris Paraskevaidis.
History Repeats Itself
An American Protest
July 21, 2020“History repeats itself” is a truism almost as old as history itself, and for a good reason. Patterns established early seem to absorb into the psyche of humanity for generations to come, playing out in societies repeatedly. America’s original sin, slavery, was embedded in our Constitution in a coded way, for the word never appeared there, yet the horrific practice was made lawful.— Robert Castagna.
An American Fault Line
The U.S./Mexican Border
July 2, 2020The U. S. /Mexican borderlands would be a hauntingly beautiful place if the scars of humanity were not so deep. One is reminded of prison, on the one hand, a cemetery on the other. The ghosts of asylum seekers and migrants are omnipresent through the carefully placed crosses and memorials that line the border wall.— Robert Castagna.
Nostalgia for an Undefined Something
Panorama Photographs of Brexit Fans Near the British Parliament
June 18, 2020From late 2018 to early 2020, I spent many a spare moment photographing in the area surrounding the British Parliament, Parliament Square and Westminster tube station. I would train my camera at the various groups of people protesting, marching or merely standing in front of Parliament for and against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.— Danilo Leonardi.
One Roll, 37 Frames: Jakarta on January 3rd, 2020
May 18, 2020Early in 2020, Jakarta was hit by a big flood. On January 3rd, I visited Bekasi, a neighbourhood on the eastern border of the city that was heavily affected. The road was crowded. The vehicle delivering the aid had trouble getting through. Garbage trucks and residents’ cars parked on the sides added to the traffic congestion.— andry dilindra.
Postcards From Aue
May 14, 2020The world is smaller than it has ever been, yet it contains more than it ever has. Global communities have replaced local communities. International stock markets have supplanted farmers’ markets. Progress is made for the sake of progress. Progression is not just transition or movement; it is pursuit.— Nils Leonhardt.
Climate Strike Vancouver
Friday, September 27 2019
October 7, 2019The well-being of our environment is extremely complex. Human activity results in numerous intertwined, complicated chains of effects that affect everything around. The world’s scientific community agrees that, overall, we are warming our climate and continue to impact our essential resources for future survival negatively.— Dmitri.
April 9, 2019INobody will do anything. Not even me, sitting behind my desk, or comfortably lying on a chair in the living room. To move myself, you told me, at night, with my eyes open or closed eyes. It doesn’t matter because you can’t see anything. How lucky are you for remembering!— Natali Herrera-Pacheco.
A Better Way
December 26, 2017This is the final photo essay from the series, which I hope gives you a visual understanding of how enormous our cities have grown and help you imagine the amount of impact on our planet that they bring about. Being human requires consumption, which we often augment and enhance with our infrastructure.— MNKC.
December 19, 2017Thailand’s product packaging is uniquely dense. Vendors provide more plastic utensils, bags and seals than in any of the sixteen countries I’ve been to during the past seven years. Even China. Market food is often given in small plastic sleeves which are skillfully wrapped with rubber bands and placed inside another small bag with handles.— Dmitri.
The Recyclable Cycle
December 12, 2017Singapore is known to be a clean, modern, and prosperous country. It is the financial and transportation hub of Asia, which has managed to grow into a densely-populated metropolis over the years. Due to an extremely limited landmass there is no space for landfills and so waste management, especially recycling, is extremely important to the public health and the environment as a whole.— MNKC.
Of Pine Cones and Trees
December 4, 2017Suddenly I kick my foot against the little pine cone. I stop and look down, aware that I almost stepped on it. Had I not stopped, I would have tread on it and perhaps destroyed it. I stare at it for a while and at all the other pine cones around it. It’s then I realize this small movement of mine is important: it is proof that elements can be altered by humans in their own environment, if ever so slightly.— Maite Pons.