Sunday, February 27, 2011


Photographer Natan Dvir is a jew. He grew up and spent most of his photographic career in Israel. One day he realised he didn't understand the Arab society. He became interested in the stories of the minority of the people living in a country defined by majority's religion. He focused on men and women at the age of 18, considering the a crucial turning point in their lives.
"Eighteen is an artistic point of contact serving as an invitation to get closer. A project aimed at reconciliation through understanding and respect. An inside view by one who is typically regarded as an outsider. If I, a Jewish Israeli man, have been accepted and was allowed into my subjects' personal lives — so can others." he says.

Via Lens Culture.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Laugh Cures

Beautiful work comedy group Olaria GB (some of the clowns are my dear friends from Uni) is doing at São Paulo clinics. I'm very proud of you guys!

You don't need to speak Portuguese to feel the vibe:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rio on Fire

Carnival in Brazil is not just fun. It’s an industry that creates more than 300.000 jobs and pumps $500.000 dollars into the city’s economy annually. Not counting it’s an absolute national passion. Millions of citizens, usually from least benefited areas, put their heart into it throughout the whole year, sewing costumes, building floats, creating sculptures and composing new samba songs.

This week, Rio cried. On Monday, a fire destroyed a huge area of ‘Cidade do Samba’: the warehouse where Samba groups store their material. With the Carnival big parade set to begin on the 4th of March, it hurt to see people involved among ashes of their own creative work.

What impressed me was that less than 24 hours after sad event, the venue where Grande Rio, one of the samba groups, rehearse was on fire. This time, a different kind of fire, thank God. It was completely full of people dancing, playing the drums, shouting the theme lyrics. ‘I have nothing, but when I look at this crowd I feel I have everything’, said Grande Rio’s director, who promised, no matter how, everyone will have a costume for the big day in March.

I do not know where this people take so much strength from.