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Published on May 14, 2015
Published on May 14, 2015
Video Published on Oct 2, 2014
As Charlotte Campbell-Stephen sat in a Kenyan police station reporting the brutal attack and gang rape she endured over an eight-hour period, the police interview room began to fill with men. It was 2006 and Campbell-Stephen, an Australian aid worker, was giving detective inspector Geoff Kinuya what she described as a “blow-by-blow”account of her ordeal.
Eight hours had been a long time to stare at the violent Nairobi gang as they mocked and raped her, but it had allowed her to memorise and describe to Kinuya her ordeal, and her attackers, in meticulous detail. Like “the man with the big leather jacket”.
“He had just this little thin silver necklace with a cross on it, with diamonds on it, and his chest was sort of hovering above me. And as he was thrusting above me it kept hitting me in the head and I grabbed hold of it at one point and twisted it and said to him: ‘You call yourself a Christian.. And he just started thrusting harder.”
Campbell-Stephen is speaking as the documentary about her ordeal and subsequent fight for justice, I Will Not Be Silenced, launches the 2015 Human Rights Arts and Film festival in Melbourne.
The People Avenue presents two exceptional photographers, Mario Mencacci and Mirko Arganese. They're both Italian and passionate about Photography. Through his photos Mario reveals his sensitivity along with his love for shapes and structures. Mirko has a different approach. He focuses on the surreal and his photos take us to an imaginary world of dreams and fantasy.
I’m from Italy, I live in Tuscany, I am an architect but photography is my passion. I live in Pontedera, a little Tuscan town located near many other wonderful cities, like Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena...I started taking photos in the 1980s, I used to love driving through the countryside taking photos of the landscapes. But then, because of my job, and because the renovations to my apartment left me without a darkroom, I stopped. After 20 years, in 2008, during a trip to Paris, this passion struck me again: In particular I enjoyed capturing the scenes I run into while on the streets, the people, the happenings, the situations… I didn’t have a photographic culture, but I kept on taking this kind of photos because I enjoyed it, weather traveling abroad or nearby, because you can take street photos everywhere, it doesn’t matter how big or little a place is. Someone saw my photos and told me that what I was doing was called street photography. Ok, I said, I don’t know what it is, but I like it! Eventually curiosity led me to read up and discover the masters of street photography, classic and contemporary ones.
Even if, like I said, I arrived to street photography through a personal journey, I believe that every street photographer is somehow influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, and by other big masters like Willy Ronis and Robert Doisneau, by Fred Stein’s neat compositions and by Robert Frank and William Klein’s innovative rule-breaking. Lately I’m in love with the works of Matt Stuart and Siegfried Hansen, and I am fascinated by Trent Parke’s ones. I believe that it is impossible not to be affected by these artists. I must say that also photography groups on websites like deviantArt and Flickr, allowing photographers from all over the world to express themselves, or dedicated websites like 121 Clicks, are to me an ongoing source of inspiration. There are talented and skilled people even amongst simple photo amateurs, and as a whole they point the way street photography is going today.
As for equipment, I own a Nikon D300 DSLR camera with just one lens, a 18-200 zoom, and 2 point-and-shoot cameras: a Canon G12 and a Lumix TZ10. I do like the tilting LCD on the G12, in many situations it allows me to shoot unnoticed. It recalls me of Paul Strand’s cameras, with the modified right-angle mirror lens attachment. I always carry the G12 with me.
I like spotting things that not everybody is able to see, I try and train my eye to look for the hidden, less obvious things. I like the happy coincidence of elements that last just for a moment and that most often go unnoticed. ‘The ability to see’ is something I appreciate also when I am looking at somebody else’s photos, it moves me. Emotions can be stirred by poetry as much as by irony or by the singularity of a moment. Personally I prefer poetic scenes rather than the curious ones, but maybe I like them better because they are closer to my sensitivity: if I look at René Maltête’s photos, I am left enraptured!
It might seem strange but I enjoy taking photos by night. The night lights give everything a different, unusual look. Even if it doesn’t happen to me very often, I find particularly entertaining photographing by night. I like the cities, maybe it is because of professional bias. I like capturing people surrounded by structures, the contrast between the human life and the static nature of constructions. Geometries, streets, urban choreographies, the way they become a stage for the human show. For these reasons I wish I could visit New York, or other american cities. I’d love going back to Paris, and see how different my current vision is, compared to the one I had in 2008, when I first started taking photos.
I am 40 years old, born in Puglia south of Italy but at the moment I live in Milan with my wife Elena and Simone and Alessandro who are our children.
My passion started relatively late, I bought my first digital SLR, an olympus e410, 10 years ago and after a short trial, I soon realized that I liked to photograph scenes that included the human element. But maybe something in me still was not ready, I left to take about 3 years ago.
Capturing the decisive moment started to interest me very much, and how this led me to a careful observation of what is happening in the space around us! As in a frame you could tell a story.
Without a doubt, some top photographers are Daido Moriyama, William Klein especially for the message that he gave to photography. Also, I admire the beautiful works of Michael Ackerman.
My equipment is a simple Olympus xz2. I absolutely love shooting surreal scenes, over the last year I have been very fond of studying long exposures with the use of flash, during this project I became very enthusiastic, but now I want to devote myself to every single shot and give each photo its uniqueness.
Certainly when I'm relaxed is the best moment that I dedicate to photography, very often I reserve days I can devote entirely to photography: I go out in the morning and return home in the late evening, I walk a lot and I note, of the time I get home with excellent results, others with nothing. This depends on my being very selective with the shots.
Besides, these days I 'm always around with my Olympus in my pocket, if I see something that interests me, I do not hesitate to take it out and shoot. I never go out without it.
I have no favorite place for shooting photos, in my sessions I alternate routes and crowded places with semi deserted places.
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The theme of the contest is: 'Delicate' and more information about the rules and guidelines can be found here: portraitclub.deviantart.com/ar…
The group is open for submissions from March 26th to April 16th! It is a group contest, so those who wants to submit must be a member!
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Personally, I process my pictures in both colour and b&w. Normally I check both on my screen before deciding.
In my photo blog I often do two posts on the same subject, one in colour and one in b&w.
Better looking as a whole in my opinion, if you keep to one or the other. And that's why I'll do the same here.
Now to the pictures:
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I feel a need to honour you in some way. This journal is meant as an homage to you all!
There are many of you, so I'll divide this into three parts.
In later journals I'll do themes, gather new stuff or make a portrait with one of you, if that's OK.
For now it's just one image per photographer and I'll start out with some black & whites, the order is a bit random:
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I took the liberty and questioned Jure on behalf of :iconthepeopleavenue: and out of my curiosity. I hoped to find out more about the person behind the photos, but when I read the answers to my questions I had goose bumps and decided to leave the answers open ended, perhaps as Jure intended. There were questions popping up in my mind, not sure though to what end. So, dear reader, I would like you to address your questions directly to to him.
Meet Jure, aka Kmetjurec :iconkmetjurec:
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Hi. You know, this is the internet. I don't spell my name out, post true birth date/place and so on. I regularl
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For this month's feature I chose someone I admire for his talent, his mediterranean temperament and his emotional generosity, Doug Richards :iconDougNZ:
- Tell us a little about yourself.
- I’m the youngest of 14 children – 7 brothers and 7 sisters
I was born and still live in Auckland, New Zealand, though I spent years travelling and living abroad in the UK, Europe, Australia, Philippines and USA.
Last year I made a huge career change after decades of selling new houses to working as an Employment Broker helping to get the unemployed back into work – less than half the income for me but ten times the satisfaction.
Two kids – a boy and a girl. Two grandkids – a boy and a girl.
- How did your relationship with Photography begin and how has it developed through the years?
- I’m so old that I can remember taking photos of my brother with a Kodak Box Brownie. I
EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ON DA, edit. March 2013a.k.a. 'The Lizard King 25' :iconthelizardking25:...EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ON DA, edit. March 2013 by ThePeopleAvenue
...first came to my attention a good few months ago, mainly because of his glorious black and white photos and the fact that Joel's choice of medium is film over digital. He strolls the streets with his beloved Leica, coupled with a magnificent Summicron and a roll of Tri-X. This combination gives very appealing results to my eye. The amount of detail, sharpness and contrast is just amazing, his fine feel for composition very satisfying.. The pure fact that he can produce these amazing pieces with a fully manual camera and no built in light meter, is just incredible! And not just that... He also is very literate and knows his genre very well.
So, play some nice music, relax and keep reading to find out how he answered my questions.
Can you introduce us Joel? What he does in real life??
Joel: He’s quite boring in real life. He just works and also studies law…meaning he does not have a lot of free time. Other
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Hi everyone welcome to our Exceptional Photographers on Deviantart Feature.
This time we introduce to you Tunc Ozceber a.k.a :iconPortraitOfaLife:
A professional photographer and videographer from U.S.A.
TPA: Hi Tunc, How are you?
Tunc: Hi! I’m doing great nowadays. Hope you’re all doing great too!
TPA: The People Avenue is very happy to have you here. Can you tell us something about yourself?
Tunc: I am very happy to be here too. My name is Tunc Ozceber and currently I live in Turkey. (I still miss my good ol’ days in Texas though). I happen to be 26 years old now and I used to be a pro-drummer and a chef specialized in meat. I’m the director of photography of a productions company, and also a self-claimed street photographer. Currently
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Talented photographers are interviewed and talk about themselves and their relationship with Photography.
This month we introduce you to Mark Guider from USA, a.k.a. :iconvermontster:
One can sense the feel of street in every frame of his photograph. We interview him and speak about his journey as a street photographer.
TPA: Tell us a bit about yourself.
Mark: My name is Mark Guider and I am 48. I live in the very rural northern part of Vermont, very close to Canada. I work as a school teacher, I am married, and I have two children. Being an athlete has dominated my life, but photography is slowly replacing my athletic pursuits. As I am self taught, anything that I know about photography was learned through trial and error.
TPA: How did your relationship with Photography begin and how has it developed through the years?
Mark: In the public High School that I attended there was a Media Center that had a darkroom and some SLR