From the archive: Tamburi, Taranto.
Plate against pollution affixed by Tamburi’s citizens. It is no longer legible completely covered by iron powder. “In the north-north-west wind days, we are buried by mineral powders and suffocated by gas exhalations from the industrial area "Ilva". For all this the same "curse" those who can do and do nothing to repair
The citizens of De Vincentis, Lisippo, Trojlo, Savino’s streets.” “Nei giorni di vento nord – nord/ovest, veniamo sepolti da polveri di minerale e soffocati da esalazioni di gas provenienti dalla zona industriale “Ilva”. Per tutto questo gli stessi “maledicono” coloro che possono fare e non fanno nulla per riparare” I cittadini di via De Vincentis, Lisippo, Trojlo, Savino.
In Tamburi, the neighbourhood over the fence from Ilva, europe's biggest steelworks, inhabitants are poking their toe into the layer of black and red powder that covers every pavement and counting their friends who have died of cancer and respiratory illnesses.
Stell pollution is part of local life.
Every day residents sweep their balconies clean of the red mineral dust blowing in from Ilva's mountainous deposits and the black soot from its chimneys, which regularly clog storm drains.
The red mineral powder glitters in the gutters, but the black soot feels like fine sand when it gets into the mouth.
The Ilva steelworks has long been accused of killing off local people by belching into the air a mix of minerals, metals and carcinogenic dioxins – 8.8% of the total dioxins emitted in Europe.
There isn't a family in Tamburi without a sick or dead member thanks to Ilva, emissions have killed 400 people in 13 years.
The wood used in making Gomira masks is first seasoned by soaking in water. This makes the wood softer and easier to carve. The raw shape of the mask is given form using a variety of chisels and adzes. The rough edges are then smoothened using coarse sandpaper.
Image credit : Lopamudra Talukdar @lopamudra
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#30DayRuralBusiness Day 24: Recommend Someone to Follow 👍
I know I keep plugging my friends in this challenge, but their work truly deserves to be shared with the world!
So day I'm recommending you follow my friend Danielle from @danielleclairephotography !
I met Dan at uni and she has such a unique photography style! She mainly does abstract documentary and doesn't use editing software, so the photos you see above have come straight out of her camera!
These photos are a selection from a project she did documenting circuses 🎪 And her other project "Mother" has got quite a lot of attention in the photography world, and she has even done a presentation about it at a photography conference!
Danielle is new to Instagram, so make sure you go and give her some love and make her welcome to the IG community! I can guarantee you will be hearing quite about her in the future!
Ontem a Documentary Family Awards escolheu as fotos vencedoras e com menções honrosas, milhares de fotos enviadas por fotógrafos do mundo inteiro e fiquei feliz em mais uma vez ter uma foto premiada internacionalmente na categoria “NOTHING IS BETTER THAN REAL LIFE”.
This photo was taken at a lesbian café/bar in Seoul, South Korea. Tangah is an office worker who takes online university courses to achieve her dream job. She feels safe and free at this place. It is every Korean parent's dream to see their children get married and have a family. Tangah is planning on announcing her decision to remain unmarried to her family in the near future. To hide her true identity and to prevent hurting her family and loved ones.
This is Gowun Lee @gowunlee_ posting from South Korea. This week I'll be sharing images from my ongoing series “I’m Here with You” a focus on the LGBTQ community in South Korea, the people of South Korean society and the attitudes toward them.
The majority of LGBTQ people in South Korea hide their true identities from their colleagues, friends and their families. Despite a recent surge in LGBTQ activism, Korea remains a very conservative country and those who come out face being disowned by family or dismissed from their employers. Many Koreans still express bitter hostility toward LGBTQ people, while others simply deny their existence. The Korean military actively hunts down gay soldiers, going so far as to mount sting operations using gay dating apps. And when someone does come out, parents and family members often choose to ignore the truth.
This project literally and metaphorically represents sexual minorities living in Korea who are forced to hide their sexual identity. The LGBTQ individuals photographed—all facing away from the camera—remind us of how Korean society continues to neglect and refuse to accept them. By creating these images, my intent is to both implicate the viewer in the nation’s larger refusal to acknowledge the identity of LGBTQ individuals and, more importantly, to spur us all to take action and change this attitude once and for all.
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Final call for @nicholas_harpur Instagram takeover. Make sure to check out the link in our bio if you haven't already!