Hi everybody! I’m Annalisa Natali Murri, @annalisanm, I’ll take over @burndiary this week! Really excited! I’ll be sharing with you my ordinary and extra-ordinary daily life..posting from Bologna, where I live, and somewhere else around the globe! Hope you’ll enjoy it! I’ll start with this pic from the lovely night I’m going through having some beer with my lifetime friends Caty & Gegio, cheers!
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The Color of Light
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I never planned on becoming a photographer. But just like a great photo, it was a matter of coincidence… a combination of, “right time, right place”. I was lucky. For the past forty years, I’ve been a commercial photographer. Those assignments introduced me to people that I never thought I’d meet and gave me the opportunity to see places and things I otherwise never would have seen. Since then I’ve traveled to over 90 countries and all seven continents. And while I diligently worked those client assignments, I continually made photos for myself documenting my travels. A photographer friend of mine reminded me that living a life in photography is like having a license to steal experiences! And those experiences allowed me to create a body of work that has now become my book, “The Color of Light”.
For me, this book represents an extended photographic project. The pictures presented in “The Color of Light” are what I consider my “personal” work. That is, the non-commercial images… those I found interesting and shot for my own pleasure. They are photographs that are less about technique and more about a pure passion for seeing and capturing what I saw. While the subject matter and locations are diverse, the pictures are related to one another because they highlight the three themes that interest me the most in photography; light, color and moments. Light produces color. Light can be soft or intense… color can provoke or excite. It can also inform. At their best, light and color can come together at a moment in time and create an atmosphere, emotional response and/or a sense of place. For me, that is the power and joy of the color of light.
Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America’s finest color photographers. Since 1974, he has produced award-winning work for magazines, advertising agencies and major corporations. Articles and exhibitions of Meyerson’s photographs have been featured in books, magazines, museums and galleries. A photographer with a strong commitment to his profession, Arthur conducts workshops and leads photo tours throughout the U.S and abroad. In 2012, he published his highly acclaimed book, The Color of Light, a collection of some of his personal color images from the past four decades, spanning 90 countries and all seven continents.
The Color of Light
Last photo for @burnmagazineI hope you enjoyed having me here. Thanks everyone for all the support, for reading my long stories and cheering me up. @burndiary reminded me how important is to keep sharing and talking in spaces like this one. My last photo represents a divided country. Each half calls itself unique and different, some are socialists, some are not, some are called fascists, and some are not. In the end we are all Venezuelans, living under the same sky, having the same love affair with the smells, food, landscapes, and tropical weather. Let’s hope someday we could unroll this flag and become just Venezuelans…. Please let’s keep the dialog!! Thanks so much! This was @dianarangel for week 34!!
The price of the gas in here: less than a bottle of water. (Just letting you know…) this is @dianarangel sharing from Venezuela
Arriving from La Dolorita slum. I’m developing a NGO focused in preventing violence through participatory art. I’m totally inlove and inspired with this work. The slum landscape never tires me. Everyday I go to La Dolorita I find something new to see and to imagine from it. Long day I would like to end with a good meal and a few drinks! @dianarangel for @burnmagazine !!
Another thing I’ve been doing as part of my research project about the memory of petare is to open a free service to restore old images. Today I’ll work with five images. They belong to Domingo (his name translation in English is Sunday). He gave them to me in December and it is now that I can restore them, print them and give them back. Domingo is the gate keeper of Petare’s museum, he is very shy and it took him three months to talk to me. When he asked me for the service he couldn’t believe it was for free. Then he was to excited about it that he started to describe every person. His wife, strong and a fighter, she has a bad temper but in bed she is a sweetie. His son, now finishing university and the mother, the grandmother of all the family, also with strong character, tough, cold woman. “How do you describe yourself?” I asked, “Me? I’m an Angel! I am as happy as my name!” Says laughing. “Yes sure!!” Says ironically the cleaning lady that was just passing by.
I arrived home from Petare, where everything was as usual as always and logged in my “pixelated news world” Twitter and Facebook, (the only reliable source in Caracas right now), and sadly found out that the march went bad, there is strong repression in Central University, my university, the university I teach my elective of Art, psychology and social transformation. I wonder if we will have class this Friday…
Meanwhile in Altamira: the war is starting as usual. Altamira is five minutes away from where I live. My students are there, one of them was injured my a policeman. It is a month today since the protests began and life became something else, the routine is broken and the public news are disappearing. One half of Venezuela rely on twitter and Facebook, looking at pixelated pictures from protesters devices. The other half watch national TV, where the same soap opera is running as usual, nothing is happening, no one is talking about this in those channels. If you want to read more about this situation, here is a link from BBC : http://m.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-26335287
I’ve been in Petare all day. I work in my personal and projects over there. Petare is the second biggest favela in South America. Around 400,000 people life over there. It is another universe, life another city, the cradle of violence in the capital.My project is about memory. How all this violence began. For that I’m making interviews and scanning old pictures from traditional families, making them tell their story and perspectives. Parallel to that I’m working with young communities, giving them cameras to also hear their story through the images and talk about their lives and concerns. The goal is to put together both communities, to make them talk to each other. To safe the tradition in a place all we can do is teach the next generation and the next one. This is not happening in Petare. To see more about this work you can go to: www.circulosdecultura.wordpress.com support us in Indiegogo and add us in twitter and Instagram! photo by @dianarangel @circulosdecultura for @burndiary
Hello @Burnmagazine ! I’ll be sharing my life on @burndiary for the next seven days in this interesting country called Venezuela. I was looking at this image when I received the email to begin with burn this week. Lately I’ve been trying to find silence around here. It is not easy when outside my house people are burning the trees to create barricades as a protest. We have been in this situation for almost a month and nothing is happening. I’m concerned this will be forgotten… A little about me (@dianarangel): With a background on psychoanalysis I tend to have projects with social and psychological implications. I combine images from my subjects with the purpose of submerge the viewer and myself into the real experience and to give a voice to the protagonists of my stories. I believe that in order to really understand others, it is necessary to see through their eyes, therefore, their photographs. Although I will not post other people’s photos in here, it will be fragmented as life is in Caracas, highly fast and truly connected with people. Currently I am doing a project called @culturecircles, its a participatory art project in the slums of Caracas to transform armed violence through photography. To support this project click in here: http://ow.ly/uq8jkMy work is in here:Www.dianarangel.comWww.circulosdecultura.wordpress.com
On the Way to the Airport #3 Currituck County
It’s a cold, windy, rainy day in the outer banks and totally a perfect time to test my new field bag design for Filson, outdoor/adventure clothier. The blowing sands of obx will for me tomorrow turn into the hot sands of Dubai. Stay tuned. Photo by Frank O. Brown III@obxhomepage
Photo by @lancerosenfield / @prime_collective Silver Spring, MD: Chris Gregory stands in for today’s shoot.#onassignment