#documentary #bbc #Congo #DRC #women #trauma #reviews #tv

A Dangerous Place for Women

Last night on BBC3 I watched a harrowing documentary film about the plight of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). If you haven’t seen it, I urge you to take a look and take in the subject matter, then I urge you to tell everyone you know about it and get them to watch it as well. The programme ‘The world’s most dangerous place for women’ is available right now on BBC iPlayer (link). ...

#earn money photography #travel photography

Earn Money Through Travel Photography

You can earn money through travel photography without leaving your home town, did you know that? I am going to write a fuller article on another site that I write for, and will post the link here, but for a taster of what I will cover, check out this synopsis. No Need To Leave Home A year before last I went to Rome. It is an absolutely breathtaking city, and if you’re someone like me who loves history, then Rome has bags of it and then some. ...

#camera #cctv #freedom of expression #photographer freedom #photographer law #police #press freedom #Street Photography #surveillance

New Law Hampers Photographers

Section 76 of the the Counter Terrorism Act became law today in the UK. The new law was ushered in with a protest at the home of the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard by around 150 photographers who staged a mass photo-shoot What’s the fuss about? Well the new section states (1) A person commits an offence who— (a) elicits or attempts to elicit information about an individual who is or has been— (i) a member of Her Majesty’s forces, (ii) a member of any of the intelligence services, or (iii) a constable, which is of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, or (b) publishes or communicates any such information. ...

#Barack Obama #President Obama #USA #Washington 2009 #Washington DC #politics

Barack Calls No One Sir!

Well, the day came and went, Barack Obama has indeed become America’s 44th President and what a day it was. The crowds were enormous, the biggest I have ever seen in my life, and I didn’t even understand the magnitude of it all until I came home and watched it on CNN. My friends and I were sandwiched somewhere just below the Washington Monument on a day that started around 5am and finished (as far as being outside) some 12 hours later. ...

#bbc #famous #Lego #photographers #photography icons

Classic Photos in Lego

Photographer/artist Mike Stimpson has recreated some of the most iconic pictures from photography masters such as Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa. The pictures can be seen on the BBC website. I was quite amused at the images, and the photographers take on re-creating such classic images using a child’s toy. It just goes to show that with a little imagination one can create using any material or medium. Fluidity in ideas leads to the creation of great pieces of art. ...

#legal #law #street photography

The Law and the Photographer

Forgive me if this seems a little self-pitying, but photographers in the UK seem to be fighting a losing battle both with members of the public and with the police (or more accurately community support officers, security guards and police officers who are ignorant of the law on photography in a public place). More and more reports are being written about photographers who take pictures in public places having to undergo stop and search and confiscation of their cameras and equipment if deemed to be acting suspiciously. ...

#Gran Canaria #holidays #Puerto Rico #Travelogue #Europe

Gran Canaria Holidays

Do you know what a six-second pour is? If you don’t then perhaps you should go on a cheap Gran Canaria holiday and watch the bar staff. They pour large measures there, but that not the only reason to visit the beautiful islands off the north coast of Africa. There is some quite drastic scenery, and the people there welcome you with smiles and laughter when you visit. Gran Canaria weather is hot and dry. ...

#News #boris johnson #mayor #politics #london

Boris, Mayor of London?

Boris Johnson is the new Mayor for London. Are you kidding me Londoners, you indeed voted for this guy to be Mayor of one of the best cities in the World. Forgive me, American cousins, I don’t mean to pry into your business, but I feel like we Londoners had done this week what you did when you elected George W. Bush as President. Say what you want about Ken Livingston, but he has pedigree when it comes to doing things for London and Londoners. ...