When we love, we take a risk. We take a step into the unknown. There are many types of love, and they can all come with a specific type of hurt. But we still take the chance, because to be a part of something that’s bigger than you (even for a moment) by surrendering yourself to an insurmountable feeling can be life changing. All love includes compassion, giving, acceptance, appreciation, understanding, listening, vulnerability, and support. To love is to accept someone where they are and say “you’re good enough”. And whether it’s a brotherly love with a stranger, an intimate love with a partner, a love of humanity, or a love of oneself, they’re all necessary... all the time. Love is choosing to see the best, even if you know about the worst.
I could continue on this “love speech” all day, but Instagram limits the characters used.
What or who do you love?
People Are Love.
People Are Good. ♥️
On our way to the usual breakfast place we stopped to admire the Nativity Scene that was put up yesterday. My friend looked closely at the figures and with a surprised voice said - But baby Jesus isn't there?! - Well, he's not born yet. Obviously you'll have to wait until Christmas Day, I replied.
Remembering my first visit to India. Everything about it blew my mind. Never ever had I previously experienced falling in love so quickly. 3 Mars 2017, 5 am. Now, after spending 470 days in India, I'm still intrigued by the country. All the extremes and how people deal with them in their everyday lives.
As this holiday season (rapidly) arrives, we may find ourselves lost in the humming of last minute deals and stocking stuffers. It’s hard not to participate with all the fun colors, shiny tinsel, and shimmery lights. Just remember this giving season that giving love should be simple. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to show someone you care about them. Sometimes giving looks like spending time with someone, watching a cheesy hallmark movie together without interruptions, or going for a Holiday walk with coffee/hot chocolate in tow. Sometimes gifts and the pressure of giving gets in the way of what we’re really trying to say.
The picture is of a little dude we saw at a holiday market in Fort Mill, SC. While everyone was out buying doo-dads and gifts, this lil fella was dancing his heart out to Christmas songs! He was one of the few that just showed up to dance. And boy did he dance!
People Are Good! ♥️
Some friends last a lifetime. No matter distance or time that passes by.
Ieri al #PastoDellaSolidarietà
non solo un piatto caldo e visite mediche per decine di persone senza dimora, ma anche l'occasione per conoscere tante persone e scoprire le loro storie: Marina, che ha preferito non raccontarsi alla Rai per la vergogna di essere riconosciuta in tv dalla mamma; Douglas e Tatiana, partiti dal Brasile con un carico di speranza e oggi, dopo un anno di vita in un camper, pieni di delusione "per le mille difficoltà dell'Europa"; e poi Agostino, un tempo assistente sociale, oggi senza lavoro e senza casa, che ha raccontato commosso di aver festeggiato il giorno prima il compleanno di un figlio che non vede da cinque anni...
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Eritrea 2018 🇮🇹 Spesso mi chiedono, come posso fotografare persone? La mia risposta è: sii enormemente paziente, ama le persone e le loro storie e... ogni tanto, usa un po’ di sfacciataggine! 🇬🇧Very often, I’ve been asked, how can I photograph people? My answer is: be patient, love people and their stories and ... use a little of boldness!
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August 25, 2012 Aksu, East Turkistan. As the summer winds sweep along the deserts of Uyghurstan, Amangül ئامانگۈل rocks and sings a traditional Uyghur lullaby to her 50 day old baby, Imran ئىمران. The infant cradled in her legs, she swayed her body from side to side, with the sweetest song from her heart...until the little baby boy fell fast asleep. *
I had just concluded the bicycle tour around China, Tibet, East Turkistan, Central Asia and had just returned to Kashgar. Over those years on the bike, I had been contacted by countless Uyghurs living abroad that connected me with family still in the region. I packed up the bike and would spend the next few months in Aksu and Awat, city and countryside life. Yes, that bike tour changed my life...but it would be these next few months that gave me a reason to fight. For all of you that have sent me precious emails thanking me for these images...these are for you. Because not a day goes by, that I don't recognize the sorrow, anger, loss and confusion that all of us feel. And thank you @eliyartursun
for giving me the opportunity to spend my life with your family...opening an entire world up to me. Something that had given me a reason to get out of bed every single day.
We’re definitely going to need some help with this... let me know if you’d like to volunteer and what your skills are concerning community organizing, communication, art, photography, or story writing.
Eritrea 2018 - Keren mercato dei cammelli 🇮🇹 un uomo e la sua bestia, una storia antica. È un pomeriggio invernale e siamo a 1400 mt di quota, ma il calore è quasi opprimente. Dopo aver percorso una strada che sembra infinita, si apre davanti a noi uno spettacolo. Il fianco della una collina è sommerso di animali e di uomini, saranno almeno 10000. Capre mucche e cammelli insieme ai loro padroni che sembrano usciti dalla bibbia. Un attimo di esitazione, poi ci immergiamo. all’inizio destiamo curiosità, siamo gli unici stranieri qui. Dopo pochi minuti ognuno torna ai suoi affari. Sono finalmente libera di prendere confidenza e di fotografare. 🇬🇧 A man and his animal - An ancient tale. We arrive at noon in a winter day. despite this, the heat is almost overwhelming. After a long walk from the city center, we see in front of us, an unusual show. The side of the hill is completely swamped by men and animals. Goats, cows and camels together with their owners, men who seam come out from the Bible. A second of hesitation, than we enter the scene. At first we raise some curiosity, we are the only strangers. Some minutes later, everyone returns to his bargain and I am free of open up and shoot.
12626 Kerala Express. 24 coaches, 2990 kilometres, 48 hours. If one is lucky. This is India.
El Ave Castañero -así se llama el fogón de castañas de Estrella-, recibió su bautismo hace seis años cuando un hombre, con algunas copas de más, les quiso comprar un cucurucho de dos euros y vio que el carro no tenía nombre. «Como por aquel entonces estaba al día el tema del tren de alta velocidad y el carro tiene forma de vagón, así le quedó», cuenta Estrella con una sonrisa.
La segunda generación de vendedores de castañas de la ciudad ya está en las calles. Y hace unos días me contaron sus historias particulares, que hoy salen en @lavozdegalicia.
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