Projects that matter

Projects…

…I adore.
…I would love to work on.
…that show humans aren’t hopeless.

  • Love Radio. Episodes of love and hate.

    “Love Radio is a transmedia documentary about the process of reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda.”

  • Project “30/09”

    “In 2011 German-French photographer Natalie Kriwy received a devastating diagnosis: breast cancer. Rather than simple resignation, she approached her therapy head on, documenting her illness, her surroundings and her recovery.” – The Leica Camera Blog

  • The Costică Acsinte Archive

    “Costica Acsinte was a Romanian army photographer during World War I who, following his discharge, opened a small commercial studio in Slobozia, about 80 miles east of Bucharest. For two decades after the war, he was likely the only professional photographer in the country, and by the time of his death in 1984, he had built an archive of epic, anthropological scope containing upwards of 5,000 glass-plate negatives and several hundred prints.” – TIME LightBox

  • The Fortepan Collection

    “FORTEPAN (…) got its name from the Forte factory in Vác, Hungary: Forte was the widest spread and most popular negative film after World War II. The on-line archive first consisted of the photo collections of the two founders. The majority of the 5000 scanned pictures came from 20 years of scavenging household junk for albums and film negatives. The founders had a dual goal with presenting and sharing their findings. On the one hand they wanted draw attention to the legacy of (mainly unknown) amateur photographers. As opposed to official press photos, these pictures show another Hungary, denying or supplementing the perception that only public events took place in the 20th century: inaugurated, signed, arrested, welcomed, buried. In FORTEPAN the world consists of holidays, every day and celebratory events, travels, portraits, children and homes. On the other hand they wanted to put these historical photos in public domain. (…) As soon as almost right after the launch of the website, it turned out that our goals are endorsed by many.” – Fortepan

  • The Sochi Project

    “Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have been working together since 2007 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They have returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of “slow journalism,” establishing a solid foundation of research on and engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated region before it finds itself in the glare of international media attention.” – thesochiproject.org

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2 thoughts on “Projects that matter

  1. I tend to be cynical, and in this respect, I share your last sentence “that show humans aren’t hopeless”; but these projects give hope indeed. Thank you for sharing the ray of sunlight.

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