Mapping Depiefoto

March 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Depiefoto nace en octubre del 2009. Es un blog dónde Elena Sarmiento (periodista) y Ana Zaragoza (fotógrafa) conjugan sus talentos para dar lugar a historias mínimas: las fotografías de Ana se enriquecen con los textos de Elena y viceversa. Su universo común habla de la vida, de esa de todos los días.

En febrero de 2011 el proyecto se amplía, creando una pequeña revista: Depiefoto Fanzine. Es un fanzine en el que imágenes y texto conviven para dar lugar a breves historias ilustradas. Cada número está basado en un tema distinto y los colaboradores, escritores y fotógrafos, elaboran sus creaciones en torno a él.

El primer número del fanzine bajo el tema: “Pasados imperfectos” se puede hojear online.

El segundo número estará disponible en la misma web a partir del mes de abril.

El fanzine es en castellano, pero incluye siempre una colaboración en una lengua extranjera y sin traducir. Los interesados en colaborar pueden encontrar las bases en el siguiente link.

Depiefoto está participando en Mapping the Flâneur con las fotografías que Ana Zaragoza está realizando expresamente para la instalación. El material producido servirá para crear, en un futuro, un producto para Depiefoto blog al que Elena Sarmiento dará voz.


Sophie the Burkha Rapper, by Ruhani Kaur

March 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

21 year old Sophie Ashraf is an artiste of her times, a creative force informed by the post 9/11 world, a daring new voice like no other.

It’s like when you really like a band, you wear T-shirts of that band… Well we really, really like Islam, so we wear the burkha. I rap because I can’t sing. But I love music, so it had to be rap. Soon, the burkha and the rap formed an identity, and people started recognising me as The Burkha Rapper.

The Justice Rocks Concert was the first platform where I felt the setting and the timing was right to talk about Islam. The Mumbai attack had just happened and everyone was waiting for a proactive Muslim to come out and say what Islam was about. I was just blown away by the response.

People tend to think that someone who tries to be different and someone who breaks the rules are the same. I work within the rules, but I find those little loopholes that allow me to do my thing.

There are those who are not convinced about the burkha, sure. Now that we wear it, we feel empty, naked without it. There is a line in the Quran that says: “To you, your religion, and to me mine.” And so they are letting me express myself the way I want to.”

Ruhani Kaur is a photojournalist based in New Delhi. Her documentary work on environmental issues has been published in Down to Earth Magazine. She works with UN agencies on health issues, and on the subject of women rights with Voices Unabridged. She was awarded a fellowship to produce work on the subject of female foeticide in India, the results of which won her first prize at the Days Japan Photojournalism Award in 2006. She is currently with the Indian Express.


*In the run up to the opening of BLINDBOYS WIDEYED on 12th March, we are blogging about each of the Blindboys photographers and the work they have sent us for the exhibition.

All about EVE

October 29, 2009 § Leave a comment

Fifty Crows is running a series of posts on its blog showcasing international collective of women photojournalists, EVE Photographers.

The six women that make up the EVE Photographers, Marizilda Cruppe, Agnes Dherbeys, Benedicte Kurzen, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Lourdes Segade and Newsha Tavakolian, are inspiring sources of new work from around the world. While each individual focuses her camera on the vital stories in her region, together the collaboration of their work provides eloquent observations and commentary on profound global topics, such as disease, access to water, and motherhood. By highlighting the different perspectives of each woman in her specific global location, the viewer is able to interpret the world from many angles and glean understanding and compassion.”

Image Ⓒ Jerome Delay


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