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I always liked jokes.
I like them not only cause they're funny, but good jokes use to have a way of their own to say more that they should.
Not sure that the joke i like are good. Nor that You will like them.
But hey, as I can have my blog, I will post them.
You can just ignore it
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Black and White

Posted March 15th, 2015 at 02:10 PM by deaf tuner
Updated February 17th, 2017 at 11:29 AM by deaf tuner

There was a small book antiquarian very close to my place. No big deal, but it made me appreciate books. I began enjoying going and looking around. The smell of old books, that odd diversity of formats, those strange subjects ...

Going into small used books shops at the corner is one of the small pleasures of life that I would never deprive myself. I think. I hope.

But back to my first one.

I think I was around 14 when I saw an old B/W album, with a peculiar title: "Suomen".

A magnificent cover photo, an intriguing title ... I looked a bit inside and I fell in love. I looked at the price, not that cheap, in fact, quite expensive for me. Well, I admit, the thought of stealing it crossed my mind! But I couldn't. So I took the risk to see it gone but come back a couple of days later when I managed to have the money and buy it.

I discovered Finland and I found myself a passion: black and white photography.

Soon enough I bought myself a Praktica.

What a camera! Simple, sturdy, weighting a ton, hearing the mirror slap from a mile.It slept out in snow, had fallen in creeks, took some baths ... never failing. It almost tought me how to shot good pictures. Almost.

But that fantastic camera did something: it opened my eyes, made me see, now and then even understand. And made me discover the beauty and the profusion of the black and white photography.
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    GaŽl Turine - "Blindly"

    "Between Mali, Burkina Faso and CŰte d'Ivoire, GaŽl Turine travel through West Africa to visit blind people communities. Blindness is a curse caused by onchocerose, carried by rivers black fly. These flies live only in the vicinity of watercourses. The disease has therefore gradually invaded all the rivers throughout the region. Most villages located along rivers have been infected, and some villages have up to 60% of blind people. It is estimated that between 250,000 and 300,000 the number of people blinded by the disease in these countries. Children accompanied by their guides, who are their eyes throughout their lives, the blind are hardly integrated into society, they are considered primarily as victims of bad luck and people-to-be-away from. As an alternative to poverty, they grow rice and sell their products through cooperatives ... which are mainly shelters for people fleeing cities.




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    Agence VU - GaŽl Turine
    Posted December 5th, 2015 at 01:28 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated November 7th, 2017 at 12:44 PM by deaf tuner
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    GaŽl Turine "The wall and the fear"

    "In 1993, India began building a dividing wall over a distance of 3 200 kilometers [approximately 2000 miles], separating it from neighboring Bangladesh. Officially it was to protect the country from Islamist terrorists and illegal migrants. Here people are arrested, tortured and killed, making this the most dangerous border in the world. Nearly all victims are Bangladeshi citizens trying to cross illegally to the other side, and for any number of reasons - economic, family, health or environmental - as their country suffers from every possible affliction. ..."




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    Agence VU - GaŽl Turine
    GaŽl Turine - Le Mur et la Peur
    Posted December 5th, 2015 at 02:58 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated November 7th, 2017 at 12:45 PM by deaf tuner
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    Roman Vishniac

    (to antonina)


    "... In the shtetl, people lived in poverty but were rich in the wisdom of Jewishness. These books, as crowded together as the people, were like living beings. I can almost hear, still, the krechtzen (groans) and moans of suffering and feel the hopes and expectations of the worshippers reading the pages. Like the undernourished children of the shtetl, the books were frail. So tragic, that the books and the people shared a common fate.
    Vishniac, Roman, A Vanished World with a foreword by Elie Wiesel, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983, plate 2.



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    Roman Vishniac, Holy books in the beit midrash (house of study), Mukacevo, ca. 1935-38




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    The Entrance to Kazimierz, the Old Ghetto of Cracow, 1937




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    Warsaw, 1937

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    Sunday Salon Ľ Roman Vishniac
    https://fansinaflashbulb.wordpress.c...ive-the-books/
    Some Thoughts on Roman Vishniac | Jewish Currents
    Posted December 5th, 2015 at 04:25 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated November 7th, 2017 at 12:46 PM by deaf tuner
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    Henri Huet

    (to Black Dog)


    War reporters. People able to change the course of history with just a camera. Or should I say those where times when a person with a camera still could make a change ?




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    Posted December 30th, 2015 at 04:09 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
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    Nikola Mihov - "Forget Your Past"

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    The project Forget Your Past traces the fate of the most important communist-era monuments in Bulgaria. The title of the series is borrowed from graffiti writing over the entrance of the Bulgarian Communist Party Memorial at Mount Buzludja that poignantly illustrates the fate of the communist-era monuments in Bulgaria. Constructed at enormous expense as expressions of national pride, today most of them are looted and neglected. Whether they commemorate the feats of the Soviet Army or the April Uprising against the Ottoman rule, they all share a common fate – to be silent symbols of the forgotten past.

    After the political changes in 1989, a number of iconic communist-era monuments have been dismantled, but more than a hundred of them remained standing. Nevertheless, most of archives relevant to their history have been destroyed. I began my research in 2009, travelling through the country, talking to people, interviewing sculptors and architects, digging through archives, and of course, taking photographs.




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    Nikola Mihov - Forget Your Past
    CV - Nikola Mihov
    Posted January 3rd, 2016 at 02:15 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated February 16th, 2017 at 01:31 PM by deaf tuner
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    Florin Liviu Albei

    (to Offspring)


    Protests, protests …

    No protest is a real protest if it doesn't resonate. Today, resonating is no longer about sound, but about image.

    Cameramen, photographers, the resonating chambers of our, of your, of their protests.

    Florin Liviu Albei is one of those resonators.

    Don't ask me about him: I don't know anything. He's Romanian, he's young, he's a member of "Inquam Photos", Reuters used his photos … and that would be all I know.

    And it isn't that bad, knowing so little, I mean: his photos can speak for him.

    What impressed me are his portraits. It isn't very often to see protesters' portraits that avoid the spectacularly of the protest itself, the message, the violence, the colour, the tragedy, the symbol. It's even less often to see portraits of cops. Not cops doing their duty, but simply cops … people like us, but in uniform.



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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mebeingstupid/albums
    Posted February 16th, 2017 at 01:02 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
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