The theme for this year's International Women's Day is "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures". It's a beautiful occasion to reflect on past achievements, and the struggles that allowed for them, and to look to the future which is exactly what this year's day is all about.
Women from all over, from the United Arab Emirates to the United States are empowering themselves and others by participating in the hundreds of activities organized on this day, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2012.
However according to the news it’s felt the women in some minority groups have “a long way to go” in order to be able to have their own women leaders to honor on the day. Despite this, there are plenty of women who can be honored who aren’t leading figures, with achievements worth celebrating. Same goes for women who are a part of migrant or refugee groups.
While girls are often times left out of the loop when it comes to rallies and activities in support of women, this year the overarching theme aims at connecting girls and educating and inspiring them to be future role models. Other women not portrayed nearly enough in roles of power are women in rural environments. This year, they too are being addressed as the United Nations International Women’s Day 2012 theme is Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty.
Some great messages I came across on the official International Women's Day Twitter account page include: “Behind every great African fact there is an African woman”. “We want girls & boys from young ages to learn respect for equality and value difference”. “Remember all the women around the world who don’t have a voice and speak up for them today”. “Groups of women & men in Kuwait will gather shortly to call for equal constitutional rights”.
As a photographer, Issa Ng is known for his expertise in portraiture and fashion photography. Having worked with different international brands as an Art Director, he has developed a great sense for aesthetics and details, which are reflected in his work. For the past three years thePetzval lens has been part of his workflow, and it has helped him create those show-stopping fashion portraits.
While many of us can only dream of working with musicians and photographing them, Angela Izzo's job entails exactly that. Apparently, this is a fulfillment of her own dream that she had when she was younger. In this interview, Izzo talks about her beginnings which, of course, included going to as many shows and festivals as she possibly can; some of her most memorable on-the-job-experiences with the likes of The Doors, Lykke Li, Jack White, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood; her inspirations and other interests; and her love for film photography and Diana Mini. And to those looking into fulfilling their own dreams of working in the same industry, Izzo also shares helpful advice based on her own experiences.
The artist known only by his initials, JR, pastes blown-up faces on city walls and roads. These challenging—often illegal—installations are his version of a goodwill act. Women as heroes, wrinkles as history, and enemies as smiling neighbors are just some of the themes this gutsy artist has aired to the whole world.
In summer last year, my sister and her lover exchanged "I do's" after five colorful years of happiness and making future plans. It was the perfect occasion to grab some of my cameras and eternalize one of the most beautiful days not only of her life, but also mine.
The transition from one's teenage years into young adulthood is an enigmatic, eventful and rather emotional phase.
Such an intriguing subject matter seems to set the perfect theme for Doug DuBois’ latest work: My Last Day at Seventeen.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Did you catch the solar eclipse that happened recently? Word on the street is that it even resulted in a total eclipse in some areas of Europe, making it a pretty rare occasion for the folks that got to see it! We're guessing that some of you even had your cameras to catch the whole shebang on film — which is why we're throwing a competition for the best eclipse and sun inspired shots out there. Come on in and check out the details!
One of the things that make a trip to a far-flung place truly memorable is getting the chance to interact with the locals and share fun moments with them. Five years ago, disdis was able to do exactly that on a trip to Zinguinchor, Senegal, and it goes without saying that it was most certainly one for the books.
With the holidays just around the corner, it's a great time to make sure you have loads of wonderful films for all the fun festivities coming up. Today's Advent deal of the day is here to help you do just that! Head on over to the Online Shop and save 10% on our wide selection of films. Do the right thing and keep your camera happy this year!
Every year I get the winter blues. I start imagining the feel of the sunrays, ice cold beer after a long summer day, and the endless hours spent on the beach. I have captured moments, memories, and dreams this year, which is my favorite thing to do. This is a short version and visual diary of my year 2014.
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.