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Working With the Kids

October 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today we met with the Bridges to Understanding staff Lori & Tanya, & Josh, the photography instructor, to briefly discuss the mentoring aspect of the workshop. Suddenly 12 shy, but smiling, Tibetan students entered the...

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Getting to Work in Dharamsala

October 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today was exciting for us as we met up with the other participants of the Bridges to Understanding workshop this morning. We checked out of the Florence Hotel in Delhi, which inexplicably had paintings of...

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Day Five in India

October 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today we woke up early to watch the last presidential debate live. The Indian coverage of the election has been extensive here, both in the papers and on TV. I have been keeping an eye...

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Day 4 in India

October 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Up before dawn to view the Taj Mahal at sunrise; it was incredibly beautiful but very crowded (up to 20,000 people a day ). Guru, our guide, told us that there are two kinds of...

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Day 3 in India

October 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today we woke up early for our five hour drive to Agra where we listened to the world according to Kewel, our driver. No subject was off limits in this discussion. He gave his thoughts...

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Day Two in India

October 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

“You see everything on these roads, yes?” Kewel announced gleefully as we overtook an elephant at high speed. Today our Muslim guide, Jilani, led us south to Quitab Minar, a huge and highly detailed Muslim...

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Day One in India

October 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

After 24 hours of flying, we were welcomed at 6AM in Delhi by a huge red sun and some fragrant floral garlands. I had just started my two week adventure in India with my husband...

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Working as a Youth Mentor in India

October 14, 2008 | 2 Comments

Helen Tapping, (H to her friends and colleagues) director of marketing communications at Getty Images, is on her way to Dharamsala India, home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. There, she...

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photojournalism or commercialism

October 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

There is the age old question of photo journalistic integrity… at what point is an image’s integrity compromised by doctoring and where do the lines of doctoring fall? Clearly when you manipulate an image in Photoshop...

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Podcast: Brent Stirton Talks with Jonathan Klein

September 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images Conservation Rangers from an anti-poaching unit work with locals to evacuate the bodies of four mountain gorrillas killed in mysterious circumstances in the park, Virunga National Park, Eastern Congo, 24...

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Meeting Bishop Tutu

August 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

On my last day in Cape Town, South Africa my alarm chimed at 5 AM. For me, being up at such an early hour would usually mean a trip to the airport to visit my...

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Sunday Services

August 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

Catherine Parker/Getty Images We visited the Methodist Church of Southern Africa to attend a service that Parishner Bram had organized. Catherine Parker/Getty Images The church itself is relatively dilapidated, which is similiar to the condition...

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A student at Bridge’s South African workshop last year… Catherine Parker, a market development manager for footage and music at Getty Images, is on her way to Cape Town, South Africa to participate in a...

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Headed Home from Peru

July 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Picture by Chris Scott The deadline is here – today is the day of the kids digital story screening. With the narratives finalized, photos taken and sound effects recorded, it is now time to put...

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