Category Archives: General Photography

Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation by Mathieu Asselin

Walking down the stairs from Level 5 of the Photographers Gallery

I recently had an opportunity to drop by the Photographers Gallery in London and found Mathieu Asselin’s project Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation an excellent exhibition. The investigation looks into the practices of Monsanto as one of the largest chemical corporations in the world and their impact on farmers as well as the environment globally. Mathieu’s approach to the investigation was fascinating and the book he produced with a collaborator from Venezuela drew me into the realities of the work of the corporation. I highly recommend seeing this exhibition which is located on Level 5 at the gallery!

The daily struggle

‘I want to be a World Champion’

 

Every day is a hustle for young Ghanaians today. Many young people do not have access to a basic education due to the high monthly fees. Many end up working in the informal sector getting paid day-to-day trying to compliment the household income in any way possible. Some still come every day to train after 4 pm to chase their dream of a better life.

Sunset on the way back to Beirut

Driving back to Beirut from the Saint Charbel Monastery the sun was setting and so we decided to pull over and enjoy the view. The colours are so radiant and ever changing, for a photographer there an infinite number of possibilities when setting up to take a shot under these conditions. Don’t overthink it, keep it simple and take the shot that you love.

 

Ever felt like an ant?

I took this photo at The #Temple of #Bacchus also known as the sanctuary of #Atargatis with its 69m length and 36m width and its 18.2m high columns makes you feel like an ant when you walk through its entrance. There is no antique temple of this size anywhere else in the world that is so well preserved. Atargatis was the second diety of the Phoenician pantheon, and formed a couple with Baal. She was the mother of the gods and represented female fecundity, sexual desire and war, with her vine, her crescent and her lions. There is no evidence that this temple was converted in to a church, as may be found elsewhere in the Levant.

Take out your phone!

Beirut, Zaytouna Bay, Lebanon

 

I have been in Beirut for the last few days working on a project. Last night, I had an opportunity to explore ‘DT’ or Downtown. We had dinner and no evening is complete without a visit to a cafe. Keeping my camera at my hip at all times, I carried on as per usual and we ended the night with a walk along the marina. A moments inspiration, with the background, technology abound we used out phones as the lightsource to create this image. After a few failed attempts, letter blunders and with the help of two passers-by, we finally got this shot!

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