Stumbled Upon: Paula Allen's photos from DRC
Just came across Paula Allen’s photos from “The City Of Joy”, a home that DRC women who’ve been raped are building for themselves:
Nuru featured on Notable.ca
Nice surprise: Notable.ca featured Nuru Project on my birthday!
A Peek at the Nuru print inside Sarah Subaey's...
JB: So how you did you find out about Nuru Project? S: I learned about Nuru Project after some friends brought me to your website launch event. At the time, I didn’t even know I was going to a charity event. I thought I was just going out with friends to the Bubble Lounge to have a drink. And then my friends said, “Oh, we forget to tell you there’s this event…” Only...
Julia's Kirk Mastin Print
We LOVED getting this snapshot from Vancouver for Acumen member Julia Fan Li of the Kirk Mastin print on her wall. Her print purchase supported Acumen Fund. The text alongside looks great as well! Send us a snapshot of your framed Nuru print to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it here! - JB
What does 'Luxury' mean to You?
Christian Bobst. Kullu Valley, India. 2009. Reflection. “Luxury,” says British essayist Pico Iyer, “is a function of scarcity.” In Mumbai – where the clamor of construction begins outside my bedroom window at four a.m. and where my neighbors watch me do living-room yoga to the backdrop of pigeon squawks – luxury is space and quiet. In Bombay, high-rolling clubs like Breach Candy and...
Soccer Stripped to its Core
I am the director of a documentary film called Pelada, a journey to 25 countries around the world in search of pick-up soccer on side alleys, concrete courts, jungles, rooftops, prisons, and any other crazy location. The word Pelada literally means “naked” in Portuguese - it’s the term used in Brazil for pick-up games, the version of the game stripped of all rules. It took...
How Photographers Actually Spend Their Time
Great post from APhotoEditor:
”If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” - Eve Arnold via Daylight Magazine
Results from our 1st Quarter Online
Notable.ca + Nuru
BIG thanks to Notable.ca for their write-up about us! http://bit.ly/notablenuru
I just spent a few minutes looking at the photographs in the Nuru Project cache. Such speedy browsing, the blessing and the burden of the Internet. Bursts of color and place and moments. Flashes. Half-seconds of meaning. It’s a simple exercise, one I encourage you to take right now, if you are reading this. Take two minutes. Click SHOP at the top of this page. When all the images load,...
MLK on Love & Power
”Power without love is reckless and abusive. Love without power is sentimental and anemic.” - MLK Jr
John Oliver on Fair Trade
“What is Fair Trade when you boil it down other than basic human politeness? It seems sad that we are rewarding fundamental decency with its own label.”
That means $4500+ for our Non-Profit Partners and $2250+ for our photographers!
We’re trying to include more local perspectives on our site. We want to include Haitians’ images of Haiti, Kenyans’ images of Kenya, Indians’ images of India, by either amateur or professional photographers. One interesting project we came upon is Jan Nou We L/The Way We See It, a collection of post-earthquake images shot by amateur Haitian women in their own...