Looking from the outside in - people, place and practice

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ukraine's street children

What follows is a look into the world of street children living on the dangerous and poor streets of Odessa, Ukraine. To tell about the life of street children and raise money for them, “Fund to Fight AIDS” got in touch with the photographer David Gillanders. David visited Ukraine to make a photo essay on children homeless. It should be noted that David managed to earn the trust of children and enter into their circle. His work has deeply touched the Europeans and forced many funds to draw attention to the problems of children and their needs.

In February-March 2010 by David Gillanders and broadcaster Rasmus Paulsen’s turned out a new opportunity to visit Ukraine and to assess the current situation. They spent 2 weeks in Odessa in the range of a small group of street children.

In the south of Odessa on the street of Marshal Zhukov, a small group of 7 inhabited street in the basement of high-rise. To get to their shelter can only be through the vent, through which even the children have to squeeze through. They are connected to the electrical panels in the house that the basement could include a small lamp and use the electric stove. To keep warm, they are pressed against the pipeline, which runs hot water. All seven people infected with HIV every day take dru*s. They mix with the remedy for cough tablets and water to the state of the brown masses, and then filter it and get a yellowish liquid that and inject. To get a regular amount of money these kids steal, beg and collect scrap metal.

Photos and words courtesy of

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Suri lip plates

Who are these women? We have all seen these images, Suri women wearing lip plates. But who are they really and how did this practice become a part of their tradition?I love the way they start to question this form of body modification. Why are they doing this and where did it start? This is not to say that there is a right or a wrong answer, but looking at something which many (and now even some of them) perceive to be so strange, is what I find questions my own perception of such tribes.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Indian Gurus

Very interesting documentary about gurus in India. Many of them being Westerners seeking spiritual enlightenment...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Beautiful pics of people sleeping in strange beds...Photos by Thierry Falise.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Invisible People

This reportage by Ian Martin on poor whites in South Africa shows an interesting racial dimension to people who are usually perceived as being middle-to-upper class in a post-Apartheid South Africa.

Monday, April 18, 2011

North Korea like you've never seen before

Getty photographer, Irina Kalashnikova, visited mysterious North Korea in an effort to photograph some of the different sides to life that you might not have imaged exist there...