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Friday, May 16, 2008

World Class Photography

I've been discovered! My pictures have reached international acclaim! My work will be published! Can you believe it?

I got a message last week from a kind lady, asking very kindly if I would be so kind to let them use one of my pictures for a booklet. They found these pictures on my weblog of a native woman in the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador preparing a local alcoholic drink know as chicha.

Ecuadorian woman making chicha

The booklet is about the dangers of alcohol abuse and there will be a part about the history of alcohol. It's an initiative from the Foundation for a drug-free world.

Sheila, the woman who contacted me, is a photographer herself and she said she liked my pictures very much. So naturally, my ego inflated to the point where I had to agree to send her the pictures asap. I won't get any money for this, it's just for the honour and in the knowledge that this will be the first step to becoming a Magnum photographer.

Oh, and to the people who've known me during my college years: the fact that I contribute to a publication about the dangers of alcohol is no reason to start sniggering, giggling, laughing behind your hand, laughing out loud, guffawing or mass histerical laughter. Thank you.

Posted by Bart at 9:09 PM
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