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  1. Technical skills are only a small part of a degree in photography. Remember, photography is a maturing game, it is like learning a language. The best a student can do is to combine his or hers degree with something else, like political science, history, archaeology, psychology... or something that stimulates curiosity. Skills will come, skills will be taught, but more importantly, photography skills and business skills will come with critique sessions with fellow students who are also studying photography. It works well. I teach at an undegrad degree program as an adjunct faculty. Of course, all faculty are working photographers on our program. Teaching are mostly done by "Adjuncts" who are practitioners in different fields in photography.
  2. yes, there will be a book...not quite there yet though. First, there are several events happening this year to mark 20 years since Srebrenica (July 2015). We will also use much of the material from Rwanda in this, after all, it has just been 20 years since Rwanda as well (April 2014). The plans includes some exhibitions, mostly in Europe, then I will participate in the Humanitarian Film festival in Geneva in February/ March and you are likely to see this in some magazines later in the spring/ summer time.
  3. Thanks again Colin, sometimes, it is perhaps not always easy to read one image, whine is really meant to be part of a story... In fact, the important part of this story is about "Life After Genocide"- in that sense, this image will be used to illustrate the next generation, in parallel with what was. Thanks for commenting!
  4. I don't mind at all Mike- personally though, I prefer the original, but that's ok!
  5. Thanks for commenting Colin, yes, well, I think I was a little too quick with this post- I copied the text from my blog, it makes more sense in the context of the project I am currently working on in Rwanda. The photo is about a survivor who now lives in Switzerland who is revisiting his old village... This is a boy roughly the same age as he was in 1994- playing outside his old house. The other, major problem, is that the past is "only" 20 years go- the future at its current situation is really not moving forward in this part of Rwanda.
  6. It all happened 20 years ago- still, the house is there, his aunt lives there now and takes care of the place. Kids are playing in the yard, running down the road, just like nothing had ever happened. It is easy to see how the life must have once been.
  7. Thanks Tom- to me this image is important as it shows the beauty of the location where this massacre happened. It also shows how Rwanda is the "country of the 1000 hills", as the saying goes.
  8. Bisesero (Rwanda), lake Kivu and Congo (DRC). Beautiful it is. In 1994, around 50000 people were killed here during the Genocide in Rwanda. http://ks-imaging.blogspot.ch/search/label/Rwanda
  9. Good points Tom, I appreciate your comments and I agree, it is not a particularly strong image. It is all, right now, part of my preparation for the next trip to Rwanda, coming up very soon- it will be part of the story which will be published next year. Hence going through the archive, for used and unused work. Stay in touch! Kristian
  10. Bus ride in Kigali- it is definitely the best way to get around the hills of Kigali- you just need to know which bus to take... The Yahoo bus, or was it google... Just not sure!
  11. Very cool Ron- Love the "red on red"! Nice composition as well!
  12. Well done Rick- well deserved, great image!
  13. Thanks Chris and Tony! The stories are disturbing, one can only hope although the future certainly is difficult to predict.... more to come on this though...
  14. Yes, me too Akira... In fact, it seems hundreds of thousands committed crimes and it also seems that the government cannot afford to keep them in prison anymore, hence letting genocide criminals back out into the society. villages have been rebuilt with houses being "built very close together so that if any crime were to happen, neighbours would be able to hear something was going on". This is the explanation John Bosco gave me. I have later had this confirmed. In fact, very few problems have happened after the genocide where people have been released, at least officially. One story I came across, about Marie-Jeanne (http://www.fotozones.com/live/index.php/topic/54864-marie-jeanne/?hl=marie-jeanne) did involve problems. Her ex husband committed crimes during the genocide (including wanting to kill her and their children) and she is still being "bullied and intimidated" by people in her community. She informed the authorities about her ex husband. It is not easy, not 20 years later and I think it will take another few generations for things to be properly in the past...
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