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Ilustracion: Santiago "Bou" Grasso's Animated "Employment"

Vimeo   Wednesday December 28, 2016

The seven-minute animated short El Empleo (The Employment) is a beautiful and profound examination of the meaning of work. Directed by Santiago "Bou" Grasso, a Santiago, Argentina-based illustrator and filmmaker, the video follows one man on his daily routine. But all the objects he encounters —lamp, tables and chair, stoplights — are made of people. The piece relies on a hand-painted watercolor aesthetic to weave a complicated story of society and one’s role within it, notes the Creator’s Project.   Read the full Story >>

Books: Kike Calvo's "Drones for Conservation"

AMAZON   Wednesday December 28, 2016

Besides telling new kinds of stories, drones have the capacity to empower conservation and conservation science, notes National Geographic photographer (and Latin American Fotografia winner) Kike Calvo  in his new book Drones for Conservation. The book features visual examples of how conservation has benefited from drone technology. There are also practical sections on how to use drones effectively. Drones are important tools at a time when the pressure on biological diversity is unprecedented, Calvo says.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 2: A Drone's Eye View of a Dying Bolivian Lake

The New York Times   Wednesday December 28, 2016

Drones are changing the way photojournalism is being practiced, noted the New York Times in a recent round-up of visual stories captured from the air. One of the stories focuses on  Lake Poopó, once Bolivia’s second-largest but now just a dry, salty expanse due to climate change. Photos and video of the lake were shot by the Times’s Josh Haner. “The lake was our mother and our father,” said Adrián Quispe, fishermen in nearby Llapallapani. “Without this lake, where do we go?”   Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 1: Migrants Desperate to Flee Costa Rica

The Washington Post   Wednesday December 28, 2016

In his article “7,000 Miles to Salvation,” the Washington Post’s Chico Harlan reports that a surging number of migrants — mostly from Haiti and Africa — are going by bus and by foot from the Amazon to the Rio Grande, marking a new and dangerous pattern of movement into North America. Post photographer Michael Robinson Chavez photographed the scene at the Peñas Blancas refugee camp in Costa Rica. “The fact that this place exists in a peaceful country like Costa Rica shows just how widespread migration has become,” he says.   Read the full Story >>

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