Category: Travel

World Press Photo in LA

To be a witness of how American people is raising awareness through excellent photojournalism is a privilege.

Here’s some of my work for World Press Photo in collaboration with Theo Kingma current President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which co-produces the Golden Globes. Enjoy!

 

sādhu

In Hinduism, a sādhu (Sanskrit: साधु sādhu, “good; good man, holy man”) is a religious ascetic or holy person. Although the vast majority of sādhus are yogīs, not all yogīs are sādhus. The sādhu is solely dedicated to achieving mokṣa (liberation), the fourth and final aśrama (stage of life), through meditation and contemplation of brahman. Sādhus often wear saffron-coloured clothing, symbolising their sanyāsa (renunciation). This way of life is open to women; the female form of the word is sādhvī साध्वी. In 2014 an all-female akhada (group of sadhus) was formed; it is believed to be the first such group in India.

* Naga sadhu in Pashupatinath temple, Nepal

* text: Wikipedia
* photos: Lena Prieto

maho beach

Also known as Sint Maarten International Airport, serves the Dutch part of the island of Saint Marteen. In 2007, the airport handled 1,647,824 passengers and 103,650 aircraft movements.The airport serves as a hub for Windward Islands Airways and is the major gateway for the smaller Leeward Islands, including Anguilla, Saba, St. Barthélemy and St. Eustatius. It is named after Juliana of the Netherlands, who as crown princess landed here in 1944, the year after the airport opened. The airport is perhaps best known for very low-altitude flyover landing approaches due to one end of its runway being extremely close to the shore of Maho Beach.

usairways752

Flight details:

date: 19th oct 2013 (1:09pm)
origin: Charlotte, NC
flight: US865
airline: US Airways
equip: boeing 752

chupinazo

From July 6th to 14th every year the word fiesta is written in capital letters in Pamplona. The Sanfermines have arrived. When the chupinazo (ceremonial rocket) is fired the city explodes into life. Thousands of people from all over the world descend on the city, which dresses up in red and white. For nine days the streets turn into a feast of friendship, joy, music and non-stop partying, to the rhythm of the charangasand the peñas.

“To photograph people is to violet them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. ” – Susan Sontag, On Photography

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