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Dakota Jeane Music Video

While in London, I wanted to film  a music video of sorts. I discovered a singer-songwriter, Dakota Jeane, also on my program. I took it upon myself to make a small music video. It was shot in about three hours around London.

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Poles grieve in Trafalgar Square

Fountains in Trafalgar Square stopped running as crowds gathered to mourn the loss of Poland’s President and First Lady, Lech and Maria Kaczynscy, and other officials who died in a plane crash.

Screened on a jumbo LCD panel Poles and non-Polish people watched the funeral ceremonies from a TVP Polonia feed.

Trafalgar Square was nearly filled to capacity and quiet except for the audio from the funeral ceremony. Polish and British support and pride was shown as people held miniature flags and some held signs representing their Polish nationality.

The ceremony was in Polish, and parts of the video program shown had an English translation. The program ended with a short video about the plane crash and the individuals who lost their lives. The final video piece described the 1940s massacre of Katyn, where Soviet secret police killed 21,786 Polish army prisoners of war and public servants. President Kaczynski went on a journey on April 10 to pay tribute to victims of the Katyn Massacre for its 70th Anniversary.

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Photo of the Day – Protest

April 10, 2010

Socialist, social-welfare, and the like all being advocated at Trafalgar Square today.

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Photo of the Day – iheartstreetphotography

 

April 8, 2010

We went to check this iheartstreetphotography exhibit out. A little disappointing.

My flat mates and I set out to check this iheartstreetphoto exhibit  out. It was a little disappointing as you can see by the photograph. Not many people, just calming standing around stairing at the 4 foot by 4 foot square projection.

But the message is key!

I Heart Street Photo’s Twitter describes itself as, “An exhibition of new street photography in light of the impending government restrictions on photography in public places.”

I agree with Heart Street Photo.

According to their Web site, they are about the celebration of street photography.

I agree even more.

What is unique about I Heart Street Photo is the fact that photographers are being cracked down upon from taking photos – in public.

A Sunday Times article describes the situation many photographers – even tourists –  are facing in London and the world today. The article highlights how the loss of public or street photography can take away the necessary documentation of today’s current culture.

Where does the line between public and ‘privacy’ end?

Advocate.

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