Astonishing Life-story of one woman power, parental love without exception in the microcosm on the dumpsite of Metro Manila, Philippines. You can read full story of Nieves and her disabled son Jello on http://www.sedmagenerace.cz/text/detail/na-vrcholku-kourici-hory
Text: Jan Miessler; Shark fins are in the Chinese cultural area popular delicacy, even if they are actually quite tasteless. The damn expensive soup nevertheless adheres unpleasant aftertaste, it cause some shark species to extinction. Therefore shark only hunting for fins is illegal in many countries. Yet, apparently in one city in Taiwan the amount of fns is huge that digger have to be used to piles of fins. We went to see it.
[The Philippines, 2012- 2013] Slum areas in the Philippines contain about 44% of all urban population. It is about 20 million inhabitants with annual growth of 3%. Just in slums of the capital city, are so crowded that the population there is two times greater than whole population of Sydney Australia and the density goes up to 100.000 people per km square. Many of those people lives in settlements facing problems with drinking water, sanitation, electricity and environmental risk such a typhoons due […]
[Taiwan, Taipei; 03/09/2013] Massive wave of defence provoke announcement to turn on fourth Taiwanese nuclear plant. Simultaneously were paralysed all main Taiwanese cities. 300 thousand citizens were estimated to join this protest.
[Taiwan, Taipei; 03/10/2013] A small group of emigrants from Tibet from the base of the protest against more than a half century occupation of their land. Powerful spirit, but hopelessness you could her from their voices. While on everyone onlooking had a strong impression from protest-boards with names, age and pictures of self burn tibetans.
[Taiwan, Huaien; 2012] Desperately scream through the quite night, again and again. Two little puppies screaming for help after being couple of days in ditch with water. Running both sides, there is no way for them to escape this trap. Scary to death, understand they ultimately need a help. Such an simple task of catching two little puppies end up with few hours operation for four police cars and eight people team.
[Taiwan, 2010] Taiwan was, and still is an important strategic area. On the beginning for Portuguese, then Dutch, then China, Japan and nowadays Taiwan R.O.C. Truly Taiwan is culturally something between China, Japan and western world. For this essay I followed for more than one year a group of young Christians, documenting their life.
[Czech Repubic, 2010] People in cities dream of quite place in countryside and therefore exchange their flat in the city centre for one of theses houses in suburbs. One of the indicators of these so-called “Satelite Towns” are: all the same houses, green fence, at least small pool on garden, golden Retriever and loneliness. People still keep the same job and spent everyday an hour or more by transportation to work and quickly realize that that this is not their dream.
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[Portugal, 2009] Just an empty space left on abandoned boat in the dock. These pictures were taken just a few days before the boat was disassembled. Astonishing vivid presence of sailors hit me as a stroke. Romantic and vulgar presence in the boat now already ling on the side in the mud.