â€œGreetings from the land of smiles,â€ is Bangladeshi photographer Noor Ahmed Gelalâ€™s typical welcome. But this simple greeting carries a lot of meaning as Gelal is dedicated to showing the world a side of Bangladesh that he feels is too often misrepresented â€“ the beautiful, diverse and harmonious side of his country. â€œBangladesh is a land of cultural diversity,â€ Gelal says. â€œThough most of the … Continue reading Capture of the Day: Noor Ahmed Gelal
I’ve been following Italian photographer Michel Giaccaglia’s incredible posts on Facebook as he traveled recently on a workshop to India with Luca Bracali. He was kind enough to give me permission to share his Â beautiful work here. The group was extremely lucky to not only find wild tigers, but with their cubs as well. According toÂ Panthera, an international organization dedicated to conservation of 38 species … Continue reading Capture of the Day: Michel Giaccaglia
It was an honor to have the opportunity to share the colorful street photography of Majid Saeedi via LensCulture recently (all images shown taken via mobile). I met the Iranian photographer briefly at the Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) awards ceremony in Siena, Italy last October and followed up with this article on his amazing work and inspiring philosophy about the art of making images: … Continue reading Photographer Profile: Majid Saeedi
Renowned Italian photographer, journalist and explorer Luca Bracali has announced his 2017 workshop schedule, with locations including India, Norway, Namibia and Iceland, among others. I met Luca in Italy while attending the 2016 Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) Contest event and the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival and quickly learned that not only is he a talented photographer, but extremely passionate and dedicated to his … Continue reading Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.
I recently had the distinct honor of getting to know the work of internationally acclaimed Indian poet Vinita Agrawal. She graciously agreed to an international-style interview, in English here and translated into French by Paris-based arts & culture blogger Pravesh Bhurtha, founder of Bollywood Sources, whose mission it is to promote Indian cinema, arts & culture in France. See the French-language version HERE: http://bollywoodfilm.over-blog.com/2016/09/interview-vinita-agrawal-poete.html Thank … Continue reading Inspired: A Conversation with Award-Winning Indian Poet Vinita Agrawal