I met Ms. Kayatu in 2001 in a trip a made to Gambia. At that time she was 10 years old, I met her beautiful family and stood in touch with them on a regular basis. Upon my return to Gambia in 2003, I visited them again, they made me feel like family, I was always welcomed with joy. In 2006, I went to Gambia and was found with the news that Kayatu had been arraigned to marry her first cousin, a 19 year old young man who lived in Julanguel. It was a tradition in Gambia at this time to be arranged to marry, and to marry your first cousins. By then, Kayatu was 15 years old. As I gift from me to her and her family, I asked if I could be the photographer of the wedding, delighted they said yes.
On the day of the wedding, right before Kayatu walked into the ceremony I asked her if she was happy, if she wanted to get married. Her response was a long pause of silence. I must confess that I felt sorrow instead of happiness right in that instant. I proceeded to take her a picture and it was then, as soon as I focused the camera that a tear dripped down her small face. I took that emotion as the answers to my questions and called the picture “La Lagrima de la Boda” in English “ The Tear of the Wedding” .
Currently Kayatu is a mother of four children, we kept in touch and I have had the blessing of meeting all of her kids. I have also been able to assist her and her family financially in any means I can. What I do, photography, is not a job, what I do is, work hard to help others and in this way help myself too. Because nothing makes happier than to make others happy, this is my way to change the world, or someone’s world to a better one.
I must also say, Kayatu is living very happy.
Aristotle (in Rhetoric) defined envy "as the pain caused by the good fortune of others", while Kant defined it as "a reluctance to see our own well-being overshadowed by another's because the standard we use to see how well off we are is not the intrinsic worth of our own well-being but how it compares with that of others".
Long before Shakespeare connected green with jealousy, the color was more commonly used to describe illness. David Feldman claim the early Greeks interchanged “green” and “pale” to mean sickly. The Greeks thought that when you were ill or jealous, the body produced too much bile, giving the skin a green tint.
“Barrio Chino”, which displays the working-class neighbourhood of El Raval, Barcelona.
Throughout the city’s modern history, the area became known as “Barrio Chino”, with reference to New York’s China Town, with similarities in certain aspects such as lifestyle, economic status and cultural diversity.
The project stemmed from the interesting fact that during the time it was given this name, there never seemed to be any Chinese or other Asian residents in the neighbourhood.
“El Raval” has been the area’s name since 1990, but never before has its previous name applied more than it does today.
Penetrating looks, open secrets, envy, exotic aromas, tender moments, stories of hope, prosperity, monkey business and character.
Photo of project origens . The model is from Nigeria so I try to reflect his culture in this pic. In Nigeria thechaman is one of most powerful persons but I my chaman is looking with nostalgy becouse he is milles far away from Nigeria living in Barcelona
- Рейтинг фотографов по странам и городам строится на основе 3-х лучших фотографий автора и их относительной позиции в каждой отдельной номинации. Рейтинг в номинации "Мобильная фотография" учитывается в меньшей степени для формирования рейтинга. В списке показывается одна фотография автора с лучшим рейтингом.
- В списке опубликованы только работы которые прошли 2-й этап голосования.
- The rating of photographers by countries and cities is based on the three best photos of the author and their relative position in each separate nomination. Rating in the nomination "Mobile Photography" is taken into account to a lesser extent for rating formation. The list shows one photo of the author with the best rating.
- Only those photos have been published in the list that passed the second stage of voting.