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“ESSENCES OF BENARAS” – A Photography Exhibition

Posted in 7 - Events, Publications & Press with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2011 by designldg

Katy Sroussy
Présente

“ESSENCES DE BENARES”
Une exposition évènement
de
LAURENT GOLDSTEIN

Vernissage mardi 5 avril 2011
A partir de 17h
Suivi d’un orchestre argentin pour danser quelques pas de tango après 20h

Exposition du lundi 4 au mercredi 6 avril

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Katy Sroussy
Presents

“ESSENCES OF BENARAS”
A Photography Exhibition
of
LAURENT GOLDSTEIN

Opening Tuesday, the 5th of April 2011
From 5:00 PM
An Argentine orchestra will allow you to dance a few steps of tango after 8:00 PM

From Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th April

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Galerie 7 Parnassiens
16-18 rue Delambre / 98 boulevard Montparnasse
75014 PARIS
(Entrée par le cinema)
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• Les bénéfices de la vente des tirages photographiques de cette exposition permettront de soutenir le combat mené par Laurent pour la scolarisation des enfants de Benares et d’apporter une aide aux différentes associations combattant pour le respect des Droits de l’Homme auxquelles il collabore à travers son travail au sein de RED HALO.
• Des écharpes en soie ou en laine ainsi que des plaids de la nouvelle collection RED HALO seront proposés à un tarif exceptionnel afin de soutenir l’association GURIA de Benares qui combat l’exploitation des enfants et des femmes.
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• Profits from the sale of the photo prints will allow to sustain Laurent’s commitment for children education in Benares and to provide some help to a few organizations fighting for the respect of Human Rights and connected to his work through RED HALO.
• Silk or woollen scarves and throws from the new collection of RED HALO will be sold at special price with the aim of helping GURIA in Benaras, a Human Rights organisation fighting against the sexual exploitation of women and children, particularly those forced into prostitution and trafficking.

GURIA:
www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/sets/72157623842267173/
RED HALO on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42106173268&ref=mf

For any further informations, public disposal, sales or copyrights you may contact LA COLLECTION at:
v.martingay@lacollection.eu
Tel : + 33 1 42 85 01 65

 

Happy Holi

Posted in Some of me with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by designldg

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“Holi Mubarak to all of You”

“Holi hai – होली”
“Let the colors of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness.”

होली (Holi), the Festival of Colors, is a spring festival mostly celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, it is observed in India and countries with large Indic diaspora populations.
The main day is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other.
In Varanasi (Benaras) and in the villages around everyone is playing with colours, it gathers people with different faiths, it is a happy moment where everyone dance and sing specific songs, it’s Holi (Holi hai).
The playful throwing of natural coloured powders has a medicinal significance, the colours are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors at this time of the year when the weather changes and causes viral fever and cold.
Usually people start using fans after Holi, from now the heat will start rising up untill it will become “unbearable” again…

 

“LIGHTS OF BENARAS” – A Photography Exhibition

Posted in 7 - Events, Publications & Press with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2010 by designldg

Katy Sroussy
Présente

“LUMIERES DE BENARES”
Une exposition évènement
de
LAURENT GOLDSTEIN

Du 5 au 7 Novembre 2010
Vernissage samedi 6 novembre 2010
de 16h30 à 20h30

Ce moment sera filmé par Stéphane Ferrara pour les besoins de son film retraçant le parcours et la vie de Laurent.
Ce sera également l’occasion de présenter une sélection de photos du livre réalisé en collaboration avec Dominique Cantien qui sera publié prochainement, et de fêter Diwali, la fête des Lumières qui marque le début de la nouvelle année en Inde.

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Katy Sroussy
Presents

“LIGHTS OF BENARAS”
A Photography Exhibition
of
LAURENT GOLDSTEIN

From the 5ft to the 7th of November 2010
Opening Saturday, the 6th of November 2010
From 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM

This moment will be shot by Stéphane Ferrara for the purpose of his movie related to the story and the life of Laurent.
It will also be the opportunity to show some pictures from the book done with Dominique Cantien which will be released soon and to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights and the begining of the Indian new year.

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Galerie 7 Parnassiens
16-18 rue Delambre / 98 boulevard Montparnasse
75014 PARIS
(Entrée par le cinema)

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• Les bénéfices de la vente des tirages photographiques de cette exposition permettront de soutenir le combat mené par Laurent pour la scolarisation des enfants de Benares et d’apporter une aide aux différentes associations combattant pour le respect des Droits de l’Homme auxquelles il collabore à travers son travail au sein de RED HALO.

• Profits from the sale of the photo prints will allow to sustain Laurent’s commitment for children education in Benares and to provide some help to a few organizations fighting for the respect of Human Rights and connected to his work through RED HALO.

 

 

With Heart and Soul

Posted in Some of me with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2010 by designldg

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“Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope, with this heavy load
Trying to, touch and reach you with,
heart and soul”
(George Harrison – Member of The Beatles, 1943-2001)

I didn’t upload any picture of me since a while even though I used to do it in order to celebrate each time you were 10 000 new more viewers on my photostream.
Today you have been 301,546 Flickr viewers, 204,622 Worpress viewers and 79 033 Ipernity viewers to visit my photostreams.
Once again I want to thank you all for your kind comments and mails.
I really appreciate your support even if I can’t answer you as much as I would like because of the bad internet connection in Benaras, the many power cuts that we have to handle during summers and the lack of time due to all my activities.
However I read everything you write which gives me an amazing energy to carry on my work in photography and which brings me strength to fulfill my commitment to those causes for Human Rights where I am involved.
Thank you all for those gifts.
Thank you, Dhanyavad, Shukriya…

This picture was shot recently by my brother Manish Gupta in the ruins of a Madrasa from the fourteenth century which stands at Hauz Khas village in South Delhi.
It was at the end of the afternoon and the weather became cool with a few raindrops, auspicious signs of the end of summer and the forthwith begining of the rainy season.

Life According a Dream

Posted in Banarsi (Portraits) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2009 by designldg

Life According a Dream

“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans.
And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate.
It’s just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there.
Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn’t have expected.”
(Ben Okri – Nigerian author, 1959)

I met this boy last Saturday on a ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
He asked for a picture, I did several and I showed him, then he asked for chocolate and I gave him a candy which was kept in my pocket.
Deep in his eyes there is my reflection as I was holding the camera.

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200 000 Celebrity Bites…!!!

Posted in Some of me with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2009 by designldg

200 000 Celebrity Bites...!!!

Thank you so much for passing by so often. Today your are 200 223 Flickr viewers, 71 057 WordPress viewers, 61 770 Ipernity viewers and many form Facebook to have been visiting my photostreams.

Your precious comments and your kind support are my energy to carry on this work.

I am not the photographer of this picture, it was shot a few decades ago, I was a kid then biting a “Elle” cover magazine with Liz Taylor on it.

It says in French “Liz se fait une beauté à Paris” and “Comment défatiguer votre écolier?” which means in English “Liz comes to prettify herself in Paris” and “How to untire your schoolboy?”

All this is about celebrity bites but for me YOU are the celebrities right now…!!!

Thank you for your words and for reading mine.

Namaste to all of you.

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“Exposition 5 Photographes 25 Photos” a photo exhibition

Posted in 7 - Events, Publications & Press with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2009 by designldg

“EXPOSITION 5 PHOTOGRAPHES 25 PHOTOs" a photo exhibition“Exposition 5 Photographes 25 Photos”
A Photography exhibition
at
Galerie SPARTS
41, rue de Seine
75006 Paris – France
22nd to 31st October 2009
Opening the 22nd of October