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Space, Light and Order

Posted in Timeless Black & White with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by designldg

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“Space and light and order.
Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.”
(Le Corbusier – French Architect and city planner (born in Switzerland), 1887-1965)

This is a part othe main wall of the Secretariat building in Chandigarh, the capital of the Indian state of Punjab.
It is a long horizontal concrete slab form of 254 meters long and 42 meters high which was designed by the French (born Swiss) architect and urban planner, Le Corbusier, in the 1950s.
The building is composed of six eight storeyed blocks separated by expansion joints and bears close resemblance to the Marseilles apartment block.
The façade of the building gives a sculptural appearance with exposed concrete ramps, perforated with small square windows dominating the front and rear views.
The building façade is provided with projects for sun control.

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No Child Labor

Posted in Human Rights Violations with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2011 by designldg

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“Rights of the children are not questionable.
Child labor is not negotiable.
Child labor is the worst form of modern slavery.
Whatever excuse people may have, employing kids full-time is child labor.”

 

Recently I saw those words on a wall in Sarnath, at the entrance of of the place where His Holiness the Dalai Lama was giving his teachings.
This is the reason why it is also writen in Tibetan.

 

Yesterday was “World Day Against Child Labour”.
Around 115 million boys and girls under the age of 18 are involved in hazardous child labour.
Making a change is possible.
In India both employers and trade unions are actively involved in the fight against child labour, especially when it comes to keeping children out of hazardous work.

 

There shouldn’t be only one “World Day Against Child Labour”, we should think about this everyday…
Anyone who sees or knows a case of childlabor and doesn’t interfere becomes a sinner of complicity.
This year you are more than one million viewers to have visited my websites on Facebook, Flickr, WordPress and Ipernity, I am humbly asking you to think about this madness.
There is a child in each of us, it is easy to remember that once we were children as well…
We need to work together.
A child must be in school only and we need to educate the mothers as well.
Child labor is really not negotiable.

 

(As I wrote many times this file with pictures standing against Human Rights Violations and Human trafficking gets many comments and mails from people who don’t understand why I am raising my voice for this purpose.
The reason is that I should not have to justify those pictures nor my words as child labor is absolutly wrong and besides I truly think that there is no deal nor concession to make with providers or users of child labor.
Uploading those pictures is not a lack of respect to India nor to its traditions, the rest of my photostream shows my respect and true love for the country.
Of course I understand that this can be disturbing for those who are so used to have children working for them or to those for whom this is such a common thing that it became normal to see this without feeling anything wrong about it.)

 

Give a second thought about this…

 

www.ilo.org/global/meetings-and-events/events/world-day-a…

 

 

As Sacrifice

Posted in Hinduism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by designldg

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“Some offer their wealth, their austerity, and their practice of yoga as sacrifice, while the ascetics with strict vows offer their study of scriptures and knowledge as sacrifice.”
(Bhagavad Gita)

Since a few weeks those sadhus are staying at Darabhanga Ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
The building of this ghat is a palace which was made by the king of Darabhanga from the Indian state of Bihar, it is now being restored into a luxurious hotel.
Beneath its wall several paintings showing a few gods and saints are preventing people to use this place as a bathroom and allowed this ghat to become clean again.
There is a kind of irony to see those men living there now…

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Uncovered Dreams

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2009 by designldg

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“In dreams we see ourselves naked and acting our real characters, even more clearly than we see others awake.”
(Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) – American author, poet, naturalist, historian, philosopher and leading transcendentalist)

This is one more picture of Anand holding an embroidered throw in pure wool with patterns inspired by the Mughal designs which are on the Taj Mahal (RED HALO – Winter 2009-10).
This amazing wall stands at the upper terrace which is on the top of our office in Varanasi (Benaras) were I can shoot with a natural light.

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The Thirsty Dragonfly

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by designldg

The Thirsty Dragonfly

 

Until monsoon defenitely comes, those days are the hotest of the year in North India and it’s too darn hot in Varanasi (Benaras).
Next to the police station which is in the chawk, there is tap on a wall.
If you don’t read Hindi you might not be able to know that there is a pure cold water waiting for you there.
It says “shoudh (pure) sheetal (cool) thanda (cold) jal (water)”.
It is a mix of Hindi and Sanskrit which dwells with emphasis in order to insist on the freshness of this water.
This wall which looks a theatre set keeps the most precious treasure of the city, many are coming there, even the dragonfly is thirsty…

Studies Under Way

Posted in The artwork and the artist with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2009 by designldg

Studies Under Way

 

This is another picture shot in the new workshop of my friend Durga in Varanasi (Benaras).

Those studies in progress pinned on a wall are part of a new topic about hijras, those members of “the third gender”, neither man nor woman. 
Durga Charan Das is a young painter living in the “City of Lights”, he is painting amazing bodies making love or sometimes alone but always with sensuality and strength, with something special that reminds a lot of Eugene Delacroix’s work…
Durga has already won several prestigious awards in India and now exhibitions of his work are starting in Europe.

For more explanations concerning hijras you may see those pictures
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