Fidel, La Habana e a amizade do pobo galego con Cuba

Fidel e Fraga Iribarne en La Habana, 28 setembro de 1991. A dereita do comandante está Vicente López de la Hidalga, e a esquerda Gunmersindo Rico, embaixador de España e Fraga Iribarne. Tambén se pode ver perto de La Hidalga a Alfonso Paz Andrade.

Fidel e Fraga Iribarne en La Habana, 28 setembro de 1991. A dereita do comandante está Vicente López de la Hidalga, e a esquerda Gunmersindo Rico, embaixador de España e Fraga Iribarne. Tamén se pode ver perto de La Hidalga a Alfonso Paz Andrade.

Fidel e Fraga Iribarne en La Habana, 28 setembro de 1991. A dereita do comandante está Vicente López de la Hidalga, e a esquerda Gunmersindo Rico, embaixador de España e Fraga Iribarne. O encontro entre ambos políticos vira da mán do galego de Ourense Eduardo Barreiros que residía na illa exiliado do seu país de orixe. Dacordo aos meus apuntes na libreta de campo por alí estuveron os xornalistas Manuel Rivas, Alberto Avendaño, Oscar París, e outros que viron de Galicia para cubrir a visita. Entre 1989 e 1991 vivín en La Habana levando a cabo o proxecto “Cuba o último bastión, a loita dun pobo” que acadaría o Fotopres de La Caixa. Aquela iniciativa partira de conversas con Xosé Manuel García Crego e a asociación de Amigos do pobo cubano en Vigo. Houbo moita xente impicada naquel proxecto do que se publicou un cartafol de imaxes en branco e negro cunha pequena exposición nunha sala do Concello de Vigo na praza da Princesa. A miña prezada colega e amiga Maria Xose Porteiro tivo moita complicidade naquel proxecto asi como outras persoas e amigos que traballaron arreo na transición a democracia e das que a mesma historia xa as ten esquecidas. Posiblemente un libro deste proxecto algún día.
© Delmi Alvarez

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“Transmigrants”

nea-vysaaTransmigrantes é un proxecto de fotografía documental (2003-2016) sobre a emigración a Europa por persoas ou grupos de persoas procedentes de Asia e África que foxen da miseria, fame ou conflitos bélicos nos seus respectivos países de orixe. Este proxecto podería ser un máis dos que xa existen e pretende que coa entrega de cada serie de imaxes o espectador razoe e xulgue desde a súa perspectiva persoal uns feitos que actualmente ocorren e que xa son parte da historia da humanidade. O fin que se persegue é o educacional, como unha mostra máis do que a fotografía documental pode aportar ás diversas ciencias para o seu estudo e como testemuños dunha época do século que vivimos.

O proxecto: http://www.delmialvarez.com/transmigrants/

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Encontros de fotografía nadal 2016

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Seminarios/Obradoiros de fotoxornalismo e fotografía documental con Delmi Alvarez

Delmi Alvarez lanza unha proposta para profesores, educadores, asociacións, fotógrafos emerxentes, estudantes e curadores de fotografía interesados en organizar seminarios/obradorios de fotoxornalismo e fotografía documental en Galicia entre o 26 e o 30 de Nadal 2016.
Cada Encontro: máximo 3 horas
Lugar: En calquer punto da xeografía galega
Organiza: os grupos interesados
Participantes: mínimo de 10
Obxectivos dos encontros: falar de fotografía, plantexar e resolver dúbidas, crear bo ambente de discurso fotográfico.
Temática: A edición gráfica, producción das grandes reportaxes documentais (foto e video).
Proxección dunha selección de imaxes do último proxecto documental Transmigrants 2003-2016
Revisión de cartafoles

Para máis info contactar con delmi

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As dous Galizas

“E unha parte do pobo impuxo a súa decisión de converter ao país nun páramo de lingua e cultura, mentres a outra asimilou, entendendo que o proceso seguía e que o páramo sería unha realidade. Hai dous Galizas, a dos que se quedan e a dos que se van”.

Do proxecto Galegos na Diáspora 1989-2009
Imaxe no libro: emigrantes galegos suben a un ALSA en París. © Delmi Alvarez/ Galegos na Diáspora.screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-9-36-00-am

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Digging for Gold, photo exhibition at Yale University

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Opening reception for a documentary photography exhibition of the socio-ecological impacts of gold mining in Peru, Mozambique, Romania, Spain, Greece, Burkina Faso, and the Philippines. On display in the atrium of Kroon Hall.

David Gonzalez (MEM ’15) will speak about his summer researching the health impacts of mercury use in gold mining in Madre de Dios, Peru. Hyacinthe Nare (MEM ’15) will explain the rise of the gold rush in Burkina Faso, since the 2003 Mining Code passed to promote investment in mining.

Co-sponsored by The Earth Institute at Columbia University and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

About the Photographers
Larry C. Price is an award-winning documentary photographer and multimedia journalist based in Dayton, Ohio. Larry spent much of his career in newspaper journalism as a photographer and an editor. A native Texan and journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, Larry worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in the early 1980s. He won the Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography for his coverage of the 1980 coup d’état in Liberia in West Africa. The assignment was his first trip out of the United States and had a profound effect on his outlook on other cultures. Larry won a second Pulitzer Prize for his photography in El Salvador and Angola in 1985. He was among the first to photograph the pre-Taliban period in Afghanistan following the 1989 pullout of Soviet troops.
Price reported on child labor in gold mining in Burkina Faso and the Philippines on behalf of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting ebook Tarnished: The True Cost of Gold.

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated and award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. The Amazon Gold Project consists of images that witness the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold. The result of the devastation will create consequences on a global scale. Ron Haviv traveled along Peru’s Madre de Dios River to reveal the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest. The valuable Amazon rainforest is not only being stripped of life, but also forever poisoned with mercury, a by-product of the illegal mining practices. Left in the wake are almost surreal images of once extraordinary beauty turned into hellish wasteland.

Haviv shot images of illegal gold mining and deforestation in Peru for the documentary film Amazon Gold (2012)

Delmi Álvarez is a photojournalist and filmmaker based in Brussels covering Editorial & Documentary photography of social affairs, environment and human rights. He covered the conflict in Yugoslavia (1991-93) and the lives of Cubans (1990-91), for which he received the FOTOPRESS award in Barcelona. Delmi covers daily news in the European institutions and EU countries for wired News Service ZUMAPRESS, Corbis images and El Pais. He is also working on a long-term project on the Galician Diaspora, which includes three documentaries broadcast on Televisión de Galicia (TVG) of persons living in the diaspora in Africa, Venezuela, and Russia. Delmi is a dedicated lecturer at colleges and photography schools participating in educational projects for the understanding of photojournalism.

Alvarez documented gold mega mining sites in Greece, Spain, and Romania that use cyanide; part of a long-term project In the Name of Gold.

Robin Hammond is a winner of the W.Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the RF Kennedy Journalism Award, and the recipient of four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism, amongst other awards. He has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world through long-term photographic projects. Born in New Zealand, Robin has lived in Japan, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. He is currently based in Paris.

Hammond’s The Price of Gold captured the lives of Zimbabwean miners in Mozambique, where toxic mercury used to extract gold poses health risks to rivers and diggers.

Sophie Young

More info: http://environment.yale.edu/calendar/listing/8512

Rapa de Sabucedo

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Rapa das bestas in Sabucedo, Galiza. Credit image © 2014 Delmi Alvarez

Two garranos salvajes (Equus ferus atlanticus) fight during the annual Rapa das Bestas in Sabucedo, A Estrada, Galiza, Spain, on July 5, 2014. The annual round up of wild horses, known as Rapa das bestas (taming of the animals) is an ancient Galician celebration with over 400 years of tradition, held for four days in which men and women (aloitadores) fight with wild horses on the ground with his hands to cut their manes and tails. The garrano salvaje (Equus ferus atlanticus) is an ancient, primitive equid, which should take about 20,000 years inhabiting the galician forests, and a specie endangered due to the lack of a management program of the Galician government Xunta de Galicia, whitout any protection, and other problems arising from the implementation of a microchip in the skin.