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foto//friday . Japan Relief Poster

We have all been devastated by the news, images, and videos that we have seen coming out of Japan today. If you are like me, I am always trying to think about what I can do in these situations, using what gifts I have to help in some way (even if it is a seemingly small manner). So today I created an 11×17 poster.

There have been a number of relief poster projects that have surfaced after major disasters (Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti Earthquake…), but I don’t know of anything for Japan yet. Here is what I am going to do. I will offer this poster for purchase, with all of the proceeds going to TEAM (the organization I work for) who has over 100 workers in Japan.

Suggested donation: $15


Help Japan / Aid Projects | Colossal - March 13, 2011 - 1:44 pm

[...] Japan Relief Poster print by rojo foto. $15 poster, 100% donated. [...]

[...] On another note, my friend Rob Johnson has put his artistic skills to use for Japan. He is giving 100% of proceeds to the relief efforts. See his work here. [...]

[...] Japan Relief Poster print by rojo foto. $15 poster, 100% donated. [...]

Help: Japan - Green Orange - March 15, 2011 - 1:07 pm

[...] Japan Relief Poster print by rojo foto. $15 poster, 100% donated. [...]

Diseños para ayudar a Japón | Yorokobu - March 16, 2011 - 4:45 am

[...] Robert Johnson ha creado este cartel cuya donación sugerida es de 15 dólares. Los beneficios irán a TEAM,  una misión evangélica con 100 trabajadores en Japón. [...]

[...] Japan Relief Poster by rojo foto. $15 poster, 100% donated [...]

S.O.S. Japon « Albherto's Blog - March 19, 2011 - 3:24 am

[...] Robert Johnson ha creado este cartel cuya donación sugerida es de 15 dólares. Los beneficios irán a TEAM,  una misión evangélica con 100 trabajadores en Japón. [...]

[...] Japan Relief Poster by rojo foto. $15 poster, 100% donated. [...]

[...] DurczokSamuel Bednar, Help is on the wayPeter JaworowskiPaulo Chanquet, #helpjapanHugo GallipoliRojo Foto, Nippon If you enjoyed this article please consider sharing it! Post comment Click [...]

[...] I also have more posters if you are interested in making a donation to Japan relief! [...]

foto//friday . Nepal

I have been wrapping up the next issue of TEAMHorizons. That means that I have been looking at a lot of photos as I finalize the layout of Volume 6 Issue 1 featuring stories from Nepal and Sweden. Over the last few weeks the foto//friday posts have included various shots from Nepal, but I wanted to share a few more from my time there. From the hospitals in Chaurjahari and Dadeldhura, the training classes in Kathmandu, and the English classes in Surkhet, I was really moved by this trip…most of my trips touch me on some level, but this trip was really amazing. Sorry for the long post, but enjoy these shots.

Kirsty - March 22, 2011 - 7:13 pm

Wow amazing!

foto//friday . terraces

All that I am looking at these days are images from Nepal and Sweden. The next TEAMHorizons magazine deadline is looming over my head (next Wednesday to be exact) and I am busy tweaking my layouts and even second guessing my photo edit. I’ll probably be doing that until the actual file-in moment. I can’t wait to put together a whole Nepal post and Sweden post. But until then…here is another single image.

The mountain roads are constant switchback curves climbing up out of or descending back into the valleys in between mountains. There are no guardrails, and the oncoming passenger busses, traveling faster than you would want to be going, keep pushing other cars and trucks to the absolute edge of the road. But the view is breathtaking. The lines in this photos are almost hypnotizing. Follow the small snaking footpath, or the gorge cutting down through the terraces created for their crops. If you live in a mountainous region, you will always find a way to survive!

foto//friday . hands

These two images each a focus on the hands of Nepali people, but both have a very different story. On the right, these hands, in a giving pose, have been withered from leprosy. Yet through the pain they have faithfully and tirelessly worked around the local hospital for over 40 years. The other hands are in the traditional “Namaste” pose, a respectful greeting. After the shot this lady smiled and continued walking up the mountain path that we met on.

foto//friday . Arequipa Cathedral

It has been over two years since I traveled to Peru for an article for TEAMHorizons, but I was going back through some photos and I came across this one. The Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa was complete in 1656 and through the years has stood through many earthquakes and even a couple fires. What an amazing structure on the main square of Arequipa!

This image was originally published in color as a two-page opening spread.

Maggie Fortson - February 11, 2011 - 3:31 pm

This image is gorgeous! I am so jealous of all the traveling you have experienced!

I think my favorite part about this image is the bird flying over on the left hand side. perfection.