Underwater Meuseums

Pictures taken underwater are all about breaking barriers in some cases. We all want cool pictures, yeah, but it is also about getting uncomfortable, without a specific expensive camera it can be tough. Getting in the water and making the most out of this fragile time frame that allows for the most captivating setting to be utilized. I was able to take some photos with an iPhone 6 protected by a case made by Lifeproof©. It works! Thanks to that case we were able to capture some moments playing under a mid sized ocean cruiser in the Channel Islands.

A place to plan to go soon is off of the coast of Spain to an actual Underwater Museum. Yes, and it is slightly creepy but it is more breathtakingly beautiful. Jason deCaires Taylor has made several lists for his work including this website which list the top ten underwater photographers in the world.

http://www.topteny.com/top-10-best-underwater-photographers-in-the-world/

“Jason deCaires Taylor is an award winning underwater photographer, underwater naturalist and he is also a qualified diving instructor. He is the creator of the first underwater sculpture park in the world and it was founded in 2006 to be considered by National Geographic as one of the top 25 Wonders of the World. Jason deCaires Taylor aims to encourage marine conservation and environmental awareness through his underwater public art projects. He transforms his art or sculptures from dead objects to living coral reefs by submerging them in the ocean.”

If you enjoy seeing underwater art check out @underwaterwednesdays on instagram as well. They were so kind as to feature one of my ameteur photos and they have something new and inspiring every week.

Cheers to those underwater creatives!

                        

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The Salt of The Earth – A documentary that takes you across the world evoking emotion and inspiring change

Nothing is more valuable or worth our time than moments that change our prospective on the world and inspire us to grow. Whether it be quality time with  friends or taking the initiative to educate ourselves  on a subject we didn’t know about before. It is something to think about how our world would be if we strived to be the best version of ourselves for the progress of the human race. We are capable of love, compassion, growth and things we might think impossible. We can have the life we want, as soon as we stop thinking only about ourselves.

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Sebastião Selgado is photographer and photo journalist that is known for his intense and captivating photos of the human condition all over the world. His photos can take us back to the beginning of time with his ability to find places in this world today that have been untouched. Salgado would spend decades at a  time in places with no contact with the outside world, immersing himself in environments overcome with starvation, genocides, war violence and famine. Traveling to over 100 countries,  Salgado has been able to rediscover tribes of indigenous peoples and live amongst those who have no records of existence since the Bible. Salgado is the founder of the Institute De Terra in Brasil where he and his wife had replanted an entire rainforest in the Valley of The River Doce as a project after much of the land in the area was devastated by a drought. You can click on the link here and see what has managed to be done within in 15 years with this project.http://www.institutoterra.org

Salgado’s last project Genesis, was devoted to inspiring those to see how important it is to protect the world we live in.

This is a documentary that is inspiring, moving and may inspire one to look at the world through different lenses. The link to the trailer is below.

We can take a picture that communicates, one where we can see the problems and the people from around the world. We show the people of Bangladesh to others so they can understand them. I have tried to bring about better communication between people. I believe that humanitarian photography is like economics. Economy is a kind of sociology, as is documentary photography. – Sebastiao Salgad

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Serra Pelada Mine Worker in Brasil 1986 

Mine Workers- Sebstião Salgado

Zo’é Women in the Amazon Brasil

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Sebastião Salgado, Fallen worker: A fire fighter from the Safety Boss team knocked unconscious by a blast of gas from the wellhead, Kuwait, 1991

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Giant tortoise on the Galapagos Islands

Blinded by Sandstorms and infections, this woman waits for food distribution, Mali 1985.

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Refugees in Korem Camp, Ethiopia

Sources: http://www.icp.org/exhibitions/sebastião-salgado-genesis