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Remember “The Thing With Feathers”? This show-fundraiser, put together last May in support for the work of HOPE International Development Agency​ in #Cambodia and #Ethiopia, raised over $12,000—and it looks like it was put to good use. 

Here's a quick report from HOPE, verbatim, for all you good people. Thank you for your on-going support, and keep up the good work!
Remember “The Thing With Feathers”? This show-fundraiser, put together last May in support for the work of HOPE International Development Agency in Cambodia and Ethiopia, raised over $12,000—and it looks like it was put to good use.  Here's a quick report from HOPE, verbatim, for all you good people. Thank you for your on-going support, and keep up the good work!   The Thing with FeatherS 2015 Update All proceeds from The Thing W...
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Hi all! The mandatory six months has passed and I can now publish the photos from my trip to Kenya with +Photographers Without Borders to shoot the work of ELIMU Impact Evaluation Centre.

Thank you to all those who supported this trip and made it possible. If you've contributed to the fundraiser for this trip, even if it was a dollar, let me know and I'll mail you a print of your choice from the project!
Cicily Wariu, legal aid recipient from Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre, tying her hair on the way back to work in the field. At her home in Rubingaci village near Kianyaga, Kenya. Cicily is trying to restore the ownership of her father's land, fraudulently taken over by a relative. Great grandmother of 6, Cicily has no means to pay for the legal fees, which hinders her case. Her trust in the judiciary system in Kenya is very low. Decem...
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Walking through the ruins of #Angkor, the great capital of once magnificent empire I can't help but to wonder: are we the proverbial those who don't learn from the past, condemned to repeat it?

http://www.artzaratsyan.com/blog/ruins-of-angkor
Angkor Wat, largest religious structure in the world. In Siem Reap, Cambodia. November 24, 2013. An ancient temple in swallowed by jungle in the city of Angkor. Siem Reap, Cambodia. November 24, 2013. Carved on the walls of ruins of Angkor Wat are scenes of war—a lesson from the past? In Siem Reap, Cambodia. November 24, 2013. Walking through the ruins of the great capital of once magnificent empire I can't help but to wonder: ar...
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Let's play a game! The challenge is not to let the Relay stop, keep it going!

http://artzaratsyan.com/elimu-relay  
#fundraiser   #relay   #game     #PhotographersWithoutBorders     #Kenya  
A relay game to raise funds for the Photographers Without Borders project for Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre—donate miles for Art to get to Kianyaga!
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This December I will travel to Kianyaga, ‪Kenya, to photograph the work of Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre for Photographers Without Borders—and we need your help.

Please follow this link, read about the project and consider donating for a good cause and—why not?—earn a reward or two while you're at it! 

http://www.artzaratsyan.com/blog/photographers-without-borders

#Kenya #PhotographersWithoutBorders
Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre is doing important work in Kenya—and it needs your help. Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre, founded by McGill University Professor of Economics Matthieu Chemin in 2006, is a local NGO working in Kianyaga, Kirinyaga district in central Kenya, about 100km north of Nairobi. Kianyaga is one of the poorest places on Earth, where many of the locals, mostly ethnic Kikuyu, live their lives in destitute, unsanitary...
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How do you turn back the tide of global ‪#‎deforestation‬? Little by little.

Here's a story about one small organization that made a big difference in the #Dominican Republic.

http://www.artzaratsyan.com/blog/reforesting-the-dominican-republic
Hundreds of tiny pine trees peek their heads out of racks of planters filled with fertile organic soil mixture. In less than a few weeks these pine trees will reach 5–7 inches in height and will be removed out of their casing to be planted around the province of San José de Ocoa by ADESJO for reforestation. This project is developed in cooperation with the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry of Dominican Republic in Ricon Del P...
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Let me tell you about Koshale…

To get there you need to leave Arba Minch early in the morning. Then you drive for five and a half hours, two of them on patchwork of gravel and asphalt till you reach Geresse, a sort of a district center. After Geresse it's just dirt, blasted rock, occasional stream crossings, and—sometimes—no roads at all. At around noon you're there, but you only have about two hours until you need leave—to make it back to Arba Minch by nightfall—

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I have absoute respect for the Toyota Land Cruisers. The "African package": diesel, four-wheel-drive, two spare tires on the roof rack, steel bumpers—front and back. These babies can get you anywhere, and out of anything. On the way to Koshale, Ethiopia. January 23, 2014. Let me tell you about Koshale… To get there you need to leave Arba Minch early in the morning. Then you drive for five and a half hours, two of them on patchwork o...
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I'd like to share with you photographs of the work in #Kenya  of ELIMU Impact Evaluation Centre, shot in collaboration with +Photographers Without Borders. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did making them!

http://www.artzaratsyan.com/essays/against-the-stream/
Photos from a project for Photographers Without Borders in Kenya covering the work of Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre, who are conducting a research on the impact of legal aid on the development of the local population in the Kianyaga region, on the foothills of Kenya mountain.
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The first batch of prints for the Elimu Relay is done and drying before I sign them…

If you've donated $50 or more but haven't picked your print yet, please do so and let me know. You're in for a treat!

If you've donated less, make another one, bring it up to $50 or more and enjoy one of these as well. They're well worth it.

If you haven't donated yet—what are you waiting for?! 

http://artzaratsyan.com/elimu-relay

A #fundraiser   for @photographerswithoutborders project to help Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre in #Kenya  
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The Relay has gone metric!

Some good news for those kind folks who donated—and those who are thinking to donate too! We've finalized the budget for the Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre project and the total is much lower than we'd estimated! And, since the math wasn't as pretty in imperial units anymore—and hey, we're in Canada anyway!—we've decided to go metric. Now, your donations will be tracked in kilometres instead of miles, at a whopping low price of 1 km for 20¢.

And, the Art bobble-head is now much further ahead!

So, hey, if you were waiting to jump in and join the Relay, do so now! We're moving faster and looks like we're going to get there!

http://artzaratsyan.com/elimu-relay

Don't drop the baton!

#Kenya   #Relay   #PhotographersWithoutBorders  
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How do you turn back the tide of global ‪#deforestation? Little by little.

Here's a story about one small organization that made a big difference in the #Dominican Republic.

http://www.artzaratsyan.com/blog/reforesting-the-dominican-republic
Hundreds of tiny pine trees peek their heads out of racks of planters filled with fertile organic soil mixture. In less than a few weeks these pine trees will reach 5–7 inches in height and will be removed out of their casing to be planted around the province of San José de Ocoa by ADESJO for reforestation. This project is developed in cooperation with the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry of Dominican Republic in Ricon Del P...
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Let me tell you about Koshale…

To get there you need to leave Arba Minch early in the morning. Then you drive for five and a half hours, two of them on patchwork of gravel and asphalt till you reach Geresse, a sort of a district center. After Geresse it's just dirt, blasted rock, occasional stream crossings, and—sometimes—no roads at all. At around noon you're there, but you only have about two hours until you need leave—to make it back to Arba Minch by nightfall—

http://www.artzaratsyan.com/blog/let-me-tell-you-about-koshale
I have absoute respect for the Toyota Land Cruisers. The "African package": diesel, four-wheel-drive, two spare tires on the roof rack, steel bumpers—front and back. These babies can get you anywhere, and out of anything. On the way to Koshale, Ethiopia. January 23, 2014. Let me tell you about Koshale… To get there you need to leave Arba Minch early in the morning. Then you drive for five and a half hours, two of them on patchwork o...
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Art Zaratsyan is an Armenian-Canadian international humanitarian, documentary and world photographer, working on assignment for editorial, commercial and NGO clients.

Art follows his passion, photography, to the farthest corners of the Earth, striving to help make a positive difference in the world.

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