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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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#Cambodia finally convicted the two remaining living Khmer Rouge former leaders yesterday, bringing much needed closure to the Cambodian people. Last December I had visited Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, former high school turned into the S-21 detention, torture and execution centre in Phnom Penh—what a horrible place! 

I'd like to share some of my pictures with you here.
Portfolio and website of Art Zaratsyan, a Vancouver-based international assignment and editorial photographer specializing in humanitarian, social-documentary and world photography.
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#Cambodia finally convicted the two remaining living Khmer Rouge former leaders yesterday, bringing much needed closure to the Cambodian people. Last December I had visited Tuol Sleng #Genocide Museum, former high school turned into the S-21 detention, torture and execution centre in Phnom Penh—what a horrible place! 

I'd like to share some of my pictures with you here.
Portfolio and website of Art Zaratsyan, a Vancouver-based international assignment and editorial photographer specializing in humanitarian, social-documentary and world photography.
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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?

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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—

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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These are the portraits of the people behind the economic development effort in #Ethiopia by HOPE International Development Agency: their staff and the members of the communities they support. Fall in love with them like I have, and join me in support for their cause.

HOPE International Development Agency is an international not-for-profit organization based in New Westminster, BC, Canada. Their mission is to improve the supply of basic human necessities for those in need in the developing world, and to challenge, educate, and involve North Americans on development issues. Their many projects provide the world’s poor with clean water and sanitation. They help struggling farmers develop sustainable agriculture. They provide education and literacy programs for children in need. They offer emergency and rehabilitation services in zones of disaster and war. And they aid with the reduction of spread of AIDS and HIV.
Portfolio and website of Art Zaratsyan, a Vancouver-based international assignment and editorial photographer specializing in humanitarian, social-documentary and world photography.
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Art Zaratsyan is a Vancouver-based international humanitarian, social-documentary and world photographer, working on assignment for editorial, commercial and NGO clients.

Having taken time off his successful career as a video game programmer, Art now follows his first passion, photography, striving to help make a positive difference in the world.

Art speaks fluent English and French in addition to his native languages, Armenian and Russian, and is currently working on improving his Spanish.

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