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Matjaz Krivic
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Documentary photographer specialising in capturing the personality and grandeur of indigeneous people and places. For 20 years he has covered the face of the earth in his intense, personal and aesthetically moving style that has won him several prestigious awards. He has made the road his home, and most of the time you can find him traveling with his camera somewhere between Sahara and Himalaya.
Documentary photographer specialising in capturing the personality and grandeur of indigeneous people and places. For 20 years he has covered the face of the earth in his intense, personal and aesthetically moving style that has won him several prestigious awards. He has made the road his home, and most of the time you can find him traveling with his camera somewhere between Sahara and Himalaya.

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Glad to be among finalists of the +LensCulture  Portrait Awards 2016
+Matjaz Krivic  ‪#‎portraitawards‬ #portrait   #miner   #diggingthefuture   #burkinafaso   #smoking  

https://www.lensculture.com/2016-lensculture-portrait-award-winners
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"Earth Temples" on +Maptia 
Thanks to Maptia team for the exposure.
+Matjaz Krivic +Jonny Miller  #earthtemples   #hasselbladXPan   #filmphotography   #panoramicphotography  

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+LensCulture on +Instagram @krivicmatjaz

Digging the Future
My friend Arzuma, a 28-years old miner in the artisanal gold mine of Djunga in Burkina Faso. He took a #GoPro camera with him as he dissapeared into the hot, humid, narrow, claustrophobic pits, some up to 60 meters deep to dig for gold. I want to thank Arzuma and other miners in the gold mines of #burkinafaso, for showing me and the world the inhumane circumstances they work and live in.

Digging the Future
What sort of a future does a miner in northeastern Burkina Faso have - as he breaths the black earth full of poisonous lead, day in, day out, bringing bags full of stones from the depths of the incredibly narrow shafts of the artisan gold mines - some up to 60 meters deep? 
Anything that keeps him from thinking about today or tomorrow. 
While grinding the ore, heavy metals attack his lungs, find their way into the soil under his feet and into his drinking water. The mercury and cyanide he needs to extract the gold, which in turn shines for the clients, destroy his body and poison the soil he depends on forever. 
About 15,000 miners work in the area just around Bani. A third of them are children. They are the children of the mines. Most of which have never been to school. For many of them, the mines are their only home. The International Labor Organisation considers mining one of the worst forms of child labour owing to the immediate risks and long-term health problems it presents with exposure to dust, toxic chemicals and heavy metals on top of back-breaking manual labor.
To see photos from Digging the Future series, please visit: www.lensculture.com/articles/matjaz-krivic-digging-the-future
#Lensculture   #Instagram  +Matjaz Krivic  #gold   +GoPro  #diggingthefuture  
 

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+LensCulture on +Instagram by  @krivicmatjaz

Photographing people is not only looking at faces through a lens, it is a very deep and intimate moment I establish with the person. Sometimes it is just a brief moment, other times lasting friendships have been formed. I was sitting alone along the lake Sarovar in #Amritsar in #India, admiring an old Sikh pilgrim during his ritual washing in the lake, with the Golden Temple, the most famous place of worship for the Sikhs in the background. For a moment we had had a great interaction but a few minutes later more than 30 people behind me gathered, some trying to capture the same image and I don't know which one of us was more embarrassed, he as an object of keen photographers or me for disturbing his peace of mind. 

UrbaniStan is a street photography project that explores the urban environment of the developing world. The project aims to demonstrate that the term ‘urban’ in the developing world does not necessarily mean 'modern', and aims to draw the attention of the general public to the slowly declining social values that are collapsing under the increasing pressures of modernisation. The main focus of the project is to search and explore the points where people and communities develop and entwine with the urbanity of humanity. 

To see more of my work, please visit my profile link on #Instagram @krivicmatjaz
+LensCulture +Instagram +Matjaz Krivic  #urbanistan   #streetphotography   #filmphotography  

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+LensCulture  on +Instagram @krivicmatjaz 
Digging the Future
Arzuma's 'office' is a 20 meters deep, narrow, dangerous and claustrophobic pit. The air here is thick, hot and humid with constant dust. He uses a flashlight strapped to his head as he endlessly chips ore from the walls into the space, he can barely move around in. What sort of a future does a miner in northeastern ‪#‎burkinafaso‬ have - as he breaths the black earth full of poisonous lead, day in, day out, bringing bags full of stones from the depths of the incredibly narrow shafts of the artisan gold mines - some up to 60 meters deep? 
Anything that keeps him from thinking about today or tomorrow. 
While grinding the ore, heavy metals attack his lungs, find their way into the soil under his feet and into his drinking water. The mercury and cyanide he needs to extract the gold, which in turn shines for the clients, destroy his body and poison the soil he depends on forever. 
About 15,000 miners work in the area just around Bani. A third of them are children. They are the children of the mines. Most of which have never been to school. For many of them, the mines are their only home. The International Labor Organisation considers mining one of the worst forms of child labour owing to the immediate risks and long-term health problems it presents with exposure to dust, toxic chemicals and heavy metals on top of back-breaking manual labor.
To see more of my work please visit my feed on Instagram @krivicmatjaz
+Matjaz Krivic   ‪#‎Instagram‬ ‪#‎LensCulture‬ ‪#‎DiggingtheFuture‬ ‪#‎gold‬

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The civil war in #Yemen has not only forced thousands of Yemenis to leave their homes but has also stopped the activities of international institutions to recognize the historical and architectural importance of the ancient kingdom of Sabaeans. The historical town of #Thula, 45 km north of Sanaa has been on the tentative list of UNESCO since 2002, but in these unpredictable times all activities have been halted. On a quiet street of this historical town I took a photo of young boys playing volleyball. All they want for their country and their town is peace and prosperity. They don’t want to be part of somebody else’s war, they don’t want to kill for somebody else’s goals, so killing time is all they can do.

UrbaniStan is a street photography project that explores the urban environment of the developing world. The project aims to demonstrate that the term ‘urban’ in the developing world does not necessarily mean 'modern', and aims to draw the attention of the general public to the slowly declining social values that are collapsing under the increasing pressures of modernisation. The main focus of the project is to search and explore the points where people and communities develop and entwine with the urbanity of humanity. 
To see more of my work, please visit my Instagram profile link @krivicmatjaz
+LensCulture +Instagram +Matjaz Krivic  #urbanistan   #yemen  

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+LensCulture  on +Instagram @krivicmatjaz
 
To Hindus, spiritual enlightenment has always represented the highest goal in life, the one thing that gives it meaning and purpose. The average individual, however, would need many incarnations to become enlightened, to see God, to become one with the Absolute. One way to do it is to become a sadhu, one of the 'holy men' of #India. Sadhus are expected to adopt ascetic practices, observe certain religious regulations and teach or render help to those in need. 
But in order to help they have to know what is happening around them. So after completing his morning prayers, a Sadhu in #Varanasi, sat at one of the ghats, read an Indian daily newspaper and probably realized his decision to depart from the worries if everyday's life was correct.
To see more of my work, please visit my profile link on Instagram @krivicmatjaz

+LensCulture +Matjaz Krivic  #urbanistan   #instagram  

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Hidden in the the Haraz mountains of Yemen, a number of villages embelish the terraced slopes. Their imposing architecture meets two needs, defending the villagers while leaving plenty of space for crops. The area is known as one of the best regions to grow khat, a plant, known for its stimulating effects (classified by WHO as a light drug) and most Yemeni men can’t imagine life without chewing it every day. Each village is built like a castle; the houses themselves form the wall, equipped with one or two easily defensible doors. People living in them have no idea about the age of their impressive homes, but they estimate them older than 600 years. The fog rising from the valley towards the village of Shugruf makes this fairy tale settlement even more mystical.

UrbaniStan is a street photography project that explores the urban environment of the developing world. The project aims to demonstrate that the term ‘urban’ in the developing world does not necessarily mean 'modern', and aims to draw the attention of the general public to the slowly declining social values that are collapsing under the increasing pressures of modernisation. The main focus of the project is to search and explore the points where people and communities develop and entwine with the urbanity of humanity. 
To see more of my work, please visit my profile link on Instagram @krivicmatjaz

+Matjaz Krivic +LensCulture  #urbanistan   #yemen  

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Very nice to see my "Story of a quiet Loudness - Urbanistan" published on LensCulture
+LensCulture +Matjaz Krivic 

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"Tribe - Somewhere under the Rainbow" today on Maptia

+Matjaz Krivic +Jonny Miller +Maptia  #tribe   #rainbow  
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