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  • December28th

    ZORIAH - zoriah.net blog

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    > Zoriah Wins Grand Prize, PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award for
    > Photography - Famine in Kenya
    > Posted: 22 Dec 2009 11:12 AM PST
    > I am happy to announce that I have recently won the grand prize in
    > the PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards for my work documenting the
    > Kenian Famine. For those of you that are not yet aware of
    > PhotoPhilanthropy please follow the link and enjoy all the wonderful
    > work they showcase. I usually do not spend my time and money
    > entering contests, but since PhotoPhilanthropy does not charge
    > photographers to enter photographs and has a really wonderful
    > mission statement, it was the one and only contest I entered in this
    > year.
    > PhotoPhilanthropy received 219 photo stories from 187 photographers
    > residing in 30 countries around the world. “(Zoriah’s) work stood
    > out for its beauty, story telling and image quality. Each and every
    > one of (his) photos came together to beautifully capture the essence
    > of the story and depict the subject in a way that is honest and
    > inspirational.”
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    > From Zoriah:
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    > I would like to thank all of the refugees who are pictured in this
    > photo series, and the millions who are not. I hope this work will
    > do something to alleviate your suffering or prevent these situations
    > from happening to others in the future. My thanks to the IRC for
    > their work to help mitigate the suffering of refugees and for
    > granting me access and logistical support to do my work in their
    > camps.
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    > Suffering from drought and famine, a mother holds her severely
    > malnourished infant during treatment in the IRC’s Kakuma Main Hospital
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    > Refugees reach for one of the few remaining food aid vouchers
    > being handed out by IRC staff.
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    > IRC staff process food aid for distribution to hungry refugees.
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    > A malnourished child is measured in a make-shift, wooden measuring
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    > Workers mix grains and oil, a food staple given in emergency
    > situations, in a feeding center’s back room
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    > Despite the IRC’s best efforts and with a limited budget, there is
    > often not enough food to go around and refugees must buy rice from
    > local shops who divide large bags of it into small, daily portions
    > that are easier for them to afford.
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    > An IRC staff member helps a mother lower her baby into a weighing
    > harness, allowing them to keep track of the childs weight and
    > provide properly for his/her nutritional needs.
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    > A young boy cries in front of a feeding center as food rations are
    > given out to refugees suffering from famine and drought.
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    > A refugee walks through an IRC Camp during an unexpected rain storm
    > which broke up months of drought.
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    > Grass breaks through the dry, cracked earth after the regions first
    > rainstorm in several months, giving hope to refugees and IRC staff
    > that better times will come.
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  • December27th

    ZORIAH - zoriah.net blog

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    G.M.B Akash - Ship Breaking in Pakistan

    Posted: 24 Dec 2009 08:54 PM PST
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    Congratulations to Zoriah.net contributor G.M.B Akash for winning the
    prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year award.  Since his last post
    here, Akash has been busy with a cover story for  Geo, a cover photo on
    the Guardian and as usual, winning more awards than anyone I know.  I am
    very pleased to present Akash’s recent, award winning work on Ship Breaking
    in Pakistan.

    From Akash:

    Ships are purchased and then demolished in ship breaking yards and sent to
    steel re-rolling mills for reuse as raw material for production of steel.
    Currently, the international ship demolition market is centered on the
    Indian subcontinent, while a large number of tankers find their way to
    scrap yards in Pakistan and Bangladesh,

    The workers in Gaddani, Pakistan are mostly Pashtu people from the Northern
    Territories close to the Afghan border.  They are seasonal workers,
    spending the other part of their time working as farmers in their
    homelands.  They are quite poor and what you would call fundamentalists in
    their Islamic believes.  They are hard workers, tall, strong, and proud
    yet  soft spoken.

    If you are interested in purchasing, licensing or reprinting this story,
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    visiting his website.
     
     
     

     

       
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  • December27th

    Google Alert - johnnycolt

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  • December26th

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  • December21st

    Everywhere

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  • December18th

    THIRTEEN - part 1 - EMT

    Posted in: Blog, Writing

    my eyes open, it feels like i have been run through the stomach with a flaming spear. my ears are dead. the EMT hovering over me hasn’t had a shave in days. i am strapped down to a gurney. the wires, cables and cords inside the ambulance are swaying like the branches of a willow tree. The EMT is talking on a phone attached to the wall of the ambulance. he looks stressed. i hear nothing and everything goes from fuzzy to black and the pain goes away. i go away. There is nothing. just the abyss.

    my eyes open, indescribable pain, feel like i have been shot in the stomach. the EMT stares me in the face. We must be only 3 inches apart nose to nose. He is talking to me but i do not understand a word. a cabinet in the ceiling flies open and medical supplies spread like confetti. i can read the cursing on the EMT’s lips. grabbing my collar he is shaking and yelling in my deaf face when, like an arrow striking a target my ears burst open. loud. everything is so loud. the EMT screams

    EMT

    Sir, sir, what type of drugs have you been taking…..drugs ! what kind…. it is important i know what type

    with what feels like the strength it must take those Irish fuckers to throw those telephone poles in the highland games i unleash one word

    ME

    THIRTEEN

    EMT

    Thirteen pills? What kind of pills sir…

    fuzzy to black i fall back - the sweet abyss - a total blank - once again i am completely gone.

    my eyes open, the pain is back. this time i can hear and i am sure i can talk. the EMT is on the phone calling in my stats when The sound of the drivers voice comes barreling through the chaos. the conversation on the phone has jumped from vitals to directions. for a second i watch the willow tree of medical supplies swaying and then it hits me hard. WHAT THE FUCK, i am dying. right now. And these son of a bitches are lost. This realization pulls me into a solid consciousness. My head pops up and i yell

    You guys are fucking lost?

    slamming down the phone the EMT says in an authoritative voice.

    We just got turned around

    Turned around my lilly white ass you cock-suckers, i twist sideways and the straps pull tight. It feels like someone is turning the sword in my belly. Hey driver where the fuck are we!

    DRIVER

    Heading north on Piedmont ( shouts )

    ME

    Turn left at the Gold Club

    DRIVER

    The what club? ( shouts even louder)

    ME

    Just turn left between the huge strip club and the MARTA train station on Lindbergh - when that dead ends -  it will put you out near the hospital

    DRIVER

    Got it!

    i take my first real look around. The ambulance is a stone cold dump. This thing hasn’t been used since the eighties. The EMT suddenly dives into my face

    EMT

    Sir, it is very important you stay conscious - serve abdominal trauma and loss of consciousness can lead to a coma so s-t-a-y with me O.K.

    a coma? you gotta be shitting me. Your fucking A right i will stay with ya. I think about my kids. i hope they are o.k. The EMT is looking for something he clearly cannot find. He complains nonstop about the condition of the ambulance and apparently their is a piece of standard operating equipment that is sorely needed to help me and the thing, this THING is no where to be found. a coma suddenly seems like an alternative to the combination of massive pain mixed with a comedy of errors.

    DRIVER

    Hold on!

    A hard and fast left turn frees my mind to wander off…………. I begin to image myself a combat soldier wounded in the line of duty. The swaying of the ambulance at high speed helps me pretend i am in a chopper over Vietnam. i was shot in the stomach by a twelve year old NVC boy and the fresh face kid who was all i had left of my squad had successfully called in our EVAC. Looking down over the landing rails of the helicopter i can see through tracer bullets from small arms fire that hordes of malnourished NVC are cutting through our purple signal smoke and are over running our position. Thank god’ we just made it out.

    the sands of my mind shift a bit more…….

    i land on tour. the year before my band TRAIN and i performed for the troops at all the main military bases in the U.S, and Hawaii. This was during the early stages of the second Iraqi war. It was an amazing experience and i was exposed to the loss of life that comes with being in the military at times of direct conflict. Before my mind can make any sense of these thoughts and why i would be thinking about them while dying in the back of an ambulance the sound of the siren slices my skull and i hear the EMT saying into the phone we are ETA 2 minutes out with an overdose victim………………..  i feel my self falling backward again off the cliff and into the sweet inky black i go possibly forever.

  • December14th

    CiliaActuationPlot

    Posted in: Blog

    CiliaActuationPlot

  • December13th

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    Posted in: Blog

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  • December13th

    DUEL fotoshow - colt & paul natkin - hanging now

    Posted in: Events

    December 13, 2009toJanuary 4, 2010
    December 13, 2009toJanuary 4, 2010

    San Francisco coffee - morning side - Atlanta

  • December7th

    Chips of failure

    Posted in: Blog

    Drippy at best

    Water resting atop liquid latex
    Smothered by rusty can

    Chips of failure fall from the building that couldn’t stand the time - the forces of nature
    Lashing and laughing with heady wine

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