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Self-portrait.

Posted: November 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Self-portrait.

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I was in Rome walking near Viale dei Condotti where the best fashion designers show their collection to people coming from all over the world. I saw a sign Todo o Nada – Mario Testino and I was so excited to discover his exhibition.

Mario Testino is one of the world’s most celebrated photographers. His pictures of Princess Diana and Kate Moss are amazing.

The exhibition show 54 pictures by Mario Testino which reveal two opposing directions in his work: fashion and the nude. He says:” The pictures start fully clothed and end naked. But where does fashion photography end and portraiture begin?”

“I like strong, independent women. Women who, despite their strength, never lose their femininity and who don not use their beauty as a tool. Women with personality who can reflect their own desires and ours”.

You can see the exhibition until 23 November at Palazzo Ruspoli in Rome.

Every edition of London Fashion Week is so exciting. Next year I will also attend Milan Fashion Week, I am becoming so addictive of fashion catwalk…

 

 

Obama was in London between 24 and 26 May and so many protests by the muslims happened in these days. American and English people were excited to see the US President on the street of London, going to Westminster Abbey, the National Gallery, Backingham Palace and the Parliament.

Tension was high for security reasons but everything was well done.

 

Yesterday, I had a really nice shooting with the collective of musicians F-ire, so much fun.

In 2009 I travelled more than 3 months in India and Nepal to document the situation of the Tibetan refugees after 50 years the Dalai Lama was the first Tibetan escaped from Tibet to India. I would like to show some pictures taken in Tibetan schools in Indi a. This is only one chapter of a wider reportage which cover Tibetan hospital, settlement, old people homes, buddhist monasteries.

From its humble beginning forty nine years ago, Tibetan Children’s Village has today become a thriving, integrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for hundreds of those escaping from Tibet every year. It has established branches in India extending from Ladakh in the North to Bylakuppe in South, with about 17000 children under its care. The Mission of Tibetan Children’s Villages (TCV) – an integrated charitable organization – is to ensure that all Tibetan children under its care receive a sound education, a firm cultural identity and become self-reliant and contributing members of the Tibetan community and the world at large. TCV provide parental care and love, develop a sound understanding of Tibetan identity and culture, provide effective modern and Tibetan education, child -centered learning atmosphere in the schools, environment for physical and intellectual growth, suitable and effective life and career guidance for social and citizenship skills.
At the request of H.H the Dalai Lama, the Government of India, in 1961, established the Tibetan Schools Society (now called Central Tibetan Schools Administration), an autonomous body regulated by the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development, to manage and assist schools in India for the education of the children of Tibetan refugees. There are 28 CTSA schools whose enrolment is currently about 10000 students.

In India they are two main education institutions for Tibetan refugees, TCV, Tibetan Children’s Village and the Central Tibetan Schools Administration. But they are also several monastic schools and universities spread in the 39 refugee settlement in India.