Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Halim Ina, Global Community Portraits, Cleveland Print Room, Humana People to People India, July 12, 2013

This past weekend a benefit was held at the Cleveland Print Room in order to raise awareness and funding for five schools for girls in Rajasthan, India. Prints were and are available for sale in different sizes and various price points. The idea is to include everyone and exclude nobody.

Should you be interested in this movement and in these images, please do get a hold of me, the photographer!

www.halimina.org
halim.ina@gmail.com




Hands, Lighter Repairman, La Habana, Cuba

In between sessions with known families in the city, we would walk around and photograph spontaneously. At times it is difficult to photograph faces, so naturally we turned to something different. Rather than taking the large camera out of the bag, the smaller camera allowed us to blend with the environment more so. This man was working on the street repairing lighters. His tools were laid out on the table, and we asked him for a photograph. He was very kind and, without being asked, held a lighter for us on his work table. A few men watched as we worked for a few minutes, then we bid everyone farewell and walked on up the street.

Unframed $250
Framed $400
Smaller Prints Available
100% of proceeds going to Schools for Girls in association with
Humana People to People India




Girl, Mentally + Physically Challenged, Western Kenya

In the middle of the day we arrived at the school. It was a beautiful complex, peaceful and full of dedicated individuals. It seemed however that they were unaware of our purpose on this day. We spent the first hour speaking to the principal, a nun and a priest, all of whom showed us total respect and courtesy. After showing them the images and recording their stories, we proceeded to the courtyard for the photography. The children were brought ever so gently by the staff to a position in front of the camera. The children were brilliant in front of the lens and impressed everyone around them. This young girl was helped by her most dedicated caretaker, and held her own in front of the lens. To this day I am enchanted by the memories of this afternoon.

Unframed $250
Framed $400
Smaller Prints Available
100% of proceeds going to Schools for Girls in association with
Humana People to People India





Luck, Village near Ankara, Turkey

Arriving in the capital after spending time in Eastern Turkey was quite the change. The two were on opposite ends of the spectrum, and we found ourselves walking in streets like in any other major city. Fortunately a young woman from the embassy arranged transportation out of the city for me. In less than one hour we were in another world, where the sounds of nature once again dominated. We pulled over to speak to an older man and asked to photograph him. He agreed and all of a sudden we found ourselves photographing a village. Most that came were men and boys, while the girls were nowhere to be found. As we packed our bags and were ready to leave, a young girl came walking up the alley from behind the house. Her smile was brilliant, and she agreed instantly to be photographed. Her name in Arabic is the feminine of 'Luck,' and that she was for us.

Unframed $450
Framed $600
Smaller Prints Available
100% of proceeds going to Schools for Girls in association with
Humana People to People India