Monday, May 14, 2012

Give racism the red card - Folk festival in Nørrebro

Folk festival in Nørrebro - Globalt Forår

This images were taken last Saturday, in a rainy afternoon. That day, Dragos woke up early in the morning because he had to attend a photo workshop at Folk festival in Nørrebro. So he went there, but since the presentation was in Danish, he watched some amateurs playing basketball in Nørrebro sports hall (no pictures). The workshop was actually to describe the theme for the photo contest organized by Grundtvigs Højskole: environmental portrait. The environment was the folk festival organized in the most multicultural neighborhood of Copenhagen: Nørrebro. The purpose was quite complex: gather money for youth involvement in democracy and sustainability in Nepal and Jordan, protest against the abuses in Syria, freedom for Tibet and Kurdistan or just to give racism in Nørrebro a red card.
To come back to photography, the photos we submitted are the first five in this post, while the rest were shortlisted for our selection (apart from last one which is definitely not a portrait :D). Why we chose those images? Just because they show people doing something instead of only being spectators. Unfortunately, due to the bad weather (rain and wind), there were not so many activities and people to photograph, so the selection was quite simple. On a technical side, we used again the wonderful 85mm F1.8 lens that proves to be a very competent choice for such an event and low light conditions.

Folk festival in Nørrebro - Globalt Forår

Folk festival in Nørrebro - Globalt Forår

Folk festival in Nørrebro - Globalt Forår

Folk festival in Nørrebro - Globalt Forår

Folk festival in Nørrebro - Globalt Forår

Folk festival in Nørrebro - Globalt Forår

Folk festival in Nørrebro - Globalt Forår

Folk festival in Nørrebro - Globalt Forår

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