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Haiti quake – Three years on!

Haiti quake – Three years on!

Haiti quake – three years on. Where did the money Go? Public donors pledged $9.5 billion in relief and recovery aid to Haiti for 2010 to 2012. About $5.9 billion had been disbursed by the end of September, though disbursed does not always mean spent. Figures do not include money – at least $1.5 billion – spent by private groups,…

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Lucia Day in Sweden and soon its Christmas

Lucia Day in Sweden and soon its Christmas

Today is Lucia Day in Sweden. Not really a holiday but many people celebrate in various ways. Soon its Christmas. Here are a couple of pics from Colombia. The kids were internal refugees. They had to leave their homes with their parents in other parts in Colombia due to the ongoing conflict there. They resettled in safe areas. Poor, relocated…

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Haiti slammed by Hurricane Sandy

Haiti slammed by Hurricane Sandy

Yet again the poorest country in the Americas, Haiti, is hit by a natural disaster. Yesterday hurricane Sandy slammed Haiti with full force. At least a dozen people were killed. Houses were destroyed; livestock and plantations were washed away in flash floods. Several projects supported by development organization Star of Hope (one of my clients) were also affected. Thousands of…

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Haiti update

Haiti update

Just a update from Haiti, a country that I got to love over the 18 plus months I stayed there all in all. I really wished I could back soon to spend some more time there. Work was interesting and the people I got to know were all nice in all the ways you could ask for. Plastic Plastic and…

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Water

Water

World Water Week. Feels good that people in the know work on improved situations around the world. Especially for all the people that don’t have access to clean drinking water and sanitation – still the most important factor for development. Those countries with large portions of population that lack access to safe water and sanitation show slower economic growth than those…

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To write

To write

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity. – Hermann Hesse A few pictures on the subejct “to write”. More to come soon.

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Pause

Pause

Pause, nap, power nap, break, rest, breather, time-out, intermission, interval.Many names for the same thing. We all need them. We have all taken them. A few of many pics I have of these short period of times we all need. Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand. School kid in orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Newspaper man in Hong Kong. Airport workers at Don…

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Midsummer

Midsummer

It’s Midsummer holiday Sweden. Its started Friday officially, even though many people took half day of already on Thursday. My plan was to go to Skansen to see the classic celebration for one of my photo projects. Unfortunately I wasn’t alone about that idea. I turned around at the entrance. Way to many people. I got the opportunity to hang…

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Denja

Denja

Six year old Denja at the preschool in Marigot, Haiti. She was continously smiling but was shy and she didn’t say much, but her favorite subject was writing.

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Iconic Image

Iconic Image

Click on this link to see another iconic picture by Steve McCurry: Iconic image – iconic photographer Its Friday in Bangkok and I have been busy editing so many pictures this week, mainly from Haiti. Poor country but great people. I wish them all the best. I should really pull out my hundred favorite pictures from Haiti and see what…

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Faces in Bois Negresse

Faces in Bois Negresse

Since I got my back problems and later the special training program I got some new routines. Up before 5 am, work on pictures etc until 1 pm. After that it has been recovery and rebuilding program of my back. It has been good however. My personal trainer is great. Its needed. After that I take a power nap before…

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Frogs in the garden

Frogs in the garden

Last July I was in Haiti on assignment for a Swedish based aid organization. I took the following pics after a few days of rain in the garden where I stayed. The rainy season has started in Bangkok. It rains every day from time to time. Need to bring the umbrella everyday I go outside now.  

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Football

Football

What a great and exciting ending to the English football series. Amazing really. Manchester plays a more joyful football than most club in the leauge I think, maybe only Arsenal can match it. With 30 minutes to go everybody thought Man City would not turn it around, but they did. It was a great season and it ended in the…

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Colombia landmines

Colombia landmines

9,755 people has been injured or killed by landmine in Colombia since 1990. Of the nearly ten thousand victims of the past 22 years, more than 10% were children, while 2,044 people died from their injuries. Approximately 6,000 of the victims were members of the security forces and the rest civilians. It is widely accepted that Colombia’s two biggest rebel…

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