Passepartout is all about documentaries and visual stuff I find worth seeing.

The Ballerina Project

Q: What are ballerinas made of?

A: Dedication, terribly hard work and many sacrifices. But not only that. The extra ingredients show in Dane Shitagi’s “Ballerina Project“. This collection of photographs is all about the charm, fragility and beauty of a life of precise timing and grace. The pictures portray professional or soon to be professional classical ballet dancers. The pictures have been taken over a period of 10 years.

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World Press Photo 2012 Winner: the photo is wonderful but how does it serve our understanding?

This year’s World Press Photo winner is Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda and his picture of a Yemeni mother holding her son, wounded during protests against president Saleh. After winning the award, the photo was subject to a lot of debate and criticism, mainly because its composition has been likened to Michelangelo’s Pieta and also because of its Renaissance style of lighting.

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