Award Winner | Photo of the Day | July 17, 2010
Demonstration against violence in Gaza, during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, over 30,000 people marched through Brussels as a peaceful protest. This lady handed a flyer where it is written: “Oradour, Lidice, Bande, Vassieux-en-Vercors, Amsterdam, Varsovie, Gaza, Hebron, Raffa, Beit Hanouin, Sabra, Chatila… so much martyr places where ones cruelty is egal to others barbary. Nothing looks more like a SS (soldier) than a TSAHAL one”.
Photographer: Olivier Vin (Brussels, Belgium )
Born in April of 1969 in Brussels, Olivier Vin lived in Belgium, France and Portugal. He is actually based in Brussels, Belgium. When he was a young boy, he learned photography and darkroom work with his father, and eventually came back to photography, in this digital era, first with a point and shoot, then a DSLR and now a higher quality DLSR (EOS 5DMkII). He still shoots film time to time though. He profited from travels, live concerts, event of all sorts, to work the photo techniques and develop an amused but respectfull look at the world surrounding us. He likes to photograph people in their interaction with the world surrounding them and think photography is a wonderful medium to connect with people with respect and discover their cultures.