Assignment For “Akzente”

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Natascha Hürlimann and her school kids, Kilchberg, December 2013, January 2014, for PH Magazin “Akzente,” agency: Raffinerie.

A Visit To Vienna, 2

At my favorite Vienna café with Lydia, Christoph, and Stan, Café Prückl, June 1, 2014

A Visit To Vienna, 1

Branko’s 50th birthday party! Grillranch, Gross-Enzersdorf, Austria, May 31, 2014

Zurich Summer

Zurich, May 21, 2014

In Milano, 3

Milano, Italy, May 3 and 4, 2014

In Milano, 2

Milano, Italy, May 3 and 4, 2014

In Milano, 1

Milano, Italy, May 3 and 4, 2014

Let’s Dance In Daveyton

When I was in South Africa this spring, I attended a play about hate crimes against lesbians in a suburb of Johannesburg. After the play, which was mostly frequented by black lesbians, one of the waiting mini bus taxis played music really loudly and a spontaneous dance party erupted: It was so great, this video doesn’t do it justice. All I can say is: African ladies know how to dance! And they are not afraid to bust some moves.

The Chosen Few Soccer Team

I’ve been so very fortunate to do an assignment for COLORS magazine in South Africa. I’ve been reading COLORS since 1999, when I discovered the Hutu/Tutsi issue. I’m a FAN – all capital letters – and I’d never imagined that I’d be one day shooting for them.

For their most recent issue about football, I photographed the Chosen Few all lesbian soccer team. I had met two of its members, Thuli and Tumi, two years earlier when I was working on a story on corrective rape in Johannesburg, and I went to see them again for a personal project this spring.

It was so great to meet the players and spend time with them – these women are so brave and impressive! Lesbians in South Africa endure a lot of hardship and violence; it’s not easy to be out and proud. To find out more about the team, you can read the article here.

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I’m back!

I was so bored without my blog! Well, on the one hand, I was bored. On the other hand, I had lots of free time to do other stuff, like, start a newsletter, print some greeting cards (but they don’t look very professional) and a new mailer, and set up an Instagram and a Twitter account. I’ve always been fickle about Facebook, and deleted my account a few months ago. Facebook sucks, there’s no way around it! So now I’m trying out Instagram and Twitter, but I’m not very active on them. I feel like social media is over, or maybe it’s not, and I’m the only one feeling this way? Who cares. I’m old school. I like email, and photographs on paper.

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