Posts Tagged ‘motivate

21
Mar
17

War legends: Shoot at sight!

The idea to write about this topic came to my mind after I saw the film “The Bang Bang Club”. It is one of the most recalled and famous films because the biography of four war photographers and how they became legends is still intriguing. Everyone remembered the famous photograph of the Sudanese girl who was about to die and a vulture was waiting for her death. This particular picture was clicked by Kevin Carter for which he won Pulitzer award. That particular picture brought him fame and also shame. At last, when he became so overwhelmed with the media focus, he finally killed himself.

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Such tragedies always happen with war photographers. They risk their lives to give us a view of the extreme situations. Most of the time situation becomes so horrifying that they never get over it. If you read about these photographers you will know that many of them have lived a traumatic life. The projection of the situation to us is much lesser than what actually happens. One of the famous war photographers named, Robert Capa once said “War is like an actress who is getting old. It is less and less photogenic and more and more dangerous.” He was arguably the greatest Hungarian War, combat and adventure photographer of the history. He died a tragic death at the age of 40 by stepping on a landmine during the first Indo-China war. Needless to say that his pictures are still very much appreciated and observed as a case study for the aspiring photographers.

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Like him, many have lost their lives while capturing the image. These photographers are not celebrated like others but they have also done great job. Not only men even women war photographers needs to be mentioned as they have also left their mark boldly. Photographers like Catherine Leroy or Constance Stuart Larrabee lived in extreme conditions and terrifying situations to capture the image. War photography is not an easy job, it requires a lot of passion, sense of adventure and most of all the courage to face the horror live.

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Not many of us can imagine what could be the real situation, no matter how many movies we have watched or books we have read. Always living on the edge of your life without any protection or claim is the greatest sacrifice. Photography is a glamorous world and today with the availability of cheap DSLRs we all know how to click. Seriously, how many of us actually have any idea about these photographers? We all bask in the heat of fashion world but don’t you think that these photographers also deserve the equal limelight.

As I am writing this article and reading about these legends, I am moved and also feeling ashamed that before this I have never read or taken any interest. As I read, see and learn about them I think my life is much simpler, easy and comfortable. These people must be way too passionate, crazy, daring and open towards life that they took this job without any questions asked. I hope after reading this article my fellow friends will shed some light towards these legendary photographers who are constantly putting their life at risk to give us a glimpse of the situation.

19
May
16

Ascertain!

 

It takes a lot of courage to stand up for something you believe in,

It takes a lot of courage to re-built something again, when you’re been broken many times.

It takes a lot of courage to let go off something that used to matter,

It takes a lot of courage to step out into the darkness, when you’re afraid. When you need someone to support you!

It takes a lot of courage to smile when you’re crying from inside,

It takes a lot of courage look normal to that one person with whom you can never be.

It takes a lot of courage to live as damaged but you show you’re alright,

It takes a lot of courage to fight everyday with yourself just for the sake of living.

It takes a lot of courage to open your heart and say those words,

It takes a lot of courage to accept rejection and still live.

It takes a lot of courage to trust again and accept the liars,

It takes a lot of courage still keeping the faith for good life.

It takes a lot of courage when you’re wronged for no reason,

It takes a lot of courage to forgive those and thinking it’s a part of life.

It takes a lot of courage to calm yourself when you’re roaring inside,

It takes a lot of courage to face those people with a smile.

It takes a lot of courage to love yourself again, dream again and keep your faith going…

Because that is life! It takes a lot of courage to be human. Not perfect, not fitting but not fake!

It’s the courage that defines you, how you build yourself and see yourself…

Courage is the real power. Be courageous!