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Visited Planet 2017 calendar

ON SALE! This fabulous calendar by Visited Planet photojournalism featuring 12 beautiful images, will again raise money for the Cameras for Asia program.

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In past years the calendar has paid for most of the battery replacements, camera repairs and prints for the kids in country.

The calendar is priced at only AUD $15 (postage is AUD $4.35 in Australia) and is A4 size when folded with spiral binding. International orders are also welcome.

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Cameras for Asia 2015 report

Wandering cows, bustling trains, vibrant chillies, soaring mountains, peeling doors, laughing children, cups of tea, welcoming people, brilliant saris, the grain harvest… Visiting India is all about colour, life, noise and connection. The month long photography program in September/October was the third trip for Cameras for Asia to India and the program returned to some familiar places and also visited some new ones.

The Indian Himalaya where Cameras for Asia spent two weeks.

The Indian Himalaya where Cameras for Asia spent two weeks.

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2016 World Images Calendar on sale now

The Visited Planet World Images calendar is now available for purchase featuring 12 images from places such as Indonesia, Scotland, India, Myanmar and Australia. All sales go directly towards the Cameras for Asia program.

Size: A3 open / A4 folded (1 month per open double page)
Paper quality: 200 gsm
Price: AUD $15.00
Postage: Add AUD $3.60 for postage within Australia. Please inquire about postage costs for multiple and international orders.
Pickup: Free from 15 Eagle Terrace, Auchenflower (Brisbane)
Order: By Paypal to admin@visitedplanet.com or through the “add to cart” button below.
Or by bank transfer direct to:
Cameras for Asia
ANZ Bank
Branch number: 014 272
Account number: 3899 35479

2016 World Images Calendar

2016 World Images Calendar








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Focus: Nepal and the relief effort

The recent earthquakes in Nepal have been devastating to a country already plagued with problems such as fuel, water and electricity shortages, political instability and uncertainty, and unemployment or rather lack of employment opportunities for its youth.

Pic: AP.

Pic: AP.

I’ve written a number of articles about the ongoing relief effort and needs in Nepal, which are, as with many disasters, not always what one envisages. One article highlighting more practical ways to help was for Asian Correspondent:

But the reality is that numerous problems existed in Nepal before these tragedies, and they will linger long after the international aid effort ceases. And all these issues such as health, education, town planning, traffic management, political stability and fuel supplies will contribute in some way, big or small, to tackling other disasters like this in the future.

It’s a common knee jerk reaction to send $50 or to rush in and assist in a disaster and there’s nothing wrong with that. Aid is required in all forms at this time and much is needed. However the need for sustainable development and rebuilding will be vital in Nepal in the months and years ahead.

Sadly these twin earthquakes have perhaps highlighted those needs in a way nothing else could. For instance there has long been a need for better infrastructure planning, tighter building construction codes and other industry issues affecting architecture in Nepal.

Continue reading at Asian Correspondent.

I have had contact through my Cameras for Asia program with a number of community groups in Nepal. Fortunately all the children and staff at these centres are safe, although they have sustained damage to their buildings. However it’s been encouraging to see them seeking to help others even though they are challenged with resources and funds themselves all the time, earthquake or not.

As I received a few requests for details on where would be a good place to send funds, I recommend either CWC (www.cwcnepal.org) or ITEEN (www.iteen.org.np) who I know personally and are genuinely involved in the local relief effort beyond their regular work. See their pages for bank details. ITEEN (also involved in lobbying for human rights and freedoms in Nepal) is planning to rebuild homes and also has a Go Fund Me Link (www.gofundme.com/u7m973u). Alternatively in the article above were links to more big budget organisations involved in Nepal.

Do note I am currently travelling and posting photos primarily to Facebook. Please see these links: Visited Planet photojournalism and Cameras for Asia.

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Focus April – Cameras for Asia at the Brisbane Camera Group

Cameras for Asia is one of the focus presentations at the Brisbane Camera Group on April 13. Apparently up to 80 people come to these nights and it should be a great opportunity to spread word of the program and hopefully garner some more equipment donations.

For budding photography enthusiasts in Brisbane it looks like a fun group to join. Membership fees are detailed on their website. Meeting details follow.

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Meeting Times

Regular BCG Meetings are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month

Meetings start at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm

Meeting Location

Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Albion

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