I run into these kids in Lake Namtso, in Tibet. They were siblings. She was four and he was around two. We played for an hour and they kept repeating everything I did or said. So here they are imitating me... when I develop this photo I was surprised with the look on their faces, it meant so much.. Tibet is still conquered by China and there's not much we can do about it... it's a silence pact between them and us.
Mercedes Noriega is a 30 year old Buenos Aires based TV and Film producer.
Having studied filmmaking at the Universidad del Cine with a degree in Direction in Photography, Mercedes moved into an active participation in diverse roles from early in her career.
Mercedes transitioned onto the world of commercial television in 2006 where she rapidly grew to become head of production of Managementv – a Latin-American channel based in Buenos Aires. She has produced all of the channel’s productions ranging from talkshows (Lideres), documentaries (Inside the Company) and news magazines (Focus) as well as being in charge of TV coverage of live events across the world (New York, Sao Pablo, Mexico).
In the last year Mercedes has progressed into independent production where she is producing corporate pieces for diverse clients.
Mercedes’ passion is photography, activity which she also develops at a professional level; having travelled the world taking pictures of different cultures, landscapes and societies. Her accomplishment in this field includes exhibitions in Argentina and sale of her photos.
Mercedes Noriega's website
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.