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A discussion in the immigrati - de SB_one la: 07/11/2004 18:34:33
(la: despre barbati ... fara suparare :))
A discussion in the immigration office at the airport: - NAME?
- Muhjmatil Ahmed Mahmud. - SEX?
- Three times a week!
- Doesn't matter. Sometimes even with camel...
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HUMANITY PHOTO AWARDS 2006 - de Dinu Lazar la: 31/10/2005 07:05:21
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
All over the world, many traditional customs are changing, and some vanishing forever. The aim of this contest is to encourage the recording of traditional customs and the evolution of various folk cultures through the use of photography, and to stimulate international interest in the study, exploration, rescue, preservation, and indeed, enjoyment of our cultural heritage. It is an initiative created out of respect for our common humanity and in a spirit of international good will.
Opening Date: September 1, 2005
Deadline: March 31, 2006 (Entries received after this date will be held over until the next contest.)
Jury: Entries will undergo appraisal by an international jury panel formed by nine accomplished photographers and scholars with expertise in the study of culture. The jury panel decides prize-winning photographs on the basis of both aesthetic quality and documentary value in May 2006. A group of 3 to 5 theorists, critics and journalists will observe and commentate the judging process.
Announcement: The final result will be announced at CFPA’s website before June 15, 2006.
Awards Ceremony & Opening Ceremony of Winning photos Exhibition: October 2006.
The contest is based on picture stories/portfolios of between 6 to 12 photographs. Single photographs will not be accepted. Please enter into the following categories:
A. Portrait & Costume
Including portraits with special national features, mode of dress, hairstyles and other adornments.
B. Architecture
Including residential, religious and public buildings, interior and exterior views, structures, details, furniture, decorations and construction processes.
C. Daily Life
Reflecting ways of life, including routine means of production, such as fishing, hunting, farming, forestry, animal husbandry, markets, transportation, preparation and consumption of foodstuffs and liquor and other activities; and the living customs of a particular group, tribe or region.
D. Festivities
Including feasts, celebrations, religious festival and ceremonies of all kinds.
E. Education, Recreation, Sport & Technology
Including education, entertainment, traditional sports, games, drama, art, handicrafts, learning, traditional medicine and technology.
F. Traditional Rites
Including birth, initiation, wedding, funeral, taboo, worship, morality, reciprocal courtesy, traditional etiquette, traditional ceremony of family, village or ethnic group, and local belief.
Humanity Photo Top Award
Top Award is to be selected from First Prize-winning photographs in all categories. The selection will be made on the basis of outstanding merit, both in terms of documentary value and aesthetic quality. The winning work should best reflect the philosophy of the contest. This award carries a cash prize of RMB60,000, an award certificate, a copy of the contest collection book or CD, and an invitation to China (including a return flight ticket and hotel accommodation) to attend the awards ceremony and exhibition opening ceremony.
Humanity Photo Theme Awards
In each category there will be one first, two second and three third prize winners. Each winner receives prize money, an award certificate, a copy of the contest collection book or CD, and an invitation to the ceremonies with accommodation provided.
First Prize: a cash award of RMB16,000 and a return flight ticket to the ceremonies;
Second Prize: a cash award of RMB6,600;
Third Prize: a cash award of RMB3,600.
Humanity Photo Documentary Award
There will be 100 winners selected for these awards. Each winner receives an award certificate, a copy of the contest collection book or CD, and an invitation to the ceremonies with accommodation provided.
All participants are invited to award ceremonies, and each is to receive a HPA certificate. (Travel and accommodation expenses will be at his/her own cost.)
N.B. The cash prizes for winners outside of China will be paid in the equivalent amount of US dollars. (Indicating exchange rate: 1USD to 8.3 RMB)
Entry Rules (please read carefully and fill in Entry Forms accordingly)
1. There are no restrictions of profession, gender, age or nationality for participants.
2. One photo story entered by two participants will not be accepted. The name on the Entry Form must be the same as shown on the passport. Please use only Chinese or English to fill in the Entry Forms. And legible handwriting is required; if not, to print them out.
3. The photographs must be taken by the participant him/herself.
4. Members of the jury, observers and working staff of HPA2006 cannot enter the contest.
5. Entries can comprise of several ethnic groups in one country or one nationality living in different countries.
6. There is no time limit as to when entries were taken. They can have been taken on one occasion or over a period of time.
7. Composite images and trick photographs will not be accepted.
8. Only picture stories or sets of pictures can be entered. Single photographs will not be accepted. Each entry should consist of a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 photographs. No more than 3 entries per participant may be submitted. Participants are solely responsible for choosing the proper categories. No switching of categories are allowed after submission.
9. Slides will not be accepted. E-mail entries will not be accepted.
10. For digital photos, a set of prints on photographic printing paper with print quality no less than 300dpi are to be sent in by mail together with a virus free CD-ROM where photos are stored in TIFF or un- pressed JPG format in no less than 300dpi and 30cm on longer side.
11. Only black or color prints may be entered. The minimum size is 20.3cm (8 inches) and the maximum size is 30.5cm (12 inches)------ The size means the trim size barring the margins of the photos.
12. Photographs must not be mounted. No paster, staples or pins should be used.
13. Submitted material should be carefully made. Under normal circumstances, the negatives or originals will not be required for scrutiny but the organizers reserve the right to do so for exceptional reasons. Refusal for co-operation may diminish chances to win awards.
14. Photographs that have won prizes or been exhibited in other competitions are free to enter. Photographs that have won prizes in previous HPA contests cannot be entered.
15. One participant should only fill one “Entry Form I”. Every photo story submitted should be accompanied by one set of “Entry Form II” with a title and authentic caption information in Chinese or English. Do not affix them on the photos. The category code(A-F), the story sequence number and total numbers should be written on back of each photo in pencil. Do not write any personal information on the photograph.
16. Entries should be forwarded either by mail or by courier. Please send the entries in flat envelope, not in roll. Please write “Photographs for the Humanity Photo Awards Contest & No Commercial Value” on the package to avoid extra costs and delays at the Customs.
17. Entries together with entry forms must be received by the sponsor CFPA on or before March 31, 2006. (The arrival date as postmarked by the Beijing Post Office controls.)
18. There is no entry fee. Photographs will not be returned. Do not send the originals.
19. In order to promote HPA and its activities, the sponsor has the right to use entries submitted for the contest in publications, exhibitions, TV programs, etc., without remuneration.
20. Any legal responsibility relating to entries, such as copyright, right of reputation and portrait, will be borne by the participants. Submission of entries signifies acceptance of above conditions. All Entry Forms must be signed. Entries accompanied by unsigned forms will be disqualified.
21. There are Entry Forms and articles of humanity photo awards 2006 at Please download them there. Printing and copy both have the same validity.

More information about HPA at
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De fapt fotografii de stock vor avea o viata de cacao - de Dinu Lazar la: 04/01/2005 21:04:59
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Addition expands comprehensive creative choice and services in one place

SEATTLE and DÜSSELDORF (January 3, 2004) - Corbis today announced its acquisition of Zefa Visual Media Group, the third-largest image licensing company in the world, resulting in combined revenues in excess of US$200 MM.
The addition of Zefa advances Corbis' strategy of offering complete visual solutions, encompassing existing imagery, custom production, and rights services.

"This deal further solidifies our plan to accelerate penetration of key commercial markets," said Steve Davis, President and CEO of Corbis.
"Moreover, as a result, we expect to dramatically improve our market share, not only in Germany, France, and the UK, but around the globe."

Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, Zefa has more than 140 employees and eight offices in Europe and the United States. The company represents more than 450,000 images, used daily by advertising agencies, corporations, and publishers around the world.

"Zefa's fresh, fashion-forward photography is a perfect complement to Corbis' imagery and services," said Jennifer Hurshell, Corbis Senior Vice-President, Image Licensing. "Our clients demand tremendous stylistic breadth of imagery, and this takes us another step forward to building one of greatest creative resources in the world."

"Corbis and Zefa share a deep commitment to offering our clients the most relevant imagery to communicate their ideas," said Tomas Speight, CEO of Zefa. "This will enormously benefit our photographers, who will gain global reach from Corbis' global sales network and industry-leading services."

In 2005, Corbis will integrate Zefa into its website, global sales organization, and marketing programs, offering comprehensive access to Corbis and Zefa imagery and services. Erwin Fey, Zefa President, will transition into a strategic consulting role with Corbis, and Tomas Speight, CEO of Zefa, will enter a new role as a Vice-President, leading international operations expansion activities.

Corbis provides complete visual solutions used every day by publishers, advertising and design agencies, filmmakers, and other creative professionals to tell their stories with impact that goes beyond words. Our image licensing, rights services and assignment photography services enable clients around the world to differentiate brands, sell products and services, support news stories and entertain audiences.

Corbis images can be found and licensed at And client advisory services are available around the clock-including subject matter and conceptual research, rights management and clearances, and production expertise.

Corbis is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo.

zefa visual media gmbh is the largest European group in the professional stock imagery market, and currently ranks number three worldwide. The main office of zefa visual media group is in Düsseldorf, Germany. There is another sales office in Hamburg as well as 16 subsidiaries and partner agencies around the world, all forming the zefa visual media group. The range of images offered by zefa covers a wide selection of rights-managed and royalty-free collections. In addition, zefa visual media also has its own global network of top creative photographers.

Over 70 group partners license the usage rights to the groupŽs images via its global image portal
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inca unul - de Pasagerul la: 05/04/2006 22:47:23
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "9")
A man joins a very exclusive nudist colony. On his first day there he
takes off his clothes and starts to wander around. A gorgeous petite blonde walks by, and the man immediately gets an erection.
The woman notices his erection, comes over to him and says, "Did you call for me?"
The man replies "No. What do you mean?"
She says, "You must be new here. Let me explain. It's a rule here that if you get an erection it implies you called for me."
Smiling, she leads him to the side of the swimming pool, lies down on a towel, eagerly pulls him to her and happily lets him have his way with her.
The man continues to explore the colony's facilities. He enters the
sauna and as he sits down, he farts. Within minutes a huge, hairy man lumbers out of the steam room toward him. "Did you call for me?" says the hairy man.
"No. What do you mean?" says the newcomer.
"You must be new," says the hairy man. "It's a rule that if you fart, it implies that you called for me." The huge man easily spins him around, bends him over a bench and has his way with him.
The newcomer staggers back to the colony office, where he is greeted by the smiling, naked receptionist. "May I help you?" she says.
The man yells, "Here's my membership card. You can have the key back and you can keep the $500 membership fee."
"But sir," she replies, "you've only been here for a few hours. You
haven't had the chance to see all our facilities."
The man replies, "Listen lady, I'm 63 years old. I get an erection once a month but I fart 15 times a day! I'm outta here!!!

O fi bine in Rai, dar cele mai interesante persoane nu ajung acolo
Yuuuuuki - doza ;)) - de Andre29 la: 29/12/2006 16:41:39
(la: PALAVRE DE CAFENEA (Trancaneala- editie speciala))
A first grade teacher, Mrs. Brooks was having trouble with one of her students. The teacher asked, "Johnny what is your problem?"
Johnny answered, "I am too smart for the first grade. My sister is in the third grade and I am smarter than she is! I think I should be in third grade too." Mrs. Brooks had enough. She took Johnny to the principal's office.
While Johnny waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told Mrs. Brooks he would give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the first grade and behave. She agreed.
Johnny was brought in and the conditions explained to him and he agreed to take the test.
Principal: "What is 3 x 3?" Johnny: "9."
Principal: "What is 6 x 6 ?" Johnny: "36."
And so it went with every question the principal thought a third grade should know. The principal looks at Mrs. Brooks and tells her, "I think Johnny can go to the third grade." Mrs. Brooks says to the principal, "Let me ask him some questions" The principal and Johnny both agree.
Mrs. Brooks: "What does a cow have four of that I have only 2 of?
Johnny, after a moment "Legs."

Mrs. Brooks: What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?"
Johnny: "Pockets."

Mrs. Brooks: "What starts with C and ends with T, is hairy, oval and delicious and contains a whitish liquid?"
Johnny: "Coconut."

Mrs. Brooks: "What goes in hard and pink and comes out soft and sticky?" The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer, Johnny takes charge.....
Johnny: "Bubblegum."

Mrs. Brooks: "What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on 3 legs?" The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer.....
Johnny: "Shake hands."

Mrs. Brooks: "Now I will ask some 'Who am I' questions, okay?"
Mrs. Brooks: "You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get wet before you do."
Johnny: "Tent."

Mrs. Brooks: "A finger goes inside me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. The best man always has me first." The principal was looking restless and a bit tense.
Johnny: "Wedding Ring."

Mrs. Brooks: "I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver?"
Johnny; "Arrow."

Mrs. Brooks: "What word starts with F and ends in K and means a lot of heat and excitement?"
Johnny: "Fire-truck."

The principal breathed a sigh of relief and said to the teacher, "Send Johnny to University, I got the last ten questions wrong myself!"

Dumnezeu în palmă avea doar linia vieţii, o gaură şi lumină bătătorită, o mulţime de bătături orbitoare ca blitz-urile, a spus că le are de la cât ne mângâie când dormim - Dan Carlea
Oscar Wilde - de modigliani la: 29/01/2010 17:49:24 Modificat la: 29/01/2010 17:52:03
(la: Cele mai frumoase poezii)
Ballad of Reading Gaol


Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!

Some kill their love when they are young,
And some when they are old;
Some strangle with the hands of Lust,
Some with the hands of Gold:
The kindest use a knife, because
The dead so soon grow cold.

Some love too little, some too long,
Some sell, and others buy;
Some do the deed with many tears,
And some without a sigh:
For each man kills the thing he loves,
Yet each man does not die.

He does not die a death of shame
On a day of dark disgrace,
Nor have a noose about his neck,
Nor a cloth upon his face,
Nor drop feet foremost through the floor
Into an empty place

He does not sit with silent men
Who watch him night and day;
Who watch him when he tries to weep,
And when he tries to pray;
Who watch him lest himself should rob
The prison of its prey.

He does not wake at dawn to see
Dread figures throng his room,
The shivering Chaplain robed in white,
The Sheriff stern with gloom,
And the Governor all in shiny black,
With the yellow face of Doom.

He does not rise in piteous haste
To put on convict-clothes,
While some coarse-mouthed Doctor gloats, and notes
Each new and nerve-twitched pose,
Fingering a watch whose little ticks
Are like horrible hammer-blows.

He does not know that sickening thirst
That sands one's throat, before
The hangman with his gardener's gloves
Slips through the padded door,
And binds one with three leathern thongs,
That the throat may thirst no more.

He does not bend his head to hear
The Burial Office read,
Nor, while the terror of his soul
Tells him he is not dead,
Cross his own coffin, as he moves
Into the hideous shed.

He does not stare upon the air
Through a little roof of glass;
He does not pray with lips of clay
For his agony to pass;
Nor feel upon his shuddering cheek
The kiss of Caiaphas.

Balada temniței din Reading

Dar toți ucidem ce iubim
toți...fiecui spuneți-i!
prin ură unii, lingușind
rup alții firul vieții;
cu un sărut ucid cei lași,
cu fierul îndrazneții!

Mulți dragostea-și ucid de juni,
și mulți spre-amurg de viață,
în șlib de aur sau dezmăț
ei victima-și înhață
mai blînzii au jungher, prin fier
cei morți curînd îngheață.

Sînt scurte-amoruri sau prea lungi,
ibovnici sînt, sînt soți...
poți omorî plîngînd cu foc,
dar și altminteri poți;
căci toți ucidem ce iubim,
dar nu murim chiar toți.

Nu toți de rușinoase morți
în ziua neagră mor,
nu toți simt cînepa la gît
și-un țol pe fața lor
și nici nu simt că nu mai au
un sprijin sub picior.

Nici nu-s toți ceas cu cea pîndiți
de inși tăcuți, de cei
ce iscodesc și cînd te-nchini,
sau să te tîngui vrei,
ori seama iau să nu răpești
tu prada temniței.

Nu-s deșteptați, din zori, văzînd
pe prag figuri de var
un popă-n alb înfășurat
posacul comisar
și palidul guvernator
în negru funerar.

Nu sar umili din pat să-și ia
rupt, straiul de-osîndit,
pe cînd un doctor scrie cît
și cum au tresărit,
umblînd c-un ceas de unde-aud
un groaznic ciocănit.

Și nu le toarnă-n gît nisip
grețoasa sete, cît
călăul gras, înmănușat
în ștreang nu i-a vîrît
nici i-a legat cu chinga-n trei
să sece setea-n gît.

La slujba morții lor, smeriți
nu au a lăcrima
și pricepînd că-s încă vii
-le-o spune inima-
ei nu văd racla cînd pătrund
în hîda șandrama.

Nu sorb un ultim strop de cer
prin sticla de pervaz
nici nu cerșesc să fie scurt
agonicul răgaz,
și al Caiafei sărutat
nu-i frige pe obraz.

Linus Pauling - de zaraza sc la: 27/06/2013 11:17:36
(la: Nassim Haramein - o altfel de fizică)
Dintr-un documentar transmis ieri pe nu stiu ce canal, am aflat ca Linus Pauling, care a primit premiul Nobel pentru chimie in 1954 si a avut o cariera sustinuta in cercetare incepand din scoala, a avut probleme in a fi crezut cand s-a opus utilizarii armelor nucleare. Nu a primit nici pasaport in 1952 din aceasta cauza.
(in engleza, ca in romaneste se rezuma la esential)

"Pauling had been practically apolitical until World War II, but the aftermath of the war and his wife's pacifism changed his life profoundly, and he became a peace activist. During the beginning of the Manhattan Project, Robert Oppenheimer invited him to be in charge of the Chemistry division of the project, but he declined, not wanting to uproot his family. He did work on other projects that had military applications, such as explosives, rocket propellants, an oxygen meter for submarines and the patent of an armor-piercing shell; he was awarded a Presidential Medal of Merit.[45][46] In 1946, he joined the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, chaired by Albert Einstein.[47] Its mission was to warn the public of the dangers associated with the development of nuclear weapons. His political activism prompted the U.S. State Department to deny him a passport in 1952, when he was invited to speak at a scientific conference in London.[48][49] In a speech before the US senate on June 6 of the same year, Senator Wayne Morse publicly denounced the action of the State Department, and urged the Passport Division to reverse its decision. Pauling and his wife Ava were issued a “limited passport” to attend the aforementioned conference in England.[50][51] His passport was restored in 1954, shortly before the ceremony in Stockholm where he received his first Nobel Prize. Joining Einstein, Bertrand Russell and eight other leading scientists and intellectuals, he signed the Russell-Einstein Manifesto in 1955.[52]"

on the radio station - de sanjuro la: 20/01/2005 16:11:19
(la: Un nou forum: "Bancuri, glume, poante...")
Imi cer scuze pentru cei care nu cunosc lb. engleza...

On WBAM FM (Chicago) radio station, on a morning show, the DJ launches a new contest with consistent prizes.

The CONTEST was called MATE MATCH. The DJ called someone on his office, ask the person if it's married or has a significant other.

In case of positive answer, the DJ ask him 3 very personal questions after which the person is asked to provide the name and the phone number of the mate to check the answers.

If the answers are correct the couple wins a really big prize.

DJ: "Hi, this is Edgar from WBAM. Have you heard about our MATE MATCH contest ?"
HIM(laughing): "Yeah, I've heard."
DJ: "OK! So you know the prize is a 5 days trip to Orlando, Florida, in case you win. Your first name ?"
HIM: "Brian."
DJ: "Brian, are you married, RIGHT ?"
Brian: "Yes."
DJ: "Good. And your wife first name is ... ?"
Brian: " Sara."
DJ: "Sara is at work right now ?"
Brian (laughing): "Yes, she's at work."
DJ: "Okay then ... first question - When did you two have sex last time ?"
Brian: "She's going to kill me !"
DJ: "Don't worry, Brian."
Brian: "This morning, around 8 a.m."
DJ: "Well done, man! Second question - How long did it take ?"
Brian: "About 10 minutes."
DJ: "Wow! You really want to wins this trip, right? Nobody would easily recognize this !"
Brian: "Yes, we'd really enjoy this trip."
DJ: "Okaaay ... last question - Where did you two do it ?"
Brian (laughing): "Weeeellllll .... "
DJ: "So far you did good, Brian ... come on, tell me where."
Brian: "Not there is something, but her mother lives with us for few weeks."
DJ: "Hmmm ... sounds better and better ..."
Brian: "... and my mother in law was in the shower and ... in short ... we did it on the kitchen table !"
DJ: "Isn't that great ? A real adventure ... well, my dear listeners, let's put Brian on "hold" and call the WIFE. "
DJ: "Hello. Sara's there ?"
After a short while ... Sara's on the phone :

DJ: "Hi Sara, this is Edgar from WBAM. We're on air and till now we talked couple of hours to Brian."
Sara (laughing): "Couple of hours ?"
DJ: "Well, several minutes, in fact ... he's on air with us. Do you know the rules of our MATE MATCH contest ?"
Sara: "No."
DJ: " Okaaay."
Brian: laughs.
Sara (laughing): "Brian, what in the world are you up to ?"
Brian: "Sara, you just have to give absolutely honest answers to the next questions. You gotta be absolutely honest."
DJ: "OK ... let's see ... if your answers are the same with Brian's ... you'll win a 5 days trip to Orlando, Florida. You got it, Sara ?"
Sara (laughing): "Yeah, I got it."
DJ: "Then ... let's see ... - When did you two have sex last time ?"
Sara: "O God ! Brian ...... this morning before Brian left for work."
DJ: "Good, good ... but which hour was it ?"
Sara: "I think around 8 a.m."
DJ: "Very good ... next question - How long did it take ? "
Sara: "12, 15 minutes .. probably."
DJ: "Hmmm. Close enough. I'm sure you're trying to protect his manhood. You're one question to the trip in Florida. Are you ready ?"
Sara (laughing): "Yeesss."
DJ: " Where did you two do it ?"
Sara: "Oh God, Brian ... you didn't tell them ... did you ?"
Brian: "Don't worry ... tell them."
DJ: "What's wrong Sara ... something's bothering you ?"
Sara: "Well, just that my mother is in holiday and she's living with us ......"
DJ: "And she saw you ?"
Sara: "Brian?!"
Brian: "No ... oh no, I don't ..."
DJ: "Hold it ... calm down ... I need an answer ! Please !?"
Sara: "Oh, God , I don't believe you told them such a thing !"
Brian: "Come on, honey, we're talking about a trip to Florida !"
DJ: "Come on, sis ... we don't have all day for this. Where did you two do it ?"
Sara (after a short pause): " In the ass !"

(a long, long, long silence)
DJ: "We'll be back after commercials ............. "

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The show must go on - de Dinu Lazar la: 08/03/2005 15:09:45
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Breda Photo Fair

2nd International Photo Fair

From the 23rd to 25th of September 2005 Breda Photo Fair will be presenting an international company of photo gallery’s, art photographs, publishers and specialized antiquarian book dealers. Breda Photo Fair forms part of the photo festival Breda Photo 2005.

A great number of cultural activities take place throughout the year under the late gothic arches of “Onze Lieve Vrouwen” church - the most beautiful building of Breda. Breda Photo Fair has chosen this magnificent location to organize the 2nd International Photo Fair, an unique event in the Benelux whereby quality and diversity are of the highest priority. The set-up of the fair is professional and luxurious and is managed by the same organisation as the antique fair “Antiqui Breda”.

The ambitions are high. Breda Photo Fair will develop into an event that can meets the same level as the photo fairs in London, Paris, Cologne and New York.

The national and international interest in photography is growing. Museums often buy photo collections, the number of private individuals that collect art photos is rising and an increasing number of gallery’s specialise in art photography. Breda Photo Fair will therefore host a number national and international galleries.

Since the development of photography as an art form many devoted publishers and designers have published expensive and rare photo books. Breda Photo Fair will host a selective group of publishers and dealers in rare book.

New talent
Besides national and international photo galleries, independent art photographers are invited to present themselves to the public and the professional photo galleries. Before the application to attend the fair is approved the collection of the photographer is subject to inspection by an independent vetting committee. An additional condition is that the photographer is not represented by a national or international photo gallery.

Breda Photo 2005
Breda Photo Fair forms part of the festival Breda Photo 2005. In 2003 the festival received a lot of national and international publicity.

With the title ‘Imaginary Beauty’ Breda Photo 2005 starts on the 17th of September and closes five weeks later on the 23rd of October. A series of exhibitions in the “Beyerd”, Breda’s Museum and “Lokaal 01” will focus on this theme. Besides that there are many smaller exhibitions spread over several locations within the boundaries of the city.

The heart of the festival is the Photo Hall which offers an experimental program: short exhibitions, lectures, workshops, performances, links with other disciplines and meetings with photographers and photo collectors. As in 2003 an “Amateur Weekend” and “Youth Project” will be held. A close cooperation is established with the photo museum in Rotterdam and Antwerp. Information is available at .

Breda Photo Fair

Friday the 23rd of September 2005
Saturday the 24th of September 2005
Sunday the 25th of September 2005

Breda Photo

Saturday the 17th of September 2005 up and until Saturday the 23rd of October 2005

Information Breda Photo Fair

Haansberg 19
4874 NJ Etten-Leur
The Netherlands
T: + 31 (0) 76 503 27 97
F: + 31 (0) 76 503 25 40

Information Breda Photo
Gregoor Martens
Arenberglaan 197
4822 ZN Breda

The Netherlands
T: + 31 (0) 76 541 62 31
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CALL FOR ENTRIES EXTENSION! : THE PDN PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL 2006 - de Dinu Lazar la: 30/01/2006 22:04:10
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)

Famous for launching the careers of undiscovered talent and showcasing the latest work from industry veterans, PDN's Photo Annual accepts entries in all areas of photography. We invite photographers, creatives at ad agencies, corporate art departments and publishing companies to enter their best work of 2005. There are also categories for sports, editorial, stock, students, web sites and unpublished work.

Contest rules and entry forms.

1 Advertising
2 Magazine/Editorial
3 Photo Books
4 Photojournalism/Sports /Documentary published /unpublished
5 Corporate Design/Photo Products/ Annual Reports/Brochures/Catalogs/Greeting Cards/ Calendars/ Posters/Book Covers/Cd Covers/Packaging
6 Personal Work
7 Stock Photography
8 Web Sites
9 Student Work

For submission information and specific category requirements go to:
Contest rules and entry forms

To visit last year's gallery go to:
2005 Gallery

An award celebration for all winners will take place in May 2006 in New York. All winners will be published in PDN's Photo Annual May issue and on PDNOnline. Winners may also be eligible for one of four sponsored cash prizes: The Marty Forscher Fellowship, The Canon Student Explorer of Light Scholarship Award, The Epson Creativity Award, and The Nikon Storyteller Award.

Photo District News
770 Broadway - 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Attn: John Gimenez

Please make checks payable to Photo District News

All entries must arrive in our New York office by February 7, 2006

Please email your questions to John Gimenez at

Don't miss the chance to showcase your best work of the year.

Nikon, Epson, Canon
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Best "Out of office" replies - de Pasagerul la: 06/04/2006 20:50:50
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "9")
7. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to
get the position. Be prepared for my mood.

6. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.

5. I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from holiday on 4 April. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

4. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged £5.99 for the first ten words and £1.99 for each additional word in your message.

3. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is
unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.'

(The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many
in-duh-viduals did this over and over).

2 Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system..You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.


1. I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical
reasons...when I return, please refer to me as 'Margaret' instead of

O fi bine in Rai, dar cele mai interesante persoane nu ajung acolo
it's the season for singing, everybody :)) - de anisia la: 11/12/2006 00:37:25
Christmas Carols for the Psychologically Challenged

1. Schizophrenia --- Do You Hear What I Hear?
2. Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Queens Disoriented Are
3. Amnesia --- I Don't Know if I'll be Home for Christmas
4. Narcissistic --- Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me
5. Manic --- Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and ...
6. Paranoid --- Santa Claus is Coming to Get Me
7. Borderline Personality Disorder --- Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire
8 . Full Personality Disorder-- You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll tell You Why
9. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ---Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells ..
10. Agoraphobia --- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day But Wouldn't Leave My House
11. Senile Dementia --- Walking in a Winter Wonderland Miles From My House in My Slippers and Robe
12. Oppositional Defiant Disorder --- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus So I Burned Down the House
13. Social Anxiety Disorder --- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas While I Sit Here and Hyperventilate.

io cant nr.3... voi??? :)))
the newyorker - de om la: 31/01/2007 00:20:13
(la: PALAVRE DE CAFENEA (Trancaneala- editie speciala))
imi cer scuze pt ca este cam lung, dar "e" multe virgine :))
Virgin No. 1: Yuck.
Virgin No. 2: Ick.
Virgin No. 3: Ew.
Virgin No. 4: Ow.
Virgin No. 5: Do you like cats? I have fourteen!
Virgin No. 6: I’m Becky. I’ll be legal in two years.
Virgin No. 7: Here, I’ll just pull down your zipper. Oh, sorry!
Virgin No. 8: Can we cuddle first?
Virgin No. 9: It was a garlic-and-onion pizza. Why?
Virgin No. 10: . . . so I see Heath, and he goes, “Like, what are you doing here?,” and I go, “I’m hangin’ out,” so he goes, “Like, what?” . . .
Virgin No. 11: First you’re going to have to show me an up-to-date health certificate.
Virgin No. 12: Hurry! My parents are due home!
Virgin No. 13: Do you want the regular or the special?
Virgin No. 14: I’m eighty-four. So what?
Virgin No. 15: Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Virgin No. 16: Even I know that’s tiny.
Virgin No. 17: “Do it”? Meaning what?
Virgin No. 18: I’m saving myself for Jesus.
Virgin No. 19: Somewhere on my body I have hidden a buffalo nickel.
Virgin No. 20: Don’t touch my hair!
Virgin No. 21: I hope you’re not going to sleep with me and then go sleep with seventy-one others.
Virgin No. 22: Do you mind if we listen to Mannheim Steamroller?
Virgin No. 23: Are you O.K. with the dog on the bed?
Virgin No. 24: Would you mind saying, “Could I see you in my office, Miss Witherspoon?”?
Virgin No. 25: Ride me! Ride me, Lucky Buck!
Virgin No. 26: You like your vanilla hot?
Virgin No. 27: Does Ookums like Snookums?
Virgin No. 28: It’s so romantic here, dead.
Virgin No. 29: Well, I’m a virgin, but my hand isn’t.
Virgin No. 30: You are in?
Virgin No. 31: Hi, cowboy. I just rode down from Brokeback Mountain.
Virgin No. 32: I’m a virgin because I’m so ugly.
Virgin No. 33: You like-ee?
Virgin No. 34: I’ll betcha you can’t get an erection. Go on, impress me. C’mon, show me. Show me, big shot.
Virgin No. 35: By the way, here in Heaven “virgin” has a slightly different meaning. It means “chatty.”
Virgin No. 36: Sure, I like you, but as a friend.
Virgin No. 37: No kissing. I save that for my boyfriend.
Virgin No. 38: I’m Zania, from the planet Xeron. My vagina is on my foot.
Virgin No. 39: It’s a lesion, and, no, I don’t know what kind.
Virgin No. 40: I’m Jewish. Why do you ask?
Virgin No. 41: Hi, I’m Becky. Oh, whoops—you again.
Virgin No. 42: I just love camping! Camping is so great! Can we go camping sometime?
Virgin No. 43: In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m a single mom.
Virgin No. 44: You like my breasts? They were my graduation gift.
Virgin No. 45: When you’re done, you should really check out how cool this ceiling is.
Virgin No. 46: I’m almost there. Just another couple of hours.
Virgin No. 47: Get your own beer, you nitwit.
Virgin No. 48: No, you’ve got it wrong. We’re in the Paradise Casino.
Virgin No. 49: I really enjoyed that. Thank you very much. Gee, it’s late.
Virgin No. 50: You make me feel like a real woman. And after this is over I’m going to find one.
Virgin No. 51: What do you mean, “move a little”?
Virgin No. 52: Not now, I’m on my BlackBerry.
Virgin No. 53: I love it when you put on your pants and leave.
Virgin No. 54: We’ve been together twenty-four hours now, and, you know, sometimes it’s O.K. to say something mildly humorous.
Virgin No. 55: That was terrible. I should have listened to the other virgins.
Virgin No. 56: I think I found it. Is that it? Oh. Is this it? Oh, this must be it. No?
Virgin No. 57: It must be hot in here, because I know it’s not me.
Virgin No. 58: Those are my testicles.
Virgin No. 59: Did you know that “virgin” is an anagram of Irving?
Virgin No. 60: First “Spamalot,” then sex.
Virgin No. 61: Great! I was hoping for circumcised.
Virgin No. 62: Was that it?
Virgin No. 63: Dang. George Clooney was being reckless on a motorcycle, but instead I got you.
Virgin No. 64: Tonight, I become a woman. But until then you can call me Bob.
Virgin No. 65: They’re called “adult diapers.” Why?
Virgin No. 66: We could do it here for free, or on a stage in Düsseldorf for money.
Virgin No. 67: I’m just Virgin No. 67 to you, right?
Virgin No. 68: Pee-yoo. Are you wearing Aramis?
Virgin No. 69: Condom, please.
Virgin No. 70: My name is Mother Teresa.
Virgin No. 71: I’m not very good at this, but let’s start with the Reverse Lotus Blossom.
Virgin No. 72: It was paradise, until you showed

misiaczek, misiaczek, malutki misiaczek !
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The Great Beyond - de Alina Momanu la: 29/09/2003 02:18:21
(la: Marele Eveniment)
E o promisiune, un pact facut cu sine insusi intr-o lume ciuntita in care esenta frumusetii s-a pierdut si in care numai suferinta a ramas, ca marturie ca viata inca mai exista, chiar si asa, pe dos.
Dar se va intampla la apus, martea viitoare. Nu maine, nu poimanine ci int-o MARTI, mai tarziu decat "in curand". Si apusul n-a fost niciodata simbolul Renasterii.
Va fi o calatorie aici, se va intampla Marea Trecere spre Dicolo.
Dar ...ia asculta-aici:
"Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
...We’re both of us beneath out love, we’re both of us above
Dance me to the end of love..."
Pentru cel care isi plateste chiria in fiecare zi in The Tower of Song, fericirea e "dincolo", fericirea e un sfarsit.
Metafora unui vis...
"Dance me to the children, wh - de Daniel Racovitan la: 29/09/2003 09:23:43
(la: Marele Eveniment)
"Dance me to the children, who are askin' to be born / Dance me to the curtains, that our kisses have outworn / Dance me with your naked eye, be my homeward dove / And dance me, to the end of love" (citat aproximativ, din memorie)

"Dance me to the end of love" un cantec despre statornicia in dragoste pana la moarte. Videoclipul: fotografii de nunta din tinerete, vechi de zeci de ani, alternand cu imaginile unor batrani tinandu-se de mana pe culoarele unei case de batrani...

Versul "Dance me to their beauty, where they're burning violins" e o aluzie la crematoriile din lagarele naziste, la intrarea carora erau pusi detinutii sa cante la violoncele piese de camera, in timp ce nenorocitii erau arsi...

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Zici: "Office-ul cu ce-l inlo - de Daniel Racovitan la: 06/10/2003 15:31:14
(la: "Muzica, mp3" sau "Asa cum nu fur sampania din supermarket...")
Zici: "Office-ul cu ce-l inlocuiesti? PC-ul este practic o necesitate in ziua noatra si oare Linux-ul si Sar Office-ul sunt de ajuns pentru a ne face competitivi??"

Peste maximum 2 saptamani nu va mai exista in computerul meu nici macar un singur bit de software provenind de la Microsoft :)

Office-ul se poate inlocui cu OpenOffice, care bineinteles, citeste si fisiere M$ Office.

Deci se poate.
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"We are the kitschy girls, yo - de Catalin Francu la: 10/11/2003 12:33:38
(la: Cum ati defini kitsch-ul?)
"We are the kitschy girls, you are the kitschy boys, don't be shy, touch my bum..."
1. If the Gods Had Meant Us t - de ninel la: 11/11/2003 12:49:54
(la: Care sunt ultimele 5 carti pe care le-ati citit?)
1. If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote, They'd Have Given Us Candidates by Jim Hightower (.../0060932090) - inca neterminata
2. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters by Greg Palast (
3. The Journey of Man : A Genetic Odyssey by Spencer Wells (.../0812971469)
4. The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes (.../0393323145)
5. Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos & the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman (.../0786884061)

Ultima carte citita de mine in limba romana cred ca a fost Maitreyi a lui Eliade, iar in franceza Fleurs du Mal a lui Beaudelaire (partial), amandoua acum mai bine de opt ani.
"History is the lie commonly - de mercondas la: 26/11/2003 07:31:56
(la: Istorie alternativa: cum ar fi fost daca ... ?)
"History is the lie commonly agreed upon," - Voltaire
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Pentru cei ce cred ca stiu fotografie... - de Dinu Lazar la: 31/12/2003 01:10:39
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)

You will see the most compelling, provocative, emotional work of the year plus there will be reviews of the most significant stories in photography today. All entries must be postmarked before February 15, 2004. A panel of renowned judges will select the final images from the following eight categories:

1. advertising
2. magazine, editorial
3. photo books
4. photojournalism, sports, documentary (published and unpublished)
5. corporate design, photo products (brochures, annual reports, calendars, catalogues, music/ CD covers, book covers, movie posters)
6. personal work
7. web sites
8. student work

For submission information and specific category requirements go to:
To download an entry form go to:
Entry form
To visit last year's gallery go to:
2003 Gallery

An award celebration for the winners will take place in May 2004 in New York, New York. The winners and their work will be featured in the May issue of PDN and PDN Online. Additional prizes and sponsors to be announced.

• The Marty Forscher Fellowship Award
• The Marty Forscher Student Fellowship Award
• The Canon Student Explorer of Light Scholarship Award
• The Epson Creativity Award
• The Nikon Storytellers Award
For more information please visit


Jen Bekman
Jen Bekman Gallery

Michelle Bogre
Chairperson, Department of Photography
Parsons School of Design

David Carol
Director of Photography
Viacom Outdoor

David Cicconi
Photo Editor
Travel & Leisure

Patrick Donehue
Vice President of Creative Photography

Sara Galkin
Art Buyer
Ogilvy & Mather

Melissa Harris

Michelle Jackson
Art Producer
Grey Worldwide

Cory Jacobs
Photography Director

Photo District News
770 Broadway - 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Attn: John Gimenez

Please make checks payable to Photo District News

All entries must arrive in our New York office by February 15, 2004

Please email your questions to John Gimenez at or call 646-654-5792.

We look forward to receiving your entries!
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