New York, New York. Here comes Stanford!

We are not much in favor of all kinds of photography competitions for which you have to pay an entrance fee to participate. But now we made an exception (on invitation BTW). Although there is a jury that makes the final decision people can also vote for us online. The more votes the bigger the chance to win the JACKPOT of 75,000 US-Dollars. If we should win it (which is most probably beyond any imagination) we donate one third to the NGO Food4Thought here in Stanford, South Africa. This community based NGO runs, for over 10 years now, a pre-primary school in the informal settlement Die Kop that is virtually fully privately funded with well trained teachers, born and bred in Die Kop. The school is one of the best of its kind in the Western Cape. The NGO is fully accountable and periodically independently audited and complies therefore even for funding from the USA (strict regulations over there when it comes to funding South African projects).

As theme for the photographic competition we choose for the village we are living. The main picture in the linked page is THE one which will circulate in the jury and in diverse (online) media; the smaller ones are there  for illustrating how we see and enjoy Stanford through the lens.

Thanks for voting!

At the bottom of this page you can comment (also welcomed)

Herman :)

P.S. the thumbnails below are made at the pre-primary

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We’ve been messing around…

…. earlier today; just by random selecting some pictures for a slide show which you can enjoy on YouTube. These are all pictures we shot during the last 6 months in and around our village and there is absolute no logic in the sequence. Yes, we’ve been messing around a bit. The YouTube does not have the best quality but provides the viewer at least with some impression of an extraordinary village, somewhere in nowhere in South Africa. In case you are interested in a higher quality just email your request to greenc -at- omail.co.za and we’ll send you an MPEG-4 file of 15.4 MB (make first sure that your ISP allows you to receive such large files; some ISP’s don’t allow files of over 5MB for example). You are Welcome!

With thanks to Anton Boshof (the ‘Green House’, Blue Moon), Hair by Belinda (styling model Natasha), Natasha van der Merwe (model), Karuna Pooke (model), Food4Thought, Nonkosinati, Springfontein Winery, Stanford, River Lodge and all the others

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