Photographer Paola de Grenet is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From her project ‘Life as a Transsexual‘. To see Paola’s body of work click on any image. Barcelona is a liberal city with a vast community of gays, travesties and transsexuals. It is a […]
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Politics and vying for funding in Aotearoa, seem to fuck with the original intention of a organisation. This isn’t a new thing, but it seems that in recent years, it is getting progressively worse. Now, its not unusual for charities and organisations, that have been doing exceptional well, to have their funding cut. This seems to set off a string of events; 1 being, the rush for funding, which tends to get the organisation to ‘bend over’, where it wouldn’t have bent over before.
Excerpt: “The organisation has long departed from its origins as a grassroots charity. It started in the 1980s, as a group of nine Wellington women in prostitution protecting themselves against the abuses of pimps, the spread of AIDs, and the government’s criminalization of prostituted persons. By 2003, the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) was passed, finally decriminalizing those prostituted in New Zealand’s sex trade – but also pimps and sex buyers. Though NZPC still leverages their historic, grassroots image, it currently promotes government policy of full decriminalization as a generously state-funded sex trade lobby.”
Source: Why the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective cannot be trusted
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Darcy Nicholas is a Contemporary Maori Artist from Aotearoa (New Zealand). His artistry, I would describe as indigenous and deeply personal.
Described as: “Born in Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand – Darcy Nicholas has been actively involved in the contemporary Maori art movement since the late 1960’s. He has exhibited throughout New Zealand, Australia, Africa, United States, France, India, Britain, Germany, Netherlands, and Canada.”
To find more of his Artistry please go to: http://darcynicholas.co.nz/