I wish you all a happy year 2020 from the bottom of my heart. May the following weeks and months bring better news than what the first couple of weeks of this new decade have brought. And I’m obviously not talking about the #Megxit, that has pathetically grabbed all the media attention from all around the world. #Australia #Iran
I haven’t posted or shared anything here since the new year’s eve actually, despite the fact that I was traveling in Thailand and returned home last week. The recent world news really had me be down in the dumps and I didn’t feel like sharing anything that seemed completely inappropriate. I really wanted to take the time to ‘’digest’’ what I had seen/heard before sharing stuff about my time in Thailand, that no one actually cares about. It just didn’t feel right. I really appreciate the fact that some major players on this platform tried to raise awareness on what is going on in Australia, and are still using their voice in a meaningful way. Some have really helped in collecting funds, and I truly hope it made a big difference for the firefighters, the wildlife, and those who lost a lost during those tragic events.
But now what? I’m afraid that on social media, people move on fast and tend to forget quickly. The ‘’hype’’ around it seems to be gone, sadly. Who remembers the destructive Amazon fires that took place not even 5 months ago? Even though the Australian fires are decreasing, even if, somehow, they all get under control, the damages will stay. Forever. That’s why I think it’s still important to take actions.
A couple of weeks ago, my friend @jarradseng came up with that great idea to gather art work from many photographers: @artforfirerelief
100% of proceeds will go towards organisations at the forefront of the relief effort: Australian Red Cross, Wildlife Rescue NSW & Wildlife Victoria. These are organisations that still need our help on the long term, not only when a crisis is at its peak. More than $30,000 have been raised so far, thanks to the help of generous partners. If you guys feel like helping a little, please head over @artforfirerelief website bushfirerelief.org, and order an A3 size print from any of the 30+ phot