Abolition of the Slave Trade

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August 23rd is UNESCO’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. It commemorates the night in 1791 of the uprising in Haiti against the slave trade. This led to a 13 year war with France, and on the first day of Haiti’s independence, in 1804, slavery was totally outlawed. Of note, in 1777 the State …

Street and Travel Photography

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I came across a really interesting YouTube video from The Raw Society on Street and Travel photography. Some of its is as you might expect – basic compositional ideas, how to behave on the street and so on. But I found the totality an interesting watch with some excellent photography and thoughtful comments. Right at the end is a useful …