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Movement

The act of moving. Change of place or posture. Transference, by any means, from one situation to another. Natural or appropriate motion. Progress. Advancement. (Webster Dictionary) “A footballer, kickboxer, modern … Continue reading

29/04/2013 · Leave a comment

A vision of future

The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. The BBC , in its competition “What if?” , asked for people’s visions of the future with the … Continue reading

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Dreamless

Describes sleep in which you do not dream. “When you have nothing else to lose and all the doors close while being pursued, only your mind will let you dream”. … Continue reading

09/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Inspire

To make someone have a particular strong feeling or reaction. “We exist to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism.” World Press Photo Foundation 2012 Awards Describe the pictures talking … Continue reading

16/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Spray

A liquid which is forced out of a special container under pressure so that it becomes a mass of small liquid drops like a cloud. Ray Ferrer is a NY … Continue reading

16/01/2013 · Leave a comment

Dalí-nglish

On Wed 4 May 1955 the English journalist Malcolm Muggeridge talks with Salvador Dalí, who says that even if viewers only understand a little of his poor English, it will be a wonderful … Continue reading

22/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Restoration

The act or process of returning something to its earlier good condition or position. Universal Pictures, the Hollywood studio known for classic films such as To Kill a Mockingbird, Jaws, … Continue reading

05/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Graffiti

“The work of Boa Mistura is all about the love of graffiti, colour and life. This group of 5 Spanish artists is, as the name says, a good mixture. Arkoh, … Continue reading

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Crowded

Will our planet be as crowded as this cabin?  

25/03/2012 · 1 Comment

Tessellate

Decorate, a floor or pavement, with mosaics. Cover, a plane surface, by repeated use of a single shape, without gaps or overlapping.   Tesselation from Guilherme Maueler on Vimeo. First … Continue reading

29/02/2012 · 1 Comment

Power

 Ability to control people and events.  The amount of political control a person or group has in a country.  Strength. A natural skill or an ability to do something. A … Continue reading

27/02/2012 · 4 Comments

ILU

From Vote for Love , a collection of children’s sayings compiled by Nanette Newman. Hello from ant1mat3rie on Vimeo.                                                               Lyrics and music from the song Hello by Lionel Richie.

14/02/2012 · 2 Comments

The Press

Newspapers and magazines, and those parts of television and radio which broadcast news, or reporters and photographers who work for them. Samuel Aranda’s work has been chosen  as Photo of the … Continue reading

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Serendipity

Coined by Horace Walpole, who took it from the Persian Fairy Tale  The Three Princes of Serendip ( an ancient name for Sri Lanka), this word means the faculty of … Continue reading

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