I will bring to life some of the book's images as I discuss them in a series of 15 short video webinars. For some images I share additional material, like related photos or video, that has not before been published. For others, there is a fascinating story that provides texture or context.
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Episode #1 - Roda in Malawi
My first webinar takes you to Malawi as I discuss an image from my photo book, Why I Cry On Airplanes. I hope you enjoy it! I am available afterwards for comments via my Facebook page, Koen's Projects.
Episode #2 - Street babies in Nicaragua
The second webinar in this series takes us to Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. There, teenage mother Sujeylin is raising her baby on the streets. Join my Facebook page, Koen's Projects, for regular updates and to leave comments.
Episode #3 - Sniffing glue
In the following 8 minutes I discuss yet another image from my photo book. And this specific one is about... sniffing glue! Join my Facebook page, Koen's Projects, for regular updates and to leave comments.
Episode #4 - Street mothers
In this episode that discusses a photo from the book, we return to Managua, Nicaragua, as we look at street mothers in 2008 and return eight years later, in 2016.
Episode #5 - Postponed emotions
This episode is dedicated to the images in the book that are related to air travel, and to how the obvious emotions related to my work always come later – generally during the flight home.
Episode #6 - The door to the doctor
This episode looks at three images from the book that take us to a health centre in rural Malawi.
Episode #7 - Loneliness
This episode takes us to Pattaya in Thailand and talks about sex and loneliness...
You can see all webinars below, and remain in touch through my professional Facebook page, Koen's Projects.
Episode #8 - Karate in Kolkata
This episode deals with a photograph with a twist of teenager Aisha, who lives in the slum neighbourhood of Kolkata, India. And with a series of free karate classes in a public park. Join my Facebook page, Koen's Projects, for regular updates and to leave comments.
Episode #9 - Uganda
This episode takes us to Uganda, and to a critical medical condition that children in the North of the country suffer. The emotions on the flight home are no surprise! Join my Facebook page, Koen's Projects, for regular updates and to leave comments.
Episode #10 - Body Politics
Webinar 10 takes us to a rooftop in Nairobi, Kenya, for a photo shoot with a group of queer women. And I introduce a special guest! 🙂
Episode #11 - Preferred pronouns
This episode talks about people who prefer to be addressed with a different pronoun than the one assigned to them at birth, and again features a special guest!
Episode #12 - Paola
This episode introduces us to Paola, a trans woman from Honduras and one of the most remarkable and strong human beings I have encountered.
Episode #13 - Malawi Maternity
Who's afraid of the number 13? 🙂 This episode of my webinar series takes us into a rural maternity clinic in Malawi, and back to the film that inspired this photo series, Kulinga Mawa.
Episode #14 - The River Padma
This episode brings us to Bangladesh, a long river cruise, and to a 12-year old girl fighting child marriage in her village.
Episode #15 - The bus and the end
This is the final webinar already! Episode 15 brings us back to Nicaragua to a city bus and an open air church. And contains a few minor surprises.
Thanks so much to everyone who watched them!! Be sure to like my facebook page, Koen's Projects, for regular updates and to leave comments.