ALBANIA 1980 – 90 – VOL.4

Fotografi të rralla të Shqipërisë së viteve 80 – 90 (volumi i katërt). Fotografë: Ferdinando Scianna, Nikos Economopoulos, Martin Parr, Giovanni Visetti, Hans Birger Nilsen, René Guérineau, Antony, Bryer, Josef Koudelka, Luca Turi.

(EN) For more photos of this kind, and contribute for the next video, visit the flickr group Albanian Old Photos: https://www.flickr.com/groups/albania…

Music:
1. Sazet Popullore – Valle e Dhëndrit;
2. Ansambli Çerçiz Topulli – Kaba me klarinet (Gjirokastër 1986);
3. Grupi i Tepelenës – Kënga e Nënës

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ALBANIA 1980 – 90 – VOL.2

Fotografi të rralla të Shqipërisë së viteve 80 – 90 (volumi i dytë). Fotografitë janë bërë nga fotograf profesionist të shquar si Michel Setboun fotograf francez (që vizitoi disa herë Shqipërinë e perjudhës komuniste / socialiste); Mehmet Biber, fotografi turk që vizitoi vëndin tonë në vitin 1980 dhe publikoi për revistën National Geographic (vol.158 – nr.4 – tetor 1980) një artikull me titullin “Albania, Alone Against the World” (Shqipëria, Vetëm Kundër Botës). Por ka edhe fotografi të turistave të thjeshtë që kan vizituar Shqipërinë dhe kan publikuar fotografitë e tyre në flickr. Falenderoj: Alex Segre, Attila Terbócs, Stewart Bath, D. J. Clark, Fabio Uxa, Hans Birger Nilsen, maverick12, Peter, René Guérineau, Rien Bongers, Sam Seyffert, Stavros Sofronas, Stefan Bucher, Stein Rui, Todd Livdahl.

Ky është video i parë (volumi i parë)

Për të parë fotografi të tilla ose të kontribuoni edhe ju për volumin e ardhshëm, vizitoni grupin flickr Fotografi të Vjetra Shqipëtare: https://www.flickr.com/groups/albanian-old-photos

(EN) For more photos of this kind, and contribute for the next video, visit the flickr group Albanian Old Photos: https://www.flickr.com/groups/albanian-old-photos

GIRO 03 – July 2010

One man, one car, four countries, four thousand kilometers. This was his last tour.

Western alps – France – 11 July 2010
You won’t believe it, but in 2010 also, I was doing the slave for a living. The job was taking my soul away each year it passed. But for some reason I continued to work there. Maybe it was lazyness. Or maybe it was that I was used to that kind of violence. They teach us to obey and shut up when we are kids, and we continue to do that when we grow up. Anyway, for someone raped like me, the job wasn’t that bad. I worked on a computer all day. And I was lucky, very lucky. I had priviledges no-one could dream of. I could leave the job for 4 weeks each year and do whatever I wanted. But I couldn’t take these 4 weeks all at the same time. No no no, that was too much, even for a priviledged slave like me. My owner unchained me for 2 weeks in summer, and 2 weeks in winter. But this year I did a great job as a slave, so my owner gave me 3 weeks for my summer vacations. Wow! I could plan a longer trip this time. Three weeks were enough to let me go beyond the alps this time. And so I did. I tried to escape as fast and as far as possible from my problems, but they haunted me even there.

DAY 01 distance: 121 km total so far: 121 km
Roma – Tuscania
Self – Tuscania – 06 July 2010
Fountain – Tuscania – 06 July 2010

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ALBANIA 1980 – 90 – VOL.1

I decided to make this short film after finding some beautiful photos taken by the french photographer Michel Setboun in Albania during the regime era (before the 90s) I divided the video in a few mini segments which show different aspects of life during those years. I used mostly a traditonal southern-Albanian music called “kabà”. Which is an instrumental, improvised and melancholic style of an ensemble-driven by a clarinet.

I also thank Erik Stewart, Peuplier and Maverick12 for their photos.
For more photos of this kind, visit the flickr group Albanian Old Photos