Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Friday, April 27, 2012
I started this blog in 2006 under the name of "A Photo A Day" when I moved to Latin America for half a year. I'm back on the continent, but now for a much longer time. I've settled in Medellin and will be covering all of Latin America from here.
I don't really update this blog much anymore though. But you can keep following my work on the website of my new project: www.themedellinoffice.com.
Here's the press release:
Friday, December 16, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Just discovered I won second prize (Merit of Excellence) in B&W Spiderawards in category photojournalism with this image I took in the Central African Republic.
Caption: Rebels have used a small school in Patcho in the centre of the country as their headquarters for a while. They decorated the walls with their graffiti. The building is now used as a school again but the community has no money to paint the walls....Right in the heart of Africa, surrounded by Chad, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo is the Central African Republic (CAR). In line with its neighbours this country is ravaged by internal conflicts. Several rebel groups are engaged in a permanent war with the government. Army and militias have burnt down thousands of villages. The population fled into the bush where an estimated 100,000 still live. ..The Central African Republic has many Internally Displaced People (IDP's). Nobody knows how many. It is almost impossible to register them. There is only one IDP camp in a country the size of Texas. Many crossed the border to Chad, but the majority lives spread out in the bush. Whole communities live in small huts trying to hide amongst the barren trees. Small patches of land are cultivated but don't produce enough to feed the population. The main crop is Cassava. The shortage of food and the unbalanced diet result in children with swollen belies, malnourished babies and a rate of death amongst children under the age of five which, at 167 out of 1000, is one of the highest in the world.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Las Vegas Watercop from Disputed Waters on Vimeo.
Water Cop Kevin Perry of the South Nevada Water Authority on patrol early in the morning to track down water waste in Las Vegas. This short is part of the Disputed Waters Project. disputedwaters.com by: Ronald de Hommel, 2010
Sunday, December 05, 2010
The Soundslieshow that I made with Louise Williams about the Haitian Rice industry is still online at the Irish Times website: http://www.irishtimes.com/indepth/slideshows/the-people-outside/
Friday, November 05, 2010
The exhibition is part of the MOIS OFF program during the month of photography in Paris.
46 rue Montorgueil, Paris 2éme
Metro Chatelet - Les Halles
The exhibition is open from Nov 10 until Nov 27
every Wednesday until Saturday
12:00h - 20:00
I will be there during the opening and on Nov 24 and 25.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
While all eyes are focussing on the reconstruction of the urban areas of Haiti which were devastated by the earthquake, little attention has been paid to the needs of the country's agricultural sector.
Shackled by antiquated land-owning structures, regularly buffeted by hurricanes and flooding and undermined by subsidised American rice, Haiti's rice farmers face an uphill battle to secure a living.
As Haiti assembles plans for a post-earthquake future, the country's rice farmers are demanding reform of their industry in order to feed their families, and the country, in the future.
sound: Louise Williams, photos: Ronald de Hommel, Dublin/Paris oct. 2010.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Harbor of Abidjan is the biggest in West Africa and aspires to become the biggest in the whole of Africa. They would like to be known as the 'Rotterdam of Africa'.
The Dutch Wax prints of the Dutch company Vlisco are famous all over Africa and are often imitated. Many designers leave the edge of the cloth (with the words: Wax Hollandais Vlisco) visible to show it's the real thing.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tekst: Olivier van Beemen
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
2010-05-31 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. In 2006 chemical waste of the Probo Koala, a ship of Oil company Trafigura was illegally dumped in Abidjan. After the dumping 17 people supposedly have died and tens of thousands have gotten sick of the chemical fumes. There are many reports of people still getting sick near the sites. Khadidja Konaté (2,5) (with her morther Issa) was born without hands or feet near one of the dumping sites. She is one of several children that have been born with serious birth defects that are attributed to the effects of the toxic spill.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Seats of Power from Ronald de Hommel on Vimeo.
I've been a member of Babel-Photo in Paris for almost a year now. A small collective photo agency. We have recently started the first collective project: 'chaises de pouvoir'. For the project I visited the Regional Council building of the Alsace region in Strasbourg. The new building is famous for its modern architecture by Atelier Chaix & Morel et associés. The goal is to produce a joint series of different councils throughout the country to be published before the regional elections in the middle of March.
Conseil Regional Alsace, Strasbourg