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