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Laura Beltrán Villamizar

Copywriter & Multimedia Journalist

Amsterdam

Laura Beltrán Villamizar

I love slow food, slow travel and slow journalism
Photographer and writer romanticising cities and coffee out of proportion.

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The Coffee & Cigarettes Cult In Arts And Literature

“I thought of you yesterday… and the day before. I laid in bed, pondering about ma vie Bruxelloise. I wanted a fag, but I didn’t smoke it–since we all know that each cigarette will take two seconds of our lives–I would have preferred to dedicate at least those two seconds fucking each other’s minds instead, like Martín Haché once said.”.
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10 Lessons I Learned While Travelling The World Alone

Many of us have had the chance of travelling, of broadening our horizons and exploring new cultures. As much as travelling in a group or with a travel buddy is life fulfilling, doing by yourself is life changing. Travelling solo brings a whole lot of layers to the experience whereby the journey is not only a cultural one but a voyage that will touch you deeply on a personal, spiritual and emotional level.
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SAMIRA HODAEI Persianesque Art that Empowers Women and Questions Reality

Born and raised in Teheran, the Iranian artist Samira Hodaei is relentlessly inspired by her home country. Daily experiences as a woman and as an artist in a country where both are constantly neglected and sometimes totally forgotten, serve as an unconscious drive for her to practice her art.
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The Canary Project

The Canary Projects is a research hub for artists with the goal of deepening pubic understanding of climate change. For this interview, I worked closely with the two minds behind this project, Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris. We discussed how contemporary art can be used to raise awareness about pressing environmental issues - a never-ending challenge.
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Samira Hodaei – Dancing the Sharp Edge

Born in Teheran, Samira Hodaei captures the viewers’ eye by representing the role of women in contemporary and historical times. In the Dancing the Sharp Edge series, she portraits imageries of women dancing in twisted or bended positions, all equipped with knives. Samira mentions danger, which is represented by the knives as a ubiquitous and a constant threat to womanhood.
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About

Laura Beltrán Villamizar

Bogotá born, bred in The Hague, Buenos Aires, Brussels and Berlin, now conquering Amsterdam.

I have been trained to evolve into multimedia journalism. I'm a visual journalist who knows how to tell stories with narrative punch and nuance. Excellent narrative needs outstanding word, image and sound: three things I am passionate about.

I’m a constant explorer of the transformation of the media landscape. Which is why use the tools of my generation and the next one to engage people in all levels: the adaptability of online journalism, the amazing progress in design and innovation as well as the engaging role of social networking.

I allow for serendipity, always.

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http://inthecityloop.wordpress.com/

Skills

  • photography
  • languages
  • coffee making
  • killer team spirit
  • copywriting
  • social media
  • CMS
  • CSR