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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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NAMES OF 2014 JOOP SWART MASTERCLASS PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

World Press Photo announced the 12 young photographers who have been selected for the 21st edition of the annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. The announcement was made during the Awards Days. During the six-day masterclass, to be held from 2- 8 November 2014 in Amsterdam, the participating photographers will interact with six prominent experts, discussing technical and visual aspects of their work, as well as their role as a photographer.
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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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Antwerp: Ambiguous City

As one of the winners of the Photo Academy Awards 2012 Serge Maes talks to Revolve about his work on Antwerp, dubbed “Ambiguous City”. This project was initially thought to be a personal project, turning into an ongoing quest for urban aesthetic spontaneity. “I take pictures that I would like to see in someone else’s exhibition, photos that I would like to find in a bookstore.”.
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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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Dutch aspire to lead global green building

The Dutch are using sustainable building as a trademark to tackle the economic crisis, writes Laura Beltrán Villamizar. The Dutch are known for being innovative, entrepreneurial and creative when doing business, all of which appeared at the Dutch Green Building Week (September 17-21) – a week dedicated to sustainable building, housing and green development.
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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