Tag Archives: Inspiration

Music Saved My Life | Arn Chorn-Pond | TEDxWarwick

Arn Chorn-Pond is an internationally-renowned human rights activist, community organizer, and musician who inspires change through his incredible stories of surviving the Cambodian Khmer Rouge genocide.

When the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975, Arn was sent to a children’s labor camp. There, he escaped death by playing his flute for the camp guards. He later reached a refugee camp in Thailand, where Reverend Peter Pond adopted him in 1980. In the U.S., Arn began a series of community rebuilding projects and founded several organizations. In the mid-1990’s, he returned to Cambodia to find his family and his music teacher. He “discovered” other artists who had survived the war and were living in difficult conditions; Cambodian Living Arts was born.

Arn was one of the first recipients of the Reebok Human Rights Award in 1988 and is also the recipient of the Anne Frank Memorial Award, the Kohl Foundation International Peace Prize and two honorary doctorates for peace and humanitarian service.

essica Herrin: “Find Your Extraordinary” | Talks at Google

Jessica Herrin, CEO & Founder of Stella & Dot, joins Talks at Google for a Q&A as she discusses her book “Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms”.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

What if you could, with a little effort, live an extraordinary life? A life in which you felt deep passion for everything you did, and always had time for what matters most? A life in which you had the power, the daring, and the will to make your boldest dreams come true, all while you happily left feelings of inadequacy or guilt behind?

In FIND YOUR EXTRAORDINARY: DREAM BIGGER, LIVE HAPPIER, AND ACHIEVE SUCCESS ON YOUR OWN TERMS Jessica DiLullo Herrin, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Stella & Dot Family Brands, shows how the classic traits of a successful entrepreneur are ones each of us can develop to live an extraordinary life, whether we work a corporate job, run a family, or run our own business. Offering realistic and attainable steps to achieve success on our own terms, Herrin inspires and empowers us to dial up the sound of our own voices and make our authentic dreams a reality.

Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography

Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist born on February 8, 1944 and has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books. Touring exhibitions of this work have been presented throughout the world. Longtime gallery director Hal Gould considers Salgado to be the most important photographer of the early 21st century.

Salgado is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He was awarded Foreign Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992  and was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in 1993.

Between 2004 and 2011, Salgado worked on “Genesis,” aiming at the presentation of the unblemished faces of nature and humanity. It consists of a series of photographs of landscapes and wildlife, as well as of human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures. This body of work is conceived as a potential path to humanity’s rediscovery of itself in nature.

In September and October 2007, Salgado displayed his photographs of coffee workers from India, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Brazil at the Brazilian Embassy in London. The aim of the project was to raise public awareness of the origins of the popular drink.

In his TED talk, he discussed about photography and it’s beauty and mentioned about his deeply personal story of craft that almost killed him showing some amazing photographs. Must Watch..!!