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Current Heads of State

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President of Afghanistan

27.09.2014 – 08:56 | Category: All, Dictators, Europe Leaders

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of Afghanistan
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of Afghanistan (since Sept 29, 2014) He is the co-founder of the Institute for State Effectiveness, an organization set up in 2005 to improve the ability of states to serve their citizens. In 2005 he gave a TED talk, in which he discussed how to rebuild a broken state such as Afghanistan. Ghani is a member More →

President of Iraq

24.07.2014 – 21:49 | Category: All, Dictators, Middle East Leaders

Muhammad Fuad Masum, President of Iraq (since Jul 24, 2014)
Muhammad Fuad Masum, President of Iraq (since Jul 24, 2014) Fuad Masum was born in the city of Koya. His family descends from the village of Khabanen, which is part of Hawraman. He studied at various religious schools in Kurdistan until the age of 18. He studied law and Sharia at Baghdad University. In 1958, Masum traveled to Cairo to More →

Artist of the Month

No war by Ciril

A Message from the Artist:
I have got a gold medal-first prize for this picture at Photo of the youth 2003 in Slovenia.

i took this one last year when Iraq was very popular or how to say….
but i think that this photo is quite good also for these days. just remember Madrid and wars all over the world.

About the Artist:

Ciril Jazbec
Artist | Professional | Photography
Ciril Jazbec (1987) was born in Slovenia, which is where he first took up photography and visual storytelling. His desire to expand his horizons led him to London where he studied MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication. He is drawn towards stories that reach out and touch you, making you stop, think and take action in the midst of our ever-changing world.

Moved by the story of the disappearing islands of Kiribati, Ciril had endeavored to capture the essence of the place whilst that remains possible. Through encounters with the locals, activists and the President, Ciril addresses environmental issues and offers a testament to the spirit of the people.

Ciril is currently based in London, UK.

Artist of the Month

Why I Chose this Photo: His face says it all. A reality crushed, a new existence… No wonder this artist received an honorable mention with Daily Deviation Spot.
Journey Into Warby jevinart

A Message from the Artist:
The date is December 11, 1969. A young soldier, fresh out of boot camp, takes his first steps down from a chopper and into the jungles of Vietnam. At that very moment, the innocence of youth is stripped away forever, replaced with the life-and-death struggle of instantaneous manhood. Amid the magenta-colored fog of war, our hero assesses his new predicament, and the dangerous journey ahead of him. He pauses for a moment as the true realization hits him with brutal force – and everything familiar he has known throughout his life disappears on the wind; fading like the whir of rotors from the departing choppers, leaving with their cargo of wounded and fallen comrades…
About the Artist:

art dude
United States
hey, peeps!  check out my latest piece on CGChannel — “a moment of rage”.



Artist of the Month

Why I Chose This Photo: I know it’s not human but this wolf bares his heart just as if he depicted a human getting ready for a battle. He’s here, sitting, fighting within himself to erase his fears and prepare for what needs to get done. There is determination but also acknowledgement. Only a true artist could capture so much in just two small yellow eyes…
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