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Dear Friends

I am based in London and am an MA student (though I admit a rather aged, post retirement one) at the London Metropolitan University. My current module is on Digital Photography and I have chosen as a project to set up a blog to act as a forum for photo-conversations between photographers from different countries. The URL is http://www.internationalphotoblog.co.uk but it is very much under construction, so don't be too critical!

My aim is to bring together photographers from pairs of countries that (to be tactful) have had a little bit of bother at some time. For example, I have asked an Israeli photographer and a Palestinian one to contribute. I tried an Iranian photographer but she was scared of being murdered if she took part, so I dropped that one. (I was going to pair her with Israel or the US). I would like to be in touch with a Greek and a Turkish photographer. You get the idea. I'm interested in any country that has had any problem with another (that means most, I guess).

I want to make it largely visual, so I'm asking for images, with a short title and a photographers name or web-name only. The images are emailed to me and I will post them. I'm doing it this way to keep tight editorial control, as I don't want it to get out of hand. Nevertheless, I undertake to post any reasonable photo. I though we could just start with photos of anything going on in your country. For example, the ones I put up are of craftspeople working in the UK. Nothing very political. However, as it goes on it could warm up.

I'll be running this for a maximum of 6 months only, so the commitment isn't open-ended.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining in. My address is paulrobinsonphotography@gmail.com.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Regards

Paul5228