Media

This area has a selection of the most recent photocasts combining still photographs with sound to help tell the real/full story.

Traffic

May 26th 2016

There are 2.5 million cars in Ireland. At 8am driving 20km (north to the south) through Dublin takes from 1.5 to 2 hours. You can go through the city centre, on the outskirts of the city centre or the ring road, though during the busiest hours, time wise it is almost the same, and if an accident occurs, it takes even longer.

Full story by Krzysztof Maniocha on http://uspecto.com/traffic-2/2604

Credits:
Images/Edit: Krzysztof Maniocha

Sound: freesound.com
National Radio Stations/Independent Broadcasters-Ireland

Medjugorie

January 27th 2015

Peace, peace, peace and only peace! Peace must reign between God and man and between people.

Full story by Krzysztof Maniocha on uspecto.com/medjugorie/2399

Credits:
Images/Video/Edit: Krzysztof Maniocha

Lebess… Young Generation in Post – Revolution Tunisia

December 18th 2012

Dramatic and deep changes which have rolled through Tunisia after
2011′s revolution overturned the political, social and economic life
in the country.

How did the young generation find themselves in a new situation? Hopes
are mixed with disappointments. While most of the young women and men
are optimistic, a few pessimistic voices can be heard as well.

“Lebess” is a popular answer for “How’re you today” and means “fine”.
That’s the common answer on daily basis but how will it be in a few
years time?

Political and economical instability combined with recent incidents
caused by violent Salafists- radical Islamist group – undermined the
feeling of great relief and excitement which was common right after
revolution. Countryside which is already under a great influence of
Salafi movement and cosmopolitan, westernized big cities like Tunis
and Sousse need to find the way for a peaceful coexisting to ensure
stable development. Is it possible? The political experts share
different views on Tunisian future- from Islamist state to a
Western-style democracy.

Full story:
uspecto.com/lebess-young-generation-in-post-revolution-tunisia/1675

Credits:
Images/Video/: Tomasz Szustek
Edit: Tomasz Bereska
Music: Amina Fakhet “Yama Al Machina”
Translation from Arabic: Raul Brahem

Protest against ACTA

February 16th 2012

People have demonstrated in Dublin, Ireland against an international copyright treaty.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, short: ACTA, is feared as a threat to Internet freedom.

Credits:
Images/Video/Edit: Tomasz Bereska
Music: Hand Covers Bruise by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Catch a Hare

October 19th 2011

Greyhound racing as a sport has its origins in the hunt. Irish hounds were reputedly known in ancient Rome and in Elizabethan England.
The sport in its modern form came to Ireland in 1927, when electric hares were run in Belfast and Dublin. This development transformed greyhound racing from a popular rural pastime to a major urban attraction. By 1960 Ireland had 22 registered venues, four of which were in Northern Ireland.
Ireland is unique in the world of Greyhound Racing. Many of the owners and trainers have dogs as their family pets where individualized care is of extreme importance. Many people derive their income from this industry. Owners and trainers utilize it as a hobby. Bord na gCon (The Irish Greyhound Board) monitors throughout the country, ensuring the kennels and stadia maintain the highest standards in care of the dogs.

From the author:
I’m aware that this is very controversial subject. I’ve seen many horrible stories about how people treat greyhounds when they are not good anymore on track. However during that time when I was making this project I saw only passion and love for those animals.
I’m a dog lover and I truly believe there are still genuine owners and trainers for whose I dedicate this project.

Gravediggers

August 15th 2010

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Gravediggers from a local cemetery got used to deal with death on everyday basis. Their job is hard, demanding and stable. During the Bosnian War (1992-1995) a few of them were facing death in much more personal way defending the city against Serbs. After that, they returned to their usual duties. People die all year long.

“Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain
Gravedigger”

Dave Matthews