The “Better Life” Project

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  The “Better Life” Project explores the meaning of life, from individual to individual, culture to culture, throughout human society. A “Better Life” is the justification for almost all of what we do, but what does it really mean? Why do we cause so much harm to the planet and each other in pursuit of a better life? Can life …

100 Days Since Haiyan

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Kim Paul Nguyen and Anna Scharf spent a month in the Philippines after Haiyan hit in November 2013, researching, taking photos, shooting video and writing articles. Check out Kim's articles “100 Days Since Typhoon Haiyan” (18 February 2014) and “A Filippino’s fight against climate change” (23 February 2014) on Al Jazeera English. The April 2014 edition of Monocle Magazine also ...

After Haiyan

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No Frontiers Media Director, Kim Paul Nguyen, spent a month in the Philippines after Haiyan hit, researching, taking photos, shooting video and writing articles. Check out "100 Days Since Typhoon Haiyan" (18 February 2014) and "A Filippino's fight against climate change" (23 February 2014) on Al Jazeera English. The April 2014 edition of Monocle Magazine also featured Kim's Q&A with ...

Off-Grid in Spain – Article, Photo Essay

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  During the summer of 2013 Kim Paul Nguyen and Anna Scharf cycled from Sweden to the Pyrenees, looking for examples of off-grid living. In Spain they found plenty, and the upcoming article and photographic essay will tell the story of the quiet revolution going on in Spanish society, as economic pressures force the Spanish population to re-think prosperity. An …

Urban Empires – photographic essay

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  This photographic essay by Kim Paul Nguyen explores urban environments across the globe. The photos were taken between 2008 and 2012. Urban environments, in all their forms, are where the majority of the human species now reside. They have taken on a huge variety of forms, depending on the social, cultural and economic factors in each region. Surprisingly there …

Ride Planet Earth – Part 5 – Copenhagen

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Ride Planet Earth – December 6th from Ricky Tart on Vimeo.   By Kim Paul Nguyen The COP15 in Copenhagen 2009 is now synonymous with failure. By the time I left in late December that year it was already looking bad, by now most of the world has lost faith in the UN climate change negotiation process. Other major conferences …

Ride Planet Earth – Part 4 – Europe

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  Sofia, Bulgaria, 27th September 2009 Rains out of Istanbul soaked us for days. Passing through the hills north west of Istanbul we came across great packs of wild dogs. From what I read of Istanbul’s history, plagued by vicious street dogs terrorizing the human inhabitants, the local government had tried shifting the packs out of the city. I think …

Ride Planet Earth – Part 3 – Mongolia

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  In the middle of 2009 Kim spent 32 days cycling across Mongolia. During that time he ran out of food and water in the Gobi desert, and spent days lost on the Steppe. The above video is the long version (16 mins) describing his journey, half way between his start in Brisbane and his destination of Copenhagen. The below …