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Gazans Rush to Buy Food
By Transterra Editor
17 Jul 2014

Toy weapons being sold on a public market in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Kenya XYZ Show
Nairobi, Kenya
By Mais Istanbuli
26 Feb 2013

The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (20 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

The crew use DSLR cameras at the GoDown Arts Centre, where the satirical television program is filmed.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (19 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

A member of the production team monitors sound while filming an episode of the show.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (18 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Puppets are dressed and ready for filming at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (17 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Puppet maker Im Muchemi poses with a clay mould of a puppet.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (16 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

A clay mould of a puppet at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs..

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (15 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Various props of guns hang in the workshop at the GoDown Arts Centre, where the satirical television program, 'The XYZ Show' is produced.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (13 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Puppeteers work with puppets at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (12 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Puppet maker Im Muchemi poses with a clay mould of a puppet.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (11 of 21)
nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Sculptor Eric Mokua poses with a clay model of US First Lady Michelle Obama.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (10 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

A puppet depicting US President Barack Obama is seen in the wardrobe department at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (9 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Cartoonist Gado discusses the day's shoot with the production team before beginning filming.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (8 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

A assistant use a marker as shooting start at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (7 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

A puppeteer practice his moves ahead of shooting at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (6 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

A puppeteer practice his moves ahead of shooting at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (5 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

A puppeteer react from the effort of working with puppets at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (4 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Puppets can be seen in the workshop at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (3 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Puppeteer Fedelis Kyab pose with a puppet at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (2 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Boxes containing the puppets of political leaders are stored at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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KENYA XYZ SHOW (1 of 21)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
26 Feb 2013

Puppeteers wait for the filming to start at the GoDown Arts Centre , 26 February 2013 where the satirical television program, The XYZ Show is produced. A satirical television program, The XYZ Show comments on current political and social affairs in Kenya through the use of latex puppets resembling prominent figures.On The XYZ Show, national leaders in Kenya are lampooned with the purpose of using humour to address difficult and controversial national issues while promoting transparency in government. The XYZ Show is modelled after the UK’s “Spitting Image” and France’s “Les Guignols de L’Info” television programs.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

It’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theater and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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The People of Pingelap (26 of 27)
Pingelap, Federated States of Micronesia
By Hannes von der Fecht
24 Mar 2008

The only paved road on Pingelap. The houses were build by the Japanese occupiers during the 2nd world war. After the Japanese were defeated by the Americans, the inhabitants of Pingelap moved into these houses.

Pingelap is a small island in the Pacific Ocean, a part of the Federate States of Micronesia. About 240 people live on this atoll. Ten per cent of them have a genetic form of colour blindness, achromatopsia, meaning their sight is extremely diffused and their eyes very sensitive to light. This disease is locally known as "Maskun", which in Pingelapese language means "to not see".
In his book, The Island of the Colorblind, Oliver Sacks, author and neurologist, describes the life of the inhabitants of Pingelap. His interest is based on the question, if, because of the multitude of people with Maskun in Pingelap, there is an independent culture of colour blind people. This book inspired me to travel to Pingelap and create a photographic series as a study in the perception of people with Maskun. I discovered that in everyday life people with Maskun are hardly distinguishable from those without – only the constant blinking of the eyes in the bright sunshine reveals any difference. With my camera I wanted to somehow visualise how the island was percieved by its inhabitants and come to terms with those who are living with Maskun.

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The People of Pingelap (8 of 27)
Pingelap, Federated States of Micronesia
By Hannes von der Fecht
21 Mar 2008

Common area for the inhabitants of Pingelap.

Pingelap is a small island in the Pacific Ocean, a part of the Federate States of Micronesia. About 240 people live on this atoll. Ten per cent of them have a genetic form of colour blindness, achromatopsia, meaning their sight is extremely diffused and their eyes very sensitive to light. This disease is locally known as "Maskun", which in Pingelapese language means "to not see".
In his book, The Island of the Colorblind, Oliver Sacks, author and neurologist, describes the life of the inhabitants of Pingelap. His interest is based on the question, if, because of the multitude of people with Maskun in Pingelap, there is an independent culture of colour blind people. This book inspired me to travel to Pingelap and create a photographic series as a study in the perception of people with Maskun. I discovered that in everyday life people with Maskun are hardly distinguishable from those without – only the constant blinking of the eyes in the bright sunshine reveals any difference. With my camera I wanted to somehow visualise how the island was percieved by its inhabitants and come to terms with those who are living with Maskun.