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Juxtapositions of Old and New in Tumbaco, Ecuador with @ivankphoto

To see more of Ivan Kashinsky’s photos from “Project Mi Barrio” follow @ivankphoto or browse the #projectmibarrio hashtag.

In the small town of Tumbaco not far from Ecuador’s bustling capital city of Quito, the traditional ways of life are changing quickly. A superhighway is under construction. A new shopping mall sells name brand clothes. Corn fields are valuable real estate for apartment buildings. The folkways passed on for generations exist simultaneously with the latest digital devices.

In his series “Project Mi Barrio” on Instagram, photojournalist Ivan Kashinsky (@ivankphoto) shares these fascinating juxtapositions taking place every day. “The Ecuador that I’ve been documenting for the last 10 years, is going through a titanic shift,” says Ivan. “Old indigenous ladies walk their cows though the streets as people wait impatiently in their brand new sparkling clean SUVs. I am watching the old Ecuador slam into the new Ecuador right in front of my eyes. It’s a double-score when the two come together face to face.”

Project Mi Barrio is also about exploring the consequences of this global shift towards modernization. “Will people be happier as we slip into the future?” he asks. “What is being lost? These are the questions I want people to be thinking about when they see my images.”

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summer plans

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Starving Buddha

During Buddha’s search for enlightenment, he lived through a period of extreme asceticism, eating only a leaf or grain of rice a day. He became so emaciated, suffered so much & still no enlightenment.

He soon realized self mortification was not the way, but neither was self indulgence. He soon discovered the middle path after he was given rice pudding to eat by a village girl.

Thereafter, he sat under the bodhi tree & attained nirvana.

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Artwork from the Star Wars Identities Exhibition.

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Batman 1989: The 25th Anniversary Post // promotional images by Warner Bros (1989)

Today, 25 years ago it was released the film that would pave the way for the comic movie craze for years to come. Even though Superman was released almost 12 years previous to this movie Batman by Tim Burton set the tone for comic films for years to come. Much has been said about how good (or bad) this film has aged. I just know that I still enjoy this film as much as I did when I was a young kid because it feels very fresh and very classic at the same time. Technology advanced by leaps and bounds 25 years later but I still see futuristic elements in this movie. It was one of those projects that endured development hell and had the director being questioned on every choice he made regarding the story he wanted to tell (particularly his casting of Batman).

In the end, Tim Burton delivered a solid film with a powerful cast with the likes of Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Palance, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough and William Hootkins based on the most wonderful characters of the Batman lore and tons of elemnts from the comic translated faithful to the film: an stylized but very powerful Batmobile, an eerie and mysterious Batcave and one of the most faithful Batman costume ever done for a movie (yeah short-eared batman sucks!). This film is still as good as it gets. It’s one of the classics and the one that made the world realize that comic where serious business. It also was the spark that triggered for the big part of the year the “Bat-mania” phenomenon where you got to see the Bat-symbol everywhere, from t-shirts to haircuts. If you haven’t checked it out yet… you should!

Best Batman movie made thus far.

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