As the animal activits from @animalrights.nl observe, document & prevent the hunter's activities by using loud horns, as a group of ducks fly by just outside the shootings range. Although its controversial nationwide, the local hunters consider the ducks as a plague for their crops and, as for now, they got permission from the authorities to shot them. #bykonrads_photo#photography#documentary#moments#environment#animals
Great Robert Kapa once said, 'If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.' True to that. Few years ago I've been shooting dolphin meat resellers from close range. Although I've been threaten with bloody butcher knifes and baseball bats seconds later, I stood my ground. Moments later those images were released worldwide by CNN. I'll always be here & there to document things that matter in the world, it needs to be done. #bykonrads_photo#photography#photojournalism#moments#documentary
Few years ago I met Wietse in, at the time then, The Black Fish HQ in Amsterdam. Shortly after doing quick (and unpublished) interview I made this shot. Witse van der Werf is the founder ofThe Black Fish, an international organisation that works to end illegal overfishing through enforcement of environmental regulations. #photography#portrait#bykonrads_photo#environment#conservation
Two of the protestors in front of Rijswijk based BPRC. Dozens of protestors gathered today in front of the BPRC gates as they call to quit the animal testing and to shut down the facility.
The Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) is Europe's largest primate animal testing research centre. As reported and known the centre is using monkeys for their experiments. #photography#documentary#bykonrads_photo
Taking selfies, with The Erasmus Bridge in the back, before thousands of people will start their walk of 40 kilometres from Rotterdam to The Hague during Night of the Refugee. They walk to raise funds for emergency aid for refugees worldwide and to raise awareness for the situation of those people in need. #photography#documentary#bykonrads_photo#nachtvandevluchteling
It's obvious that lot of demonstrations & protests are taking place in The Hague. The seat of the Dutch government, parliament, the Supreme Court, the Council of State. More internationally International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. #photography#documentary#bykonrads_photo#thehague
Just after his return from Japan where he’s been detained for about 3 months and before speaking with media at the Schiphol airport, Erwin Vermeulen gets a cold beer. #photography#documentary#bykonrads_photo
Working with an correspondent on a story in Rotterdam. Here in conversation with an busy local grilled & cooked corn seller. Talking with Dutch-Turkish community about the upcoming Turkish elections. #photography#documentary#bykonrads_photo
Bobby Sands memorial mural along Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Sands was an member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army. He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. #photography#bykonrads_photo#documentary#belfast
Taiji, Wakayama, Japan. Local meat buyers do what they can to unload of dolphin meat on the truck into the building and in the meantime to prevent the animal activist to document their work.
The Taiji dolphin drive hunt takes place every year from September to usually March. The most dolphins caught there are for human consumption or resale to dolphinariums. The hunt has received international criticism for both the cruelty of the dolphin killing and the high mercury levels of the dolphin meat. #photography#documentary#bykonrads_photo#environment#taiji
Martin. About 80 years old. Captured in his living room, in southern part on the Netherlands, surrounded by books and wooden religious & folk statuettes. Passionated traveler and photographer, especially in love with eastern european culture. Always traveling by bus or motorcycle to be sure the films he shoot will preserve, mistrusting scanners at the airports. #photography#portrait#bykonrads_photo