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Profession: Photo-Video-Music-Events
Location: Beirut , Lebanon
Home base: Beirut, Lebanon
URL: http://argusproductions.org
URL: http://www.picturetank.com/travis
Email: •••••••• (private)
Mobile email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: english, spanish, farsi, italian
Organization: Argus Productions
Journal: http://soundcentralfestival.com
Skype: Travisitto travisitto
Mobile phone: +61 424 569149
Blood type: O-
Last login: 7 days ago
Member since: 01 Feb 2006 18:02

About

Australian Travis Beard has worked globally as a photojournalist for twelve years. Visiting Afghanistan for the first time in 2001, working in refugee camps in Nimroz. He returned in 2006 to work as Chief Editor of Aina Photojournalism Agency.

In 2007, he moved into video-journalism. Ultimately, he founded Argus Productions, which provides numerous media services in Afghanistan.

With David Gill and Humayun Zadran, he created Combat Communications, an umbrella group for Afghan artists. In 2009, they organized the Wallords graffiti workshop in Kabul, the first of its kind in the country.

He’s an Advisor for the Afghan women-focused organisation M2M (Mountain to Mountain).

He was a co-founder of Skateistan, and is co-founder of the Kabul Knights Motorcycle Club.

He organised the country’s first alternative arts festival; Sound Central hosted in 2011/12/13.

He brought the UK initiative Secret Cinema and Future Shorts Film Festival to Afghanistan in 2012.

He performs as guitarist for the first ex-pat rock band in Kabul: White City, who in 2014 were invited to SXSW festival in Austin Texas and they will do a US tour to promote their debut album; Landlocked.

He is in the process of completing a feature length documentary about the music scene in Afghanistan called Martyrs of Metal.

His most recent project was the 2014 Presidential Election Anthem Contest, a song contest for Afghan youth with the theme of participation.

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AINA PHOTO AGENCY VOLUNTEERS 2009

2009 will be the year the APA will open all is archives to the international market. We have a archive dating back to 2001 and even further…
We are looking for volunteers to do captions, keywords, marketing, proposal writing and a lot more.
So if your interested in a minimum 2 month period in Kabul with accommodation and meals provided, then please send us your CV to: ainaphoto@ainaworld.org

23 Dec 2008 14:12 | 15 replies

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