As a child, I always read travel magazines, I still do. As a child, I always dream to be a National Geographic writer, I still do. I'd travel, see and they will pay for it, what else can I want! (This shows the reasons of my interest in documentaries surely)
İşte çalışırken de, boş bulduğum her vakitte National Geographic'in fotoğraf galerine dalar, orada kaybolur, kendime geldiğimde bir ofiste olduğumu fark eder, bunalırdım. Umarım bundan sonra, kafamı kaldırıp kendime gelince beni bunaltmayacak sevdiğim bir iş bulurum.
When I worked, I looked at National Geographic galleries whenever I have free time, totally lost in space and time, and unfortunately found myself in an office when I wake up from the daydreams and got depressed. I hope my future job will not depress me every time I wake myself up from those fancies.
İşte bu yüzden bu haftanın fotoğrafları National Geographic dergisinden geliyor, 2003 Aralık sayısından, fotoğrafçı Pablo Corral Vega, tangoya var mısınız?
So, this week will see photographs from National Geographic Magazine, 2003 December issue, photographer Pablo Corral Vega, are you ready to tango?
Street DancersPhotograph by Pablo Corral VegaStreet dancers sizzle in San Telmo, putting private moments on public display—theatrics that keep donations flowing from passersby. The number of visitors to Argentina from abroad rose by 58 percent in the past decade, peaking at three million in 2002 as the nation's currency slumped. The sweet temptress tango helps keep them coming back.
Tango StudioPhotograph by Pablo Corral Vega"Tango is therapy," says Jorge Martorello, practicing a dance pose at the well-known Rodolfo Dinzel studio in Buenos Aires—a place offering both solace and job training when many must eke out life on the streets.
Buenos Aires TangoPhotograph by Pablo Corral VegaSensual. Moving. A way to mourn, or to escape. Such are the allures of tango, the salacious dance and somber song of Buenos Aires bordellos in the late 1800s. Today, in Argentina, tango's age-old themes remain unblemished: Remembering love, lamenting loss.
These photographs and captions appeared in the December 2003 National Geographic article "And Still They Tango."
Tango DancersPhotograph by Pablo Corral VegaA rainy day leaves empty tables, but the show goes on as Natalia Pastorino and Alejandro Nievas tango at El Balcón, a club in Buenos Aires's San Telmo district. "There's a lot of sadness in our country," says Pastorino, "but when you dance, you forget. You focus on your partner, on the music. You dance with your heart."
Tango MusiciansPhotograph by Pablo Corral VegaJosé Libertella (left) and Luis Stazo of Sexteto Mayor roll out passion from the bandoneon, the squeeze-box brought to Argentina by European immigrants that gives tango its distinctive sound.
Tango MusiciansPhotograph by Pablo Corral VegaFeelings flow like wine at Lo de Roberto, where locals step up to share life lessons through soulful songs. Early tango lyricists wrote in expressive Lunfardo, a Buenos Aires slang reflecting the gritty urban themes of betrayal, poverty, and misery. But tango sometimes hits a sweeter note, with tunes that uplift and lyrics of celebration rather than defeat.
Siz de şu anda Buenos Aires'te olmak istemediniz mi?
Do you also want to be in Buenos Aires right now?
Orijinal makale ve daha fazla fotoğraf için: ©Pablo Corral Vega-National Geographic
Original story and more photos: ©Pablo Corral Vega-National Geographic