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An offering for Deolinda – Photos from Argentina

An offering for Deolinda – Photos from Argentina

Text by Meghan Stone, Photos by Juan Pablo Barrientos We are happy to welcome a very talented guest contributor to Piola.me, photographer Juan Pablo Barrientos. For more information about Juan, please see his bio at the end of the article. La Difunta Correa The story takes place in civil war-torn Argentina, cerca 1840. Deolinda Correa’s … Continue reading

Crowdfunding and the Arts Community

Crowdfunding and the Arts Community

By Simone Calbi We are all aware of this dreadful truth: far too little funding exists for the arts. However, crowdfunding has proven to be a method to battle this phenomenon. Luckily, online platforms such as kickstarter.com can act as a light at the end of the tunnel for those of us who are itching … Continue reading

Waves, The Way I See Them

Waves, The Way I See Them

Photos and text by Simone Calbi I have always accepted that the ocean is a force larger than myself. The sound of the waves crashing is relaxing, but having a wave throw you for a spin is a whole different sensation. Sure everyone has had this feeling before; a wave has you whirling in its … Continue reading

An Island Paradise – San Blas, Panama

An Island Paradise – San Blas, Panama

Photos and text by Meghan Stone Las Islas de San Blas (The San Blas Islands) are situated in the Caribbean Sea off the east coast of Panama. Although their beauty rivals some of the most popular islands in the Caribbean, they aren’t your typical island paradise. There are about 378 islands in total, but only 49 … Continue reading

Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

Photos and text by Simone Calbi I was two years old when I went to my first wake and asked, “Is that a dolly?” when I stared into my great aunt’s open casket. Since then who would have known I would become so fascinated by grief, the feeling of loss one gets after death? Since … Continue reading

Circus in Plaza San Martín, Argentina

Circus in Plaza San Martín, Argentina

Photos and text by Meghan Stone When I was invited to Plaza San Martín to see a circus perform, I almost didn’t go. I imagined the circuses of my youth: clowns with big red noses riding around on unicycles. I didn’t think that it would end up being one of the most amazing and random … Continue reading