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Dear oh dear, no entry for many weeks, this won’t do. My other blog – perhaps I’d better combine them from now on – at birdseyeview.me revealed my latest big news but I seem to have neglected my vast and loyal readership on Six Picks with those developments.

So here it is: at the beginning of the month I launched an online multimedia documentary called Outcastes – a Village in Odisha, India, telling the story of, yes, you guessed it, a village in Odisha, India. The village in question is a Dalit, or so-called Untouchable village, and it’s the target of the Tikau Share charity with which I’ve been working for the last couple of years.

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No pictures on the blog this time – I’m going to direct you straight to the project, made in collaboration with, and with the guidance of, an old – let’s say “long-term” – Finnish photographer friend Kari Kuukka, who is something of a wizard when it comes to multimedia. I suggested that our village would make a good story for his DocImages.fi site, he agreed, and this is the result. We know it’s not perfect, but we think it does more than hint at the possibilities of using multimedia elements to tell important stories.

I recommend a fast and reliable internet connection, and you can view it in three ways:

As a website which works across all platforms:


As a iPad specific publication through an app:


As an iBook in the iTunes store:


Feedback more than welcome as ever. And do drop in to my travel photography web site at www.timbirdphotography.com