Back from Sabbatical

Day after Solstice 22 Dec 21: On 3 Nov 2020 I began a much needed, open-ended, extended Sabbatical. I suppose I ended the Sabbatical around 3 Dec of this year. I was not going to take that much time but it was nice to get away from routine. It was a tough year as I lost two of my very best friends and colleagues, Soren Ambrose and Aziz Choudry. It's still hard to believe their bodies are no longer with us. I also had too many health problems that I had to deal with. Well, I dealt with them and am much better. I promised that when I returned I would have a new Langelle Photography website. Hmmm…it is under construction and sometime it will be released in the new year. So Happy Holidaze. Be safe. Be well. – Orin

December 22, 2021

Latest Work – Chile Video

Global Justice Ecology Project Press Secretary, Steve Taylor, and I collaborated on this video. Steve used my photography to make this video. it was first shown during the 3rd International Paulo Freire Conference at the end of November 2021. We tweaked it a bit and now GJEP is using this as a promo. We intend to face the upcoming new year with renewed commitment and strength to help tackle the myriad of problems facing the Earth and its inhabitants.

December 21, 2021

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Halted: Photo Reportage Snapshots

After six long years the $6 billion 600 mile Atlantic Coast pipeline has been shelved. It was environmentally devastating and blatantly racist. The Virginia Governor’s Advisory Council on Environmental Justice determined the pipeline had “disproportionate impacts for people of color and for low-income populations.”

July 8, 2020

Mapuche Political Prisoner in Chile: Alberto Curamil

November Photo of the Month: In April 2018, Mapuche Longo (leader) Alberto Curamil [looking back at the courtroom] was arrested on trumped up charges after he successfully stopped two hydro-electric dams. In 2019 he was awarded the coveted Goldman Environmental Prize. As COP25 begins, Longo Curamil’s trial continues in Temuco, Chile. He is now facing 50 years in prison.

December 1, 2019

Photo Essay: Belém to Davos – 10 years on…

[This photo essay, re-published on 23 January 2019, finds the WEF meeting occurring as usual in Davos; while Brazil has a new right-wing fascist president, Jair Bolsonaro, the antithesis of everything the WSF stands.] Over 100,000 people from around the world participated in the World Social Forum held in Belém, Brazil from January 27 to February 1, 2009. Belém sits at the mouth of the Amazon River.

January 23, 2019

Chiapas, Mexico: From Living in the jungle to ‘existing’ in “little houses made of ticky-tacky…” – Denouncing carbon offsets

Jeff Conant and I took an investigative trip to Chiapas in March 2011. We were invited by the people of Amador Hernandez–an indigenous village in the Lacandon jungle (Selva Lacandona)–to visit, document and learn of the plans of the government to possibly forcibly relocate them from their homes because of a forest offset scheme between Chiapas and California. What we uncovered was another battle in the ongoing war between a simpler or good way of life (buen vivir) vs. the neoliberal development model.

August 15, 2018

Photo Reportage

This online gallery provides many examples of my photographic work, since 2003. I have extensive images prior to that and am in the process of cataloguing them. Every photo on this page represents a photo series documenting the events listed. In the future I aim to present most of the photos featured in documentary essays that stand alone.

May 2, 2016