Philippe Velez McIntyre was born in Paris and grew up in Colombia and the United States. In the beginning of the eighties he moved back to Europe where he has been living as a freelance photographer and social activist, first in Madrid and then in Paris. Since the early nineties he lives and works in Amsterdam.

His work has evolved around the theme of rural and urban socio-cultural initiatives, particularly where culture meets nature.

His philosophy of life being: Those who have been priviledged and have had the opportunities and the good fortune to choose for what passioned them, have the greater responsibility to contribute for the common good.

All Photographs © Philippe Velez McIntyre, Philippe McIntyre, except when otherwise mentioned.

Philippe McIntyre can be reached at:

philippevelez@gmail.com

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Ideal

The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.

Hannah Arendt