Human Postcards: Every Person is a Story

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A soulful project by artists Nora Jaccaud & Arie van der Poel

Life sometimes gives you unexpected wonderful gifts. Mine was meeting Nora Jaccaud, the artist behind Human Postcards, just a few weeks ago, during my residency in the Skoura Oasis in Morocco.

Human Postcards is an ongoing series of 60 second video portraits, capturing the inspirational and often powerful messages of everyday people from around the world.

Started in 2015, Nora and Arie have produced over 150 unique postcards in multiple countries.

Each postcard is one minute long and focuses on a single idea or aspect of a person’s life.

IÑAKI

“The most beautiful thing that happened to my life”

Iñaki is a boy from New Zealand. We spent a day with him, probing his 8-year old mind with questions about philosophy, life, the future and Legos.

The idea came in 2014 while they were working in London. Every day they walked along Oxford Circus and saw a man in a human billboard costume advertising a golf store.

They wondered what he was thinking as he stood there being passed by thousands of people.

what if we could capture his story in a format which all of these busy people could enjoy, to change their perception of him? – they thought

As they started to film, they realised that the project was growing to be more than something about unnoticed people, and that everyone has stories, lessons, and dreams to pass on.

KOMANG

“I just became a mother”

Take 60 seconds to witness a new born baby’s first moments of life.

MATHIAS

Piano Busker

Mathias is a busker in Queenstown. In 2009, after 7 years of studying business & management, he taught himself to play piano and began to pursue his dream of composing original music.

FEKRU

“I believe in destiny”

Fekru was born in Ethiopia before moving to Spain when he got adopted. Today, he is training to become a surf teen champion.

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