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EXHIBITION “DEL VENDRELL AL MÓN” – Rafa Pérez

“These photographs are a small sample of my view of the world, of my philias and my phobias. In short, my way of being in the world” with this phrase Rafa Pérez summarizes his exhibition which can be visited during the coming weeks.

The hall of Portal del Pardo (c/ Mayor, 20, El Vendrell, Barcelona) hosts, since last December 10, the exhibition ‘Del Vendrell al món’ of the photographer and journalist Rafa Pérez. The exhibition can be visited until February 19, 2022.

In the words of the author himself: “Travelling has to do with a deep desire to understand. To travel is to look for something, in my case the effect that light has on things and from here to interpret it, to believe that for an instant you can play with time. I have not travelled alone, literature and art, essentially painting, have always accompanied me. They are elements that have conditioned my gaze and, therefore, my way of photographing. My travels have always had a point of departure and return: El Vendrell and the Mediterranean lifestyle, with long after-dinner meals with friends, cheese and good wine. From this little corner of the Penedès, I have been broadening my horizon in two directions. First, towards those places that are common to me, places trodden by our ancestors, to find similarities and recognize myself in other places. On the other hand, I have also gone in search of the singular fact, that which differentiates us and which makes human beings so extraordinary.”

Almost all the photographs in the exhibition (28 out of 30) were taken with cameras (X-T1, X-T2 and X-T3) and lenses from Fujifilm’s X series (Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 and the XF50-140 F2.8, among others). The copying on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Maxima paper has been excellent, with very good reproduction of warm tones and very deep blacks.

Thanks to our colleagues of Original Photopaper.

More than 35,000 photos at Fujifilm’s printlife@home exhibition

Welcome to our virtual Printlife Exhibition.

At Fujifilm, we strongly believe in the power of photography to capture and preserve memories for years to come.

Receiving more than 35,000 submissions from 21 countries from across the continent, the result is an exhibition that provides a unique snapshot of 2021. Whether you consider yourself a professional photographer or prefer to capture your memories on your smartphone camera, each photo tells its own unique story.
The exhibition shows that despite living through the second year of a global pandemic, creating new memories with family, friends, and loved ones have never been more important.

Throughout printlife@home, Fujifilm has also celebrated the most creative contributions and meaningful stories by choosing five Photos of the Week, with 90 prizes awarded overall. A selection of the best of these Photos of the Week, selected by a Fujifilm jury, is just a tiny snapshot of life shared by Europe’s public.

Visit the digital Photo Exhibition and have a look on all these individual stories: Printlife Exhibition (fujifilm-printlife.eu)

The Best Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat (Original Swedish Recipe)

Nothing says cozy advent afternoon like a warm, gooey batch of homemade cinnamon rolls. It’s the best time of the year to treat yourself and your loved ones. You’ll love these cinnamon rolls – big, fluffy, soft and absolutely delicious. This cinnamon roll recipe doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, but it does require love & patience.

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 200 ml warm milk
  • 30 g yeast
  • 450 g flour
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g butter
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 150 g butter, softened
  • 120 g brown sugar
  • 15 g cinnamon

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 60 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150 g cream cheese
  • 130 g powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Sprinkle the yeast evenly over the warm milk and mix slowly until the yeast dissolves. (Be sure that your milk is warm to activate the yeast, but not too hot so that it kills the yeast)
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients of the dough. Then add the yeast-milk mix and knead for approx. 5 min. Knead until a sticky dough forms. Cover the bowl with a towel and set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
  3. In the meantime, mix the filling.
  4. After 1 hour, the dough should have nearly doubled in size. Transfer dough to a well-floured surface and roll out into a rectangle. Spread the cinnamon filling evenly over the dough leaving a 1 cm margin.
  5. Starting on the long end, roll the dough up tightly. Cut into slices by using a sharp knife and place in a greased baking pan. Cover the pan and allow the rolls to rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Now the buns have risen and stick together. Brush with a little milk so that they brown nicely in the oven. Bake for approx. 25 minutes.
  7. Mix all the ingredients for the frosting. Spread over cinnamon rolls and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Fujifilm highlighted as a leader for water security

Photographic film, which is the origin of the Fujifilm Group’s business foundation, requires a large amount of clean water and air in its manufacturing process. Since its establishment, Fujifilm has actively worked on conserving water resources in an environmentally considerate way, such as making efficient use of water and purifying wastewater generated from its factories.

For its commitments to tackling water security, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation has achieved a place on the “CD Water Security A-List,” the highest level of recognition awarded in the internationally influential corporate survey on water resource management for two consecutive years. FUJIIFLM is one of a small number of high-performing companies out of nearly 12,000 that were scored.

Major initiatives on water security

  • Reinforcing water risk management by creating the unique evaluation matrix “Assessment Map of the Impact of Water Resources on Company Business,” which is based on assessment of location in water stress region and business impact based on water usage volumes.
  • Supplying products and services that are contributing to resolving water risks in society, including completely process-less thermal CTP plate for newspaper to eliminate the use of water at printing companies, and filtration materials used for treating water.
  • Working with local communities to promote water resource conservation activities such as tree-planting campaigns in Inner Mongolia, China and Can Gio, Vietnam, and development of watershed protection forests in Kyushu, Japan.
  • Reducing the environmental impact of local water waste treatment by sharing a large-scale wastewater treatment facility located at FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V. in the Netherlands with neighboring companies.

The Fujifilm Group remains committed to addressing water risks in the future and actively promoting information disclosure through CDP and other organizations, contributing to the establishment of a sustainable society.