The Alternative Viewfinder
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Hello, I’m Maud

My mission is to spread love and awareness in this world & to assist others on their path towards happiness and peace, which I try to do through photography and blogging. I believe that the current state of our (Western) society is unhealthy in many ways, plagued by consumerism, competition, hate, and extreme individualism. Nevertheless, I believe that this world and the people in it are fundamentally good. If I were to give a diagnosis to our society, it would be a lack of love and understanding: We are so busy hiding our own fears and insecurities from one another, that we forget we all have them; We are so busy fighting for our own beliefs and needs, feeling so deeply that we are right, that we forget the other side is fighting for the exact same reasons. I used to struggle a lot finding my place in this world…

 
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Watch my TEDx Talk:

 

(Youtube caption:) We are all walking, talking sets of belief systems, but WHY do we believe what we believe? There are so many different things to believe in, yet we all tend to think our beliefs are "right" - but are they? With her photo series, Dutch photographer Maud Fernhout challenges the viewer to ask themselves these questions.

 
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 Find me on instagram: @Thealternativeviewfinder

 
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