I am Nelson Guda

… and this is my blog.

I am an artist who was also once a scientist. I am a writer and activist. My work has taken me around the world from remote wilderness to international conflict zones.

My core philosophy is that life is a canvas for art. Because of that, in addition to my work I’ll post about anything that peaks my interest or inflames my passion. All from my odd perspective as someone who has lived several very different lives.

Scroll down to see back posts. Go to nelsonguda.com to see my work. ATX UnBound is my podcast and online publication about creators in Austin. Send me a message if you have a question or something interesting to share.

 

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Dances Over Water

An abstraction on dance and water. I created this video after working with with dancers Morgan Teal and Rachael Hulse the founders of Dance Waterloo, whose mission is to cultivate, create, and perform interdisciplinary methods of dance for the community through...

Dances Over Water

An abstraction on dance and water. I created this video after working with with dancers Morgan Teal and Rachael Hulse the founders of Dance Waterloo, whose mission is to cultivate, create, and perform interdisciplinary methods of dance for the community through...

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Dharamsala – the Outcast Tibet

Dharamsala – the Outcast Tibet

McLeod Ganj - a town uphill from Dharamsala that houses much of the Tibetan community in the area. I came to Dharamsala to meet up with my assistant, Alex, who was here volunteering at a school for Tibetan refugees.  I got to Dharamsala by overnight bus from...

ENEMIES – On the road again.

ENEMIES – On the road again.

I am finally on the road for ENEMIES again.  This time I am on my way to Kashmir via Dharamsala India.  My goal in Kashmir is to photograph people from both sides of the conflict there which has been going on since India and Pakistan gained independence from...

A look back on 2011, Part II – Transformation

A look back on 2011, Part II – Transformation

Ten photos for the whole year?  What was I thinking??  This is the second of two posts about 2011. The first part that covers Jan-June is here: "What was I thinking?". If you just want to see the pics, scroll down.  But here's what I think about them......

Street Slam – kickin it in the slums

Slum artists - acrobats, rappers, b-boys... It's been a long time since my last post... I've been busy - in Rwanda and the slums. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uM6gKjw3D8 I was going to write more, but I think these two videos say most of it.  The day I first...

“Your Elephants”

“Your Elephants”

Land use change in the Transmara, from "Wildlife and People: Conflict and Conservation in Masai Mara, Kenya" by Noah Sitati Here's a quickie to follow up on my post about elephant conflicts in Masai land.  Quite a few people have written me back to express the...

ENEMIES: Warawar Peace Market, South Sudan

ENEMIES: Warawar Peace Market, South Sudan

S. Sudan woman walking on road This post is from the first trip for my ENEMIES Project.   Warawar - an ominous name for a town in a country that is coming out of decades of civil war and genocide.  Add to that the fact that Warawar also happens to sit near...