Thursday, August 28, 2008

Please Note: National Geographic Lecture

There has been some confusion regarding the lecture by Ed Kashi at National Geographic.

Please be aware that the CORRECT date for the lecture is November 21.

Please see the post below for further information.

Thank you.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Master of Photography Lecture Series at National Geographic

Please note that I will be giving a lecture at National Geographic on November 21, as part of their Masters of Photography lecture series. This presentation will be a big affair for me. I will be showing work from a new project about India, my project on the Niger Delta, and also sharing work close to home, from our multimedia piece on my father-in-law's time living with us. The link below will give all details. Hope to see you there.

Ed Kashi Lecture at National Geographic


Friday, August 22, 2008

Curse Exhibition at powerHouse Arena on Aug. 28th

Please check out this link about my next opening, which is an unusual presentation of long prints, each a set of 7 images from my new book, Curse of the Black Gold...

powerHouse Gallery


Monday, August 18, 2008

Curse Reviewed in the September The Atlantic Monthly

We are honored that Curse of the Black Gold has been reviewed in the September issue of The Atlantic Monthly, in addition to being featured on their website.

You can see the spread in our gallery "press clippings" on the Curse of the Black Gold website.

To see the online content click here.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Sierra Club Interview with Michael Watts

“Since Nigeria became an oil producer, about 1960, there have been over 7,000 oil spills. 7,000. Collectively that would be six or seven Exxon-Valdese’s…The World Wildlife Fund did an inventory of the Niger Delta, which is a magnificent tropical rain forest, coastal barrier reefs, and a huge sedimentary basin where the river Niger empties out into the Atlantic. So it’s a very fragile and important part of the African environment. And, with these 7,000 oil spills, the World Wildlife Fund referred to this area as one of the most polluted spots on the face of the earth.”

- Michael Watts

Click here to listen to this 9 minute interview.


The Digital Journalist

Curse of the Black Gold:
Photographs by Ed Kashi
August 2008
by Dirck Halstead

As anybody who has filled up his or her SUV recently, and watched the cost to do so rise to over $100, is painfully aware, a part of our daily ritual has become prohibitively expensive. All the warnings that went unheeded about our dependence on petroleum becoming unsustainable are now a fearful reality.

Click here to read the rest of the article.

The Digital Journalist featured Curse of the Black Gold with an article, a photo gallery and a video interview. Be sure to take a look at this thorough feature!


Friday, August 8, 2008

Open Society Institute on Curse of the Black Gold

Moving Walls 14, the Open Society Institute's current exhibition, includes my work on the Niger Delta. They have just put up the websites with myself and the other photographers in this exhibition. There is a lot to see and listen to, including a trailer of our Curse of the Black Gold multimedia piece and in interview with me.

Moving Walls


Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Independent in London

Take a look at Independent's August edition to see their six-page spread:

"The Niger Delta: The curse of the black gold"
Nigeria is one of the world's biggest oil producers. but the scramble for riches has brought ruin to the region and its people.
Report by Steve Bloomfield

If you're in Britain, you can check it out on the newsstands. For everyone else, we've posted the pages on the Curse website under Gallery, Press Clippings.
To see just the article (sans pictures) take a look at the Independent Website.