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.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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
Monday, August 18, 2008
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.
Monday, August 11, 2008
“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.
Curse of the Black Gold:
Photographs by Ed Kashi
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
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.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
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.