Sunday, May 30, 2010

Oil in Nigeria and the BP spill

More oil news to think this very strong article about oil in Nigeria, that appeared in today's London Observer


Michael Watts at Kings College, London June 9th

My dear friend and colleague, Professor Michael Watts, will be giving a lecture at King's College in London on June 9th. His knowledge of politics, geography and consequences of oil are not to be missed!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

"This is a nightmare."

As spoken by Philippe Cousteau after a dive into the continuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Please watch this and pass it along. Diving into the Gulf oil spill


Monday, May 24, 2010

Interview with Miss Rosen about the Niger Delta



Caprice Horn Gallerie in Berlin

"Fuck Ups, Fables and Fiascos" is an exhibition about powerful metaphors, stereotypes and fairytales about justice and tolerance. This exhibition will be at Caprice Horn Galerie in Berlin from July 6 to August 6, 2010. 

There will be a few pieces from Curse of the Black Gold being exhibited. For more info: CAPRICE HORN


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Exhibition in Lausanne in June

If you will be in Lausanne, Switzerland from June 18 to July 25, 2010, please check out this group exhibition that includes my work from Madagascar.
Prix Pictet Exhibition


Exhibition in Lausanne in June

Musee De Lysee


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Amnesty International UK Photo Exhibit

For the month of May, Amnesty International UK is exhibiting my work from the Niger Delta to mark a key moment in Amnesty’s campaign against Shell's business practices in Nigeria. They will be showing images from Curse of the Black Gold


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Another Day, Another 5,000 Barrels

That's one barrel every 17.28 seconds- I did the math- and the experts still aren't sure when it's going to stop. The sheer magnitude of the spill is almost incomprehensible, and the fact that 22 days later the leak is still not fixed is astounding. How much more evidence do we need that our way of life, including (but not limited to) our dependence on fossil fuels, is not sustainable? The true cost of our dependence on oil is not what you see at the pump; it is in the human lives and the environmental impact; it is in the wars both civil and international; it is in the pollution of human and wildlife habitats. This disaster alone killed 11 workers and untold numbers of marine and avian life and threatens the already fragile Louisiana wetlands.

With the human population growing at an exponential rate, and with no signs of faltering, the question of the sustainability of the human race becomes more and more troubling. Once the spill is cleaned up and collective memory fades and perhaps new safety measures are put into place to prevent a similar disaster from occurring, the fact remains that some day in the not so distant future, the oil is going to run out. So we're killing and plundering and wreaking environmental havoc for a resource that won't be around much longer. Where's the logic?

FYI: If you're interested, there's a video on YouTube of the underwater pipeline spewing oil into the Gulf. There's no sound and you should start the video at about the two minute mark, but it's worth a look.


The New York Photo Festival

The New York Photo Festival is happening this weekend May 13-16. On Saturday May 15 at 11am, Ed is presenting a compelling lecture called "The Power of Color in Photojournalism." This is a unique chance to hear Ed speak about his work as it relates to the transition from film to digital and the use of color in visual storytelling. Tickets are $15 which gets you into all of Saturday's events or you can buy a $45 weekend pass. Come join us!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Woodstock Photography Workshops

Ed's teaching a workshop entitled "Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age" at the Woodstock Photography Workshops July 23-25. It's going to be an information-packed weekend ideal for anyone interested in visual storytelling and multimedia. Space is limited so sign up now to ensure your spot. We'd love to see you there!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Guardian UK Online about My Environmental Work

Last week I was interviewed by Eric Hillaire of the Guardian Online in the UK. He has produced a strong piece contrasting the environmental work I've done in the Niger Delta about oil and my Madagascar work, which focuses on sustainable development.