AlterNet Update – The Truth v. Shell

On Tuesday May 26, 2009, the Wiwa v. Shell trial originally scheduled to begin on Wednesday, was postponed. Chief Judge Kimba Wood has not yet set a new trial date. The earliest that jury selection will now begin is June 2, 2009. Ed’s photographs are included in a short...

May 29, 2009

Arab Christians Multimedia Story on NG Site

While I was working on the Arab Christians story last year for National Geographic magazine, I brought my little Canon G9 to shoot some video and collected audio with a Marantz recorder. I decided that the difficulties in doing the print story would be daunting and I couldn’t deal...

May 28, 2009

“Shell Guilty” Website Shows Niger Delta Multimedia

In connection with the legal case being heard in New York City right now, a website supporting the efforts of Ken Saro Wiwa’s family against Shell Oil has posted a short of our piece on the Niger Delta. Shell Guilty Here is a very good article in the New...

May 22, 2009

Wiwa v. Shell Trial

Jury selection will begin at 10 am on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in New York. The lawsuit, Wiwa v. Shell, alleges that the multinational oil giant conspired in atrocious human rights abuses in Nigeria in the 1990s. Royal Dutch Shell, with Brian Anderson as head of its Nigerian operation,...

May 22, 2009

Thank You Elise!

Another University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, student Elise Aikman shares her insights in “Oil, Injustice, and Hope: You Can See it in Their Eyes”. Throughout her writing, Elise eloquently describes photographs that provide glimpses into the personal lives of several Nigerians – the complete essay is a must-read! However,...

May 15, 2009

Vision Magazine in China Runs a Photo Essay

I am pleased to let you know that a new magazine in China, Vision, has published a photo essay from my multimedia project on doctors in New York City who make house calls. Although I can’t read Chinese, I can say it is a bold visual publication with great...

May 14, 2009

Arab Christians on Cover of June National Geographic

The upcoming June issue of National Georgraphic is a story I shot last year. This is an idea I had been wanting to pitch to NG for a few years and finally, with the help of writer Don Belt, was able to get the proposal approved. I am proud...

May 13, 2009

Cross Blogination: Check out My Blog on Livebooks

This is a link to a recent post on my Livebooks blog…a very personal piece. RESOLVE/PHOTOJOURNALISM

May 13, 2009

Niger Delta Bound & A Profile in the Kolkata Mirror

I am about to leave for the Niger Delta for a month long trip to shoot a documentary. This will be my first full doc! Given all the video I’ve shot over the past 8 years, this will still present a new and exciting challenge. I’ll also be revisiting...

May 13, 2009

Yale Magazine Interview with Michael Watts about Niger Delta

The magazine of Yale’s School of Management has published an interview with Professor Michael Watts about oil in the Niger Delta and our book, published last year, Curse of The Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta. Please read and learn. Qn Magazine

May 11, 2009

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