A Few Things Well Worth Mentioning

First and foremost, let me earnestly suggest this book: A Thousand Words: Photos From the Field (25 Years of International Medical Corps). The line up of photographers is exceptional, the art beautiful and the topic unavoidable. Stacy Twilley really did a fantastic job. Next, take a minute and check out this lovely...

November 23, 2009

New Work by Gideon Mendel for World AIDS Day

Yet again Gideon Mendel, a brilliant photographer and long time advocate for AIDS/HIV sufferers, has produced a compelling and important multimedia piece. Please check out Gideon’s new film on the Guardian Online

November 21, 2009

KHRP Fundraiser on GlobalGiving

The Kurdish Human Rights Project has launched a campaign on GlobalGiving. All they need is to raise is £1,000 for their cause and they can secure a place on GlobalGiving, which having access to is of great advantage for charities. I urge you to go and help them. The minimum donation is £5,...

November 19, 2009

The Protestants: No Surrender

We’ve seen some sales of “The Protestants: No Surrender”, Ed’s book documenting the struggles of the Loyalist community in Northern Ireland. These sales also seem to coincide with the recent escalations, perhaps by coincidence, that have been emerging. It’s a shame. Many parts of Ireland are not quite the...

November 18, 2009

The COP15!

It’s nearly a three-way tie trying to figure out who to mention first. Is it CONSEQUENCES by NOOR? The Copenhagen Climate Council? The work of esteemed Nina Berman? The Council (otherwise known as COP15), which meets this December, is clearly the behemoth: a U.N. affiliated meeting of 192 nations attempting to come...

November 18, 2009

Our Work is About Ourselves

I am in Pakistan working again, unable to sleep due to jet lag and an overactive mind. For those of you who enjoy literature, both fiction and non, and also photography, you should subscribe to Granta. It’s a UK based quarterly that serves as a wonderful primer for current...

November 17, 2009

Great News from FotoWeek DC Awards Competition!

In the Multimedia/Experimental category Ed won the top two awards for his works, “Iraqi Kurdistan” with MediaStorm, and “THREE,” the collaborative effort with Talking Eyes Media. Then Ed went on to take the top award in the Photojournalism Series category for his work, “Niger Delta Slaughter”. Ed also received a Honorable Mention in the Multimedia Documentary Storytelling category with, “The...

November 10, 2009

Climate Change and Africa

Please read this new posting about the implications of climate change and oil/gas in Africa. Climate Change and Natural Resources – Bantaba in Cyberspace

November 05, 2009

A Q&A and Quick Reminder

Two important items to mention today: The first is that this is the last week to check out Ed’s exhibit of FiftyCrows Gallery. So, if you’re in the area, get to it. The second is a short but solid interview with Ed for The Longboat Observer. It coincides with the exhibit...

November 05, 2009