I am in San Diego this week for an opening and series of lectures on my work from the Niger Delta. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours talking to high school and college students, as well as members of the public, about my work, the issues revolving around it and as usual it evolved to part civics lesson, history lesson and diatribe about how oil is not sustainable, how we must conserve energy and come to understand our connection to the plight of the people of the Niger Delta. The students asked excellent questions and seemed to respond powerfully to the images and my words. This work next opens at the Noorderlicht Gallery in Groningen, Netherlands and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in early March. Please check out my blogs and the info-news section of my website, Ed Kashi to keep track of where this work is going next.
My commitment to advocacy journalism and the belief that our work can have a meaningful impact on people’s minds and public debate is embodied in this project and energizes me to forge against the tide of concern and darkness about our profession. We must keep the faith and realize that the world wants stories and needs to know!
Here’s what one student had to say: Comments