Archive for the ‘Shell’ Category

October 9, 2009

bg/ish: The Photography of Ed Kashi

The Wolfman left the following comment on my previous post regarding Project Censored:

“You should look into the Shell and Africa dilemma. I saw a crazy documentary on Shell’s exploits.”

And he’s right. And he has impeccable timing.

I went last night to the 50 Crows gallery to see an opening and book signing for photographer Ed Kashi. His work is really impressive, and one of his photo essays is regarding Oil in the Niger Delta. So, Wolfman, check it out, because I’m sure it goes hand in hand with the documentary you commented about.

Up close and in person, this was one of my favorite shots. (Click for a larger size)

If you’re unfamiliar with 50 Crows, they are a foundation that “eschews media politics and prioritizes social awareness by using arrestingly real, timely photographic images as a catalyst for education, cultural understanding and social action.” They feature some amazing work.

Check out 50 Crows…

and check out Ed Kashi.