Very happy to be a winner with two images at this years contest and in the book and archive.
I’m particularly happy it’s two images from last years NGO work in Africa that have garnered the recognition from judges that included the picture editors of the New York Times , Time magazine and The New York Times magazine .
The first picture is of little Hasifa Bikobere and her sisters at their home in the district of Kamuli in Eastern Uganda. They have quietly slipped into the corner of their grandfathers bedroom where he is dying and stand in silence in the corner while their mother nurses him.
The second picture is of their grandfather -Mr Livingston Nsaawa being tended by his daughter Winfred, the children’s mother, he passed away not too long after my visit and was buried on land attached to the home as is the custom .
The Swedish based publisher NEW HEROES & PIONEERS thenewheroesandpioneers.com have just published the large hard back coffee table book called ‘SHARE’ – http://www.share-the-book.com It is a collection of 50 images from 50 invited artists, illustrators and photographers from around the world. Each page is detachable and thus the picture can be framed or collected. I thought to share the picture of mine that was chosen 🙂
We all know boundaries usually get ignored but , The WWF http://www.wwf.org.uk has announced today that there is a push to begin drilling inside the V.N.P. which is a Unesco World Heritage site ( see my image above ). I have worked in this area for Fair trade/ Cafe-Direct and Volcano eco-safaris on a few occasions and also tracked the Mountain Gorillas there . The beauty of this part of the world is only describable for me in images, it definitely has a real sense of ‘Origin of the Planet’ about it so it should be of very real concern to us all, if, indeed this plan is allowed to go ahead. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/01/congo-mountain-gorillas-virunga-wwf