Category Archives: Video/Multimedia

Indigenous communities fight poaching in Africa


It is entirely possible, even likely, that if the current trajectory of death continues, rhinos, elephants and a host of lesser know plains animals will be functionally extinct in our lifetimes.  I’ve launched a campaign through the new website, IndieVoice.es… and the stories will focus on the indigenous nomadic communities of Northern Kenya who are on the frontlines of the poaching wars. Much needed attention has been focused on the plight of wildlife and the conflict between heavily armed poacher and increasingly militarized wildlife rangers. However, the compelling story of indigenous communities caught in the cross-­hairs of the poaching wars, and who may

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Alan Lomax — Ethnomusicologist and Photojournalist

Alan Lomax — Ethnomusicologist and Photojournalist


Alan Lomax, wandering somewhere in Arkansas. This photograph of Alan conjures up the audio vision I have of the legend. October, 1959 ~ Photograph by Shirley Collins

Normally, it can take weeks (even months) preparing a story for this space. I need time in my attempts to share something imaginative, hopefully insightful — or dare I reach as an offering towards a sliver of enlightenment — in an era when everything and anything is brilliantly rehashed on the Internet.
This week I’ve decided to loose my laundry and dive as rapidly as I can into the Ring of Blogging Fire

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Above and Beyond: George Steinmetz Interactive iPad App

Above and Beyond: George Steinmetz Interactive iPad App

“Angry Birds, beware – a new iPad photography app has cracked the top-40 most popular downloads list in the iTunes Apps store.” - TIME LightBox Blog
The iPad App featuring the photography and methodology of George Steinmetz is now available in the iPad App Store

  • Hear directly from George how each photograph came to be, as well as the police chases, windstorms, equipment malfunctions and rocky landings that nearly got in the way.
  • Explore satellite imagery and maps of each location to discover exotic places throughout the world where George has taken his pictures.
  • Learn about George’s motorized paraglider
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    The Biodiversity Project

    The Biodiversity Project

    More info/purchase image
    It started simply enough with endangered amphibians. I read an essay on amphibian decline and knew I needed to do something to show these species to the world before they were gone forever.
    How to Help 
    Some support for the project is being provided by National Geographic and their Field Test blog…. The zoos and rescue facilities I’ve worked at have all been incredibly generous with their time. One of the most important sources for funding, though, is individuals just like you.
    If you like this work and want to see more of it, please consider purchasing a

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    Ed Kashi – Julie Winokur Film Free Admission in NYC

    Ed Kashi – Julie Winokur Film Free Admission in NYC

    Here’s your chance to see Ed’s work on the big screen! Awarded “Best Short: environment” by ARTIVIST, Julie Winokur’s film, with photos and video by Ed Kashi, “The Leaves Keep Falling” will be showing (free admission) at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre on Wednesday, Jan 25 at 6pm. Click here to make a reservation.…
    ARTIVIST FILM TOUR @ COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (Award Winning Shorts Program)
    MILLER THEATRE / 2960 Broadway at 116th St.
     
     

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    Gerd Ludwig’s iPad App “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl”

    Gerd Ludwig’s iPad App “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl”

    For more information go to the iTunes store HERE
    From thelongshadowofchernobyl.com…
    At 1:23am on April 26th, 1986, operators in the control room of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant botched a routine safety test, resulting in an explosion, and a fire that burned for 10 days. The radioactive fallout spread over tens of thousands of square miles, driving more than a quarter of a million people permanently from their homes. It was the world’s worst nuclear disaster to date.
    To commemorate the tragedy 25 years later, I returned to the Exclusion Zone in early 2011 to continue my coverage of the aftermath

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