Photoville 'Climates in Conflict' panel out

For the first time in Photoville's six-year history they filmed all the talks that took place at St. Ann’s Warehouse during Photoville 2017, thanks to the generous support of PhotoWings. It's a great, free resource for anyone engaged with photography, and I'm excited to now be able to catch some of the panels I couldn't make that week.

As a holiday treat, Photoville is sharing two of these conversations -- including our Climates in Conflict panel -- and the rest of the talks will be released gradually over the coming months, starting in the new year. 

Laura Heaton and my conversation with Groundtruth founder Charlie Sennott explores how the major challenges of our time — migration, extremism, conflict over dwindling natural resources — have roots in climate change. From Afghanistan to Colombia and Somalia, environmental changes have dire implications for security and are harbingers of global risks to come. What’s being done to address these concerns? What more can be done? How can visual storytelling help?


Nairobi screens A Climate for Conflict

A big thanks to the Foreign Correspondents' Association of East Africa - FCAEA and UNEP for hosting Laura Heaton and I for a screening of A Climate for Conflict at The Alchemist, and especially to all the Nairobians who came out. Thrilled to finally bring our film to East Africa!

Honored to join panelists Erik Solheim, Rashid Abdi, Dr Abdirisak Ali and moderator Zoe Flood in a fantastic discussion after, which you can find edited here.


Europe Slams Its Gates - Foreign Policy Podcast

If you have some time this weekend, give a listen to the latest Foreign Policy podcast, where Ben Pauker speaks with Tuesday Reitano, Peter Tinti, Ty McCormick and myself about our series on the unintended consequences of Europe's efforts to fight migration in Africa.

Grateful for collaborate with such dedicated reporters and researchers for this, and to have the chance to discuss the backstory of reporting from the smuggling havens and detention centers dotting the migration route.


"My Smuggler, My Savior"

They’re migrants’ only chance of making it safely across the Sahara. They’re also outlaws engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with Niger’s military.

My portrait series "My Smuggler, My Savior", on the men behind Africa’s most notorious human-smuggling hub, is up as part of Foreign Policy special, five-part investigation into Europe's response to the migration crisis.

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Foreign Policy Special Investigation into the migration crisis in out!

Almost a year in the making, and our Foreign Policy Special Investigation into Europe's response to the migration crisis in out! At nearly 21,000 words -- reported from Mali, Niger, Libya, Senegal, and Germany -- this is the kind of deep dive into an issue that is such a privilege to be a part of.


To quote to the brilliant Ty McCormic, who conceptualized this ambitious project: "We look at what's working, what isn't, and what will force a reckoning between Europe's political stability and its values of openness, tolerance, and respect for basic rights." 

Thrilled to have been able to contribute my images to Ty McCormick, Peter Tint, and Jill Filipovic's insightful reporting. A big thanks to Rebecca Franke, Adam Griffith, Ben Pauker and the rest of the FP team who brought it all to life.

Parts 1 and 2, on the futility of using development to fight migration and the unintended consequences of shutting down one of the most dangerous human-smuggling routes on earth, are online today. Parts 3 and 4, on Libya's detention industrial complex and on the bleak future that awaits migrants who fail to reach Europe, will go up tomorrow. Part 5, on the moral quandary facing European policy makers from Brussels to Berlin, will be online Friday.

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