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.

Source: https://vimeo.com/239703870

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.

Source: http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/04/europe...

"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.

Source: http://europeslamsitsgates.foreignpolicy.c...

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.

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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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Source: http://europeslamsitsgates.foreignpolicy.c...

A Climate for Conflict comes to Photoville

New York! Please join us at Photoville this Sept 13-17 & 21-24 and stop by our container, A Climate for Conflict, which features my images and short film with Laura Heaton from the front lines of Africa's battle with climate change.

On Saturday, September 16 please join myself, Laura Heaton and Charlie Sennott from 3PM – 4PM in St. Ann’s Warehouse for a talk on how the major challenges of our time — migration, extremism, conflict over dwindling natural resources — have roots in climate change. 

Please also make sure to check out the phenomenal Women Photograph container, Insider/Outsider, curated by Daniella Zalcman, Mallory Benedict and Sara Ickow. So glad to be able to contribute to this exhibit, alongside 36 phenomenal members of our database.

This is my first time getting to check out Photoville in person and have been so impressed by the diversity of work on display, and the fact that it's open to the public in such a phenomenal location. A huge thank you to Laura Roumanos and Sam Barzilay for making this magic happen, and for The GroundTruth Project so generously supporting this project from the very beginning.

Can't wait to see you there!