Ed Kashi, photojournalist, film maker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. This week, About A Photograph looks at a photograph from Ed, that he made in Nigeria.
Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria is plagued by ethno-religious violence, inciting intense fear amongst the population. Boko Haram is a terrorist group and extremist Islamization movement responsible for over 4,700 deaths in Nigeria since 2009. Bombings and and slaughters of Christian Nigerians or “traitor” Muslim Nigerians, have left locals on edge constantly in fear, trusting no one.
You can read the full article surrounding Ed's time in Nigeria on the Nat Geo website (it's free to sign up if you're interested) - ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/northern-nigeria/verini-text
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