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Impact Photography
November 16, 2018

Karl Ohiri

Karl Ohiri's at Lagos Photo Festival Karl Ohiri is a British-Nigerian artist using photography, archives, and the everyday objects to tell his story, especially as a young man who grew…
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Impact Photography
November 7, 2018

Charlotte Yonga

Bito Ba Mundi and Charlotte's Luscent Lens Charlotte Yonga was one of the photographers featured at the 9th Edition of the LagosPhoto Festival. Born in 1985 in Paris, the Impact Journey had the opportunity to interview Charlotte Yonga and get to know about her past and current visual works, especially the ongoing documentary series in the western region of Cameroon…
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Impact Photography
July 19, 2018

Les Rencontres d’Arles

Recently Impact Journey travelled to the south of France to attend the opening week of the renowned photography event Les Rencontres d’Arles. Known as the “Venice Biennale of photography”, the beautiful…
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Impact Photography
July 19, 2018

Laura Andalou

With distinctive and inviting light, Laura Andalou’s photographs lead the viewer into the world of those whose stories she wants to share. We met up recently in her eclectic Amsterdam…
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Impact Documentary
June 12, 2018

Solar Mamas

Are women better at working and pulling themselves out of poverty? This is one of the questions asked by ‘Why Poverty’, a collection of documentaries and short films by different…
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Impact Documentary
June 9, 2018

A Plastic Ocean

Disastrous 1950s marketing: The oxymoron of ‘throw-away’ plasticsI consider myself to be a rather conscientious human when it comes to plastic. I recycle (most of the time), avoid single use…
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Impact Photography
June 5, 2018

Biko Wesa

When I first saw Toby ‘Biko’ Wesa’s work I was immediately captured by the depth and vibrancy in his work, both in the colour and in his connection with those that he photographed. I was determined to speak to him. After several emails, and three attempts over skype, we managed to exchange a few words, and I got to know…
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Impact Photography
April 18, 2018

Rethinking (Post-) Colonial Malinese Society

Through the Lens of Seydou Keïta’s Bamako PortraitsAcknowledged by many as ‘the father of African photography’, Foam Fotografiemuseum’s new exhibition of Seydou Keïta’s (b. 1921, Bamako - d. 2001, Paris)…
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Impact Documentary
April 4, 2018

The Machinists

‘The Machinists’ is a 2010 British documentary which follows the daily lives of workers who make clothes for popular high street brands like Primark, H&M and Zara in the garment factories of…
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Impact Documentary
March 28, 2018

When Two Worlds Collide

A local conflict about infringement of indigenous rights in Peru that escalates into a worldwide environmental warningSet over several years, Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta and Mathew Orzel’s award winning ‘When Two Worlds Collide’ chronologically documents the build up and disastrous implications of when the will of the greedy few in power is confronted with the will of the people, determined to…
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Impact Documentary
November 19, 2017

Salam Neighbor

Zach and Chris are the first ever filmmakers allowed to register a tent and stay in one of United Nations' refugee camps, Za'atari, just a couple of kilometers away from Syria on the Jordanian border. During their one month stay, the young and socially engaged filmmakers dive into the world of the Syrian refugees who had to leave everything they…
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Impact Documentary
September 19, 2017

HUMAN

A beautiful account of what it means to be human in all its forms, that is what the documentary HUMAN gives us. Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes us on a journey…
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Impact Photography
August 24, 2017

Ruth McDowall

In 2008 photographer Ruth McDowall moved to Nigeria to work with at risk youth in the city Jos. At that time the city was passing through religious and ethnic conflict. She began to document the escalating conflict in Plateau State, capturing the day-to-day realities and the deep impact it has had on peoples lives. Nowadays her work is becoming increasingly…
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Impact Photography
July 1, 2017

Steven Chikosi

Photographer and videographer Steven Chikosi has been named one of the top five African photographers you should follow on Instagram, and for good reasons. Through his stunning photography, Steven tells…
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Impact Photography
May 25, 2017

Nathan Siegel

Photographer Nathan Siegel is exploring social and environmental issues in East-Africa. Nathan started with photography after working as a writer for a few years because he wanted a change in…
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Impact Photography
April 18, 2017

Arati Kumar-Rao

Environmental photographer and writer Arati Kumar-Rao documents the slow violence of ecological degradation and climate change on ecosystems and livelihoods along South Asia's rivers. Traveling across the Indian sub-continent, she…
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Impact Photography
November 10, 2016

Shawn Heinrichs

Shawn Heinrichs is an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and marine conservationist, an independent filmmaker and founder of Blue Sphere Media. I admire his passion, perseverence and his drive for positive change…
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A Recap with James Barnor
October 4, 2016

Meeting James’ (archive) in London

We had been excited for over a month to visit our partner in crime, James, in his hometown London. Here we planned some activities for leisure, but were primarily considered…
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Impact Documentary
September 14, 2016

Cowspiracy

Having watched Al Gore's Inconvenient Trugh, Kip felt the need to change his personal lifestyle into a sustainable living. After years of changing certain aspects of his life, he coincidentally…
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Impact Documentary
August 7, 2016

Sharkwater

Sharkwater is an impressive documentary, linking imaging in media to the (lack and need of) conservation of marine life, in specific the shark population. It is the winner of more…
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A Recap with James Barnor
March 12, 2016

Digging into the African Studies Centre’s Archive

Another activity planned for James’ second visit was a visit to the African Studies Centre in Leiden, which James was looking forward to for days, if not years. The African Studies Centre Leiden is the only multidisciplinary academic knowledge institute in the Netherlands devoted entirely to the study of Africa. It has an extensive library that is open to the…
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A Recap with James Barnor
March 11, 2016

Visiting the Tropenmuseum in the Netherlands

Last March 2016, James Barnor came to Amsterdam for the second time last year. Before that, we spoke over Skype many times together with my brother Steyn, to talk about…
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Impact Documentary
February 23, 2016

Home

Never before 2009 I saw such an amazing aerial footage, combined with a warm yet tough female voice - whom happened to be Glenn Close. No wonder it took the director…
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A Recap with James Barnor
February 2, 2016

Meeting James Barnor at FOAM

At 12 June 2015, the exhibition ‘Swinging Sixties London – Photography in the Capital of Cool’ opened at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. At the time, I was doing a Communication and…
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