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This project seeks to provide the public with an intimate and nuanced visual record of the ongoing struggle for power, land and oil in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, one of the world’s largest and most polluted oil-producing regions. The work begins deep within the Delta’s spiritual heartland, at the source of its crude oil, where riverine villagers eke out their subsistence from the surrounding creeks and forests. From here, we trace the passage of crude up and down the echelons of power and explore the damage it inflicts on those who don’t have access to its benefits.
Samuel James has spent the past four years working on an extensive documentary engagement with Nigeria, Africa's most populous and largest oil producing nation. In the fall, he teaches nonfiction storytelling at the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at the Institute for Global Leadership of Tufts University. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he is based in Lagos and New York City.
A Woman's War
Photographer: Elizabeth D. Herman
A Woman's War documents the lives of women engaged in recent conflicts worldwide, as well as thei...
After Chernobyl, After Fukushima
Photographer: Michael Forster Rothbart
Photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart's work explores the human impacts of environmental chang...
Locals Working Toward the Global
Photographer: Bruce Farnsworth
Small groups of residents across the inhabited rainforests of the upper Amazon region...
Beauty and the Beast
Wildflowers and Climate Change
Photographer: Rob Badger and Nita Winter
How is climate change impacting wildflower ecosystems on our public lands? What will be lost?...
Cameras without Borders
Photography for Healing and Peace
Photographer: Eberhard Riedel
Recurrent racism, tribalism and fundamentalist ideology are tearing apart the human fabric. Over ...
Capturing the Killing Fields
Photographer: Jason Houston
In 1980 MacKenley and Simone Leng fled their native Cambodia, having survived the 1976-1979 Khmer...
Energy in the American West
Photographer: Jamey Stillings
Changing Perspectives is an aerial and ground based examination of large-scale renewable energy d...
Reclaiming the Duwamish River
Photographer: Tom Reese
The Duwamish River can be hard to love, but it flows powerfully through the hearts of those who k...
Epidemic - TB in the Global Community
Photographer: David Rochkind
The statistics are alarming. In 2009, there were 9.4 million new cases of tuberculosis (TB)...
Facing Climate Change
Photographer: Benjamin Drummond with multimedia stories by Sara Joy Steele
Facing Climate Change is a long-term documentary project that tells the story of global change throu...
The Sarvey Wildlife Project
Photographer: Annie Marie Musselman
Finding Trust, the photo essay, began 6 years ago at a small wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary 75...
Fruit of the Orchard to Dying for Profit
Photographer: Tammy Cromer-Campbell
This book is an extended essay, photographed with a Holga camera, on a small African-American com...
American Prison Perspectives
Photographer: Christoph Gielen
My goal with this project is to combine rarely accessible aerial views of maximum security prison...
Life Along Peru's Interoceanic Highway
Photographer: Roberto (Bear) Guerra
"Highways, of course, alter everything. They change patterns of human settlement, hasten the dest...
Land of the Second Sun
Arctic Nomads of Siberia's Yamal Peninsula
Photographer: Heidi Bradner
Land of the Second Sun documents the unseen and beautiful world of the Nenets, an indigenous peop...
Life Without Lights
Photographer: Peter DiCampo
At a time of mounting uncertainty over the future of energy, it is easy to forget that 1.5 billio...
Photographer: Terri Garland
This project examines the consequences of greed and neglect in relation to both the loss of vital...
Photographer: Samuel James
This project seeks to provide the public with an intimate and nuanced visual record of the ongoin...
Photographer: Greg Constantine
As multi-ethnic societies continue to reshape cultures around the world, the basic rights afforde...
Our Warming World
Photographer: Daniel Beltrá
My project asks us to consider the landscape as a place we have altered, all while striving to co...
Shadows Of A Revolution
Photographer: Paul Gregory Newman
The fall of Nicolae Ceausescu took place in December of 1989 and the country slowly unraveled. Sh...
Sin & Salvation In Baptist Town
Photographer: Matt Eich
Since early 2010 I have returned to the town of Greenwood, Mississippi to explore the contemporar...
The People of Clouds
Photographer: Matt Black
The People of Clouds documents the unraveling of one the world's oldest farming cultures...
The Truth Told Project
Photographer: Sarah Fretwell
The Truth Told Project was born in December of 2010 when award-winning photographer Sarah Fretwel...
Photographer: Dina Kantor
Treece, Kansas is a former mining town with a population of around 140. Its last mine closed in t...
World View of Global Warming
Photographer: Gary Braasch
The goal of World View of Global Warming is to illustrate the physical changes and compelling sci...