March 22nd, 2013
November 26th, 2010
All Images © Mustafah Abdulaziz
World Water Day has been observed on March 22 since 1993. Mustafeh Abdulaziz‘s “Water Is Gold” is a long-term project on the global issue of water. Abdulaziz’s first trip was to Sierra Leone where he documented one of its worst outbreaks of cholera.
Above: Freetown, Sierra Leone. Momoh, 33, collects plastic bottles from the polluted beach of Kroo Bay, a poor slum settlement of 5,500 people, November 2012.
© Henry Jacobson.
Henry Jacobson is a photographer/filmmaker based in NY. The image above is part of his “fashion for peace” project. In 2008, while shooting the documentary “Fambul Tok” with Sara Terry in Sierra Leone, Jacobson met Adama Kai, a Sierra Leonean fashion designer, trained at Parsons, who chose to return to Freetown to start her own line rather than work for a US label. That started Fashion for Peace, where Jacobson works with designers in post conflict countries, creating content (still and video) for them to use freely to build their business, and to promote their work in the developed world.
Jacobson just completed a video & still shoot with fashion designer Ata Omerbasic in Sarajevo, Bosnia (“I Remember”, coming soon) and wrapped the film in Sierra Leone. To see more of Henry Jacobson’s work click here.