Friday, 16 May 2014

Chris Cramer's photographs of Ethiopia: Revealing the Invisible

Revealing the Invisible: Rural Wage Workers in Ethiopia and Uganda
The photographs from a four year DFID funded research project: Fairtrade, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda are currently on show in the SOAS library. The photographs provide an insight into the lived experiences of people who depend on wage employment in the production of tea, coffee, and flowers.

Chris Cramer with His Excellency Ambassador Berhanu Kebede of Ethiopia
Many of the photographs were taken by Christopher Cramer who opened the exhibition today with an overview of the project.

Here’s my favourite!

The exhibition runs 16 May - 3 June 2014 in the Wolfson Gallery, SOAS Library

Friday, 9 May 2014

War Correspondents - new show!

It has been too long! I remember to write a blog when I’m on my bike, then arrive at the office and get bundled. The year is spinning round – we’ve had revision, assessed presentations; yesterday exams started. The sun has come out!
Last night I took the train to Hemel Hempstead to see a fantastic show by Helen Chadwick: War Correspondents. Drawing on interviews with journalists, Helen has created a piece of song theatre that reflects on the experiences and priorities of reporting from the front. The show’s Creative Associate in none other than our own Miriam Nabarro. Miriam took the VCD course a few years back and is now Research Associate in our department.

There is a trailer to War Correspondents here.

State-sanctioned sexual violence against women in the Egyptian revolution

Following from last week's post, this is another video submitted as a piece of group work by some of last year's MSc VCD students....