Bushtaxi is a collective of creative professionals focused on sharing the story of our developing world. The group includes writers, researchers, photographers, filmmakers, translators, editors and designers experienced in meeting the communication needs of NGOs, development agencies, socially responsible businesses and editorial clients worldwide.
Bushtaxi’s Kate Thomas spent all of February and March in Mali and northern Burkina Faso, covering the ongoing humanitarian fallout of the conflict. For SOS Children’s Villages, Kate headed up to Mopti and Sevare in central Mali to talk with some of the area’s estimated 23,000 IDPs from the north. You can see some of her work here . And for the revamped Reuters Alertnet site, Kate produced a photo-essay on refugees’ belongings, shooting the possessions people grabbed before fleeing their homes. Besides other projects, she also published a piece for Alertnet’s new women’s rights pages on sexual violence during the conflict.
While working on my laptop from a beach bungalow in Thailand last year, I found a free moment to redesign my website herwigphoto.com completely in order to insure compatibility with whatever you are reading this on right now. You will find new images from Myanmar, as well as blog entries including an introduction to paternity leave vagabond style, which was the backdrop for our exciting 6 months in South East Asia. I am currently back in New York busy editing so stay tuned to the blog and the website for much more to come as I finish sorting through the 1000s of new images.
Trailer for NO LAUGHING MATTER by Olivier Malvoisin: Initiated in 2006 at the launch of the Cartooning for Peace association in New York in the aftermath of the Prophet Muhammad cartoon affair, No More Laughing explores this question through those who, as both artists and journalists, are at the forefront of a fight that lies at the heart of 21st century political and social issues: press cartoonists. No More Laughing uses press cartoons in the same way as a history book is opened: i.e. in order to understand issues, you distance yourself from them and then analyse them and form your own opinion. The project is built around a 52’ … More