Documentary photography has always come with great responsibility. Not just to tell the story honestly and with empathy, but also to make sure the right people hear it. When you photograph someone who is in pain and discomfort, they trust you to make sure the images will act as their advocate – Giles Duley
In lifting another person, we also lift ourselves – Seth Adam Smith
I went to Makoko for my very first photoshoot back then in March to mark my career as a lifestyle photographer and I realised the hardship people face to survive. It was really painful for me that i could not give as i wanted to. You imagine a new blogger just armed with the camera wanting to tell a story.
Starting up my round of trips into the slums, I figured it would be important not only to take pictures for my documentary photography, but to also give back the little way i can. I also figured that there are people out there with the heart to care who may also want to support this cause.
Ilaje and Badagry comes to mind, and that is where we are heading next week! Do you have that heart to give, the spirit of helping, support, love for humanity, then you can join or support us.
As a prop, I will be taking two blog readers with me to these communities. Come and have a feel of how people look beyond TOMATO and P.M.S to survive in degrading conditions. Come, see and learn.
It’s a week to my forthcoming trip, and the zeal has never been higher! Join Me! Support the dream! It’s not about photography this time, but also putting smile on someone’s face!
I am Ready, are you?