black holes and gray matter. in one thousand tangos.

             
 Four students walk in Chibok following their escape from Boko Haram. 

“In the wake of the military’s failure, parents banded together and raised money to send several of their [members] into the forest to search for the girls. The group came across villagers who persuaded the parents to turn back. They told the parents that they had seen the girls nearby, but the insurgents were too well armed. Many of the parents had just bows and arrows.”
New Yorker

 Four students walk in Chibok following their escape from Boko Haram

“In the wake of the military’s failure, parents banded together and raised money to send several of their [members] into the forest to search for the girls. The group came across villagers who persuaded the parents to turn back. They told the parents that they had seen the girls nearby, but the insurgents were too well armed. Many of the parents had just bows and arrows.”

New Yorker

More than two hundred schoolgirls, ages 12-17, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria two weeks ago, have been sold as wives to Islamist fighters abroad for $12 each. 
187 are still being held hostage.
“The attack was one of the most shocking in Boko Haram’s five-year uprising in which thousands of people have been killed across northern and central Nigeria. …
Boko Haram’s name translates as “western education is forbidden” and it has repeatedly attacked schools during an insurgency aimed at creating a strict Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria.
The Islamists have set schools on fire, massacred students in their sleep and detonated bombs at university campus churches.”
Guardian [photo]

More than two hundred schoolgirls, ages 12-17, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria two weeks ago, have been sold as wives to Islamist fighters abroad for $12 each

187 are still being held hostage.

The attack was one of the most shocking in Boko Haram’s five-year uprising in which thousands of people have been killed across northern and central Nigeria. …

Boko Haram’s name translates as “western education is forbidden” and it has repeatedly attacked schools during an insurgency aimed at creating a strict Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria.

The Islamists have set schools on fire, massacred students in their sleep and detonated bombs at university campus churches.”

Guardian [photo]

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Three covers for the viral campaign I shot for Catapult.org

Even in 2014, the rights of women and girls are severely threatened by sex trafficking, slavery, child marriage and other violations around the world. International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8, continues to spread awareness and garner support — and change — for women across the globe.

Catapult, a crowdfunding site dedicated specifically to the advancement of women and girls, has released a startling new visual campaign in an attempt to make this year’s IWD “more than just a cover story.” The Cover Stories campaign features three mock magazine covers that highlight terrifyingly real human rights issues to push the conversation forward.

The magazines display the grisly names Child Bride, Good Slavekeeping and Thirteen — wordplays on the popular magazines Brides, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen, respectively.

Headlines such as "The Wedding You’ll Never Forget But Wish You Could" and "Who Needs a Childhood Anyway?" float next to the young models. The cover of Good Slavekeeping pretends to cater to the human rights violators themselves, adding another dark layer to the already serious campaign.

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