No Water No Life - A Drop of News - June 2009
Water is the true wealth in a dry land. ~ Wallace Stegner
The Omo River is a Lifeline for 500,000
on Ethiopia’s Lower Omo and Kenya’s Lake Turkana

A fact sheet published by International Rivers explains the environmental and social impacts of this partially-built dam and features NWNL’s photo above. Click here to read the story, “Ethiopia’s Gibe 3 Dam: Sowing Hunger and Conflict.” This article was given to all members of the African Development Bank at their May meeting, and is being sent to other global funders.

NWNL’s Recent Photographic Honors

“The Essence of Water”
Photo Exhibition

“Thirst on the Omo Valley,” a NWNL photo essay, is one of the winners of the Prix De La Photographie Paris competition. Five NWNL images will be included in a group exhibition at the Farmani Gallery in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition runs from June 18-27, 2009.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 18th, 6-8pm

The Farmani Gallery is located at 111 Front Street, Suite 212, Brooklyn, NY, between Washington and Adams St. By subway take A or C to High St., F to York St. or 2 and 3 to Clark St. Station.

Third Annual Photography
Masters Cup

The International Color Awards selected four NWNL’s photos out of thousands of image submissions from 92 countries! These images will be featured in an online exhibition representing the world’s best contemporary color photography as selected by the Masters Cup Jury. View NWNL’s four images from the Omo River Basin in categories: Photojournalism(2), People(1) and Portrait(1).

World Photographic Arts Magazine, an international photography magazine, will include all the winning and nominated images from the Masters Cup which will be available October 2009 from newstands all around the world!

NWNL “Plants” Trees
NWNL donated two photographs (of zebra and cheetah in the Mara River Basin) to African Rainforest Conservancy
for their May fundraiser. The sale of NWNL’s two images in ARC’s silent auction translates to 2000 trees to be planted in Africa.
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