Imagine losing your life time investment in a flash!!
Please click on this link – Imagine losing your life time investment in a flash!!.
I was tremendously sad when I read that my blogging friend Edward Echwalu recently had all his camera equipment stolen.
Heartbreaking enough for any photographer but even more so when you are a freelance photographer in Africa and replacing your cameras becomes tremendously difficult when you cannot work without them. Where is the income to come from?
Some friends of Edward’s have started a face book page
and a fundraising page.
Some words from the page –
“This project is so valuable because for many reason; the African narrative has been characterized by pictures of disease, war, starvation and crime yet there is a positive side to the life on this continent. Helping a photojournalist like Edward tell the positive side to the story will help in educating many more about Africa but also tell the African story as an African Journalist.”
I’m asking my blogging friends, especially the photographers amongst you to consider contributing a few pounds/dollars to help Edward replace his cameras. It’s easy to do if you have Paypal
Addendum – Why would you want to do that? Why did he not have his equipment insured? Was it his own fault? These are all things I’ve been asked since posting this on Facebook and I can understand this from a Western point-of-view but Edward doesn’t live in the West he lives in Uganda where it is tremendously difficult , or nigh on impossible to get insurance and of course I certainly don’t believe it was his own fault.
Life in Uganda is very different and if you are not already familiar with his wonderful work , here are a few links to some of his posts for you to see for yourself how important his work is.
Please click on the photo for the 1st link. This is one of Edward’s photos.
Thanks for reading I hope you will feel able to offer a little money to help.. sometimes we all need to Pay it Forward..