Two of the best are The Open Society Institute and Human Rights Watch.
Why are they so good? Because they are creating seriously good journalism for all the right reasons. They want to educate and inform people about what’s really going on in the world, not just tap them up for cash.
Ed Kashi’s work in the Niger delta has to rank as some of the most important photography so far this century. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he wins the Prix Pictet award later this year because his work is honest, unpretentious, popular and complex, and it speaks to my heart. I guess I enjoy and admire working with David White so much because I think his photography has the same quality.
Over on the Open Society Institute there is a great piece of multimedia featuring Ed Kashi’s stills as well as his voice:
‘Photographer Ed Kashi has documented the stark contradictions between the abundance of Nigeria’s oil and the poverty that overshadows daily life in the Niger Delta. Asume Isaac Osuoka is an advocate for transparency and accountability, and works to ensure that extractive industry revenues benefit the people who live amid Nigeria’s vast natural resource wealth. In this multimedia piece produced by OSI and partner Revenue Watch Institute, Kashi and Osuoka describe the struggles of the Niger Delta’s citizens and the dire need for fair and responsible revenue management’