Nigeria: The Lost Boys Project

joeylphotographer:

Portrait of Rufo, Lower Omo Valley, EthiopiaAfter the introduction of missionaries into the Omo Valley the Arbore now share a mixture of monotheistic and traditional animist beliefs.© JOEY L

joeylphotographer:

Portrait of Rufo, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia

After the introduction of missionaries into the Omo Valley the Arbore now
share a mixture of monotheistic and traditional animist beliefs.

© JOEY L

(via francescoaresta)

There is a saying in many parts of Africa: “If you educate a man, you simply educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.”

i12bent:

Comic genius: Richard Pryor (Dec. 1, 1940 - 2005), stand-up pioneer and star of innumerable film farces…
When I was in Africa, this voice came to me and said, “Richard, what do  you see?” I said, I see all types of people.” The voice said, “But do  you see any niggers?” I said, “No.” It said, “Do you know why? ‘Cause  there aren’t any.” 
I went through every phone book in Africa, and I didn’t find one god damned Pryor! 
— On race & and on trying to find his roots. Live At The Sunset Strip (1982)

i12bent:

Comic genius: Richard Pryor (Dec. 1, 1940 - 2005), stand-up pioneer and star of innumerable film farces…

When I was in Africa, this voice came to me and said, “Richard, what do you see?” I said, I see all types of people.” The voice said, “But do you see any niggers?” I said, “No.” It said, “Do you know why? ‘Cause there aren’t any.”

I went through every phone book in Africa, and I didn’t find one god damned Pryor!

— On race & and on trying to find his roots. Live At The Sunset Strip (1982)

title: Taxi Driver
artist: Presscott McDonald 
size: 20” x 30”
media: archival inkjet  
qty: 10 (20”x30”) 
To purchase an image please call 347.292.7704 or email presscott@presscott.net 
Commissioned by Global Network for Humanity
Copyright Presscott McDonald

Motorcycle taxis are a major part of commuting thought Nigeria suburbs and cities. At times I noticed 3 to 4 passengers on a cycle in addition to the driver. I thought this was amazing and a great example of how the average Nigerian hustles on a day to day. This was one of my favorite and first images that I made during this trip.

title: Taxi Driver
artist: Presscott McDonald
size: 20” x 30”
media: archival inkjet
qty: 10 (20”x30”)
To purchase an image please call 347.292.7704 or email presscott@presscott.net
Commissioned by Global Network for Humanity
Copyright Presscott McDonald

Motorcycle taxis are a major part of commuting thought Nigeria suburbs and cities. At times I noticed 3 to 4 passengers on a cycle in addition to the driver. I thought this was amazing and a great example of how the average Nigerian hustles on a day to day. This was one of my favorite and first images that I made during this trip.

title: Prison Truck #1
artist: Presscott McDonald 
size: 11” x 14”
media: archival inkjet
To purchase an image please call 347.292.7704 or email presscott@presscott.net 
Commissioned by Global Network for Humanity
Copyright Presscott McDonald

I thought that these trucks were for transporting cattle. After looking closer I realized that these metal hot boxes transported prisoners. You’ll notice the fingers peeking thru the slated opens and voices join those hands as they begged for money from people walking by. When ever I inquired if young boy were moved in this fashion I never received a clear yes or no.

title: Prison Truck #1
artist: Presscott McDonald
size: 11” x 14”
media: archival inkjet
To purchase an image please call 347.292.7704 or email presscott@presscott.net
Commissioned by Global Network for Humanity
Copyright Presscott McDonald

I thought that these trucks were for transporting cattle. After looking closer I realized that these metal hot boxes transported prisoners. You’ll notice the fingers peeking thru the slated opens and voices join those hands as they begged for money from people walking by. When ever I inquired if young boy were moved in this fashion I never received a clear yes or no.

title: Brostal Fence
artist: Presscott McDonald 
size: 11” x 14”
media: archival inkjet  
qty: 15 (11”x14”) 
To purchase an image please call 347.292.7704 or email presscott@presscott.net 
Commissioned by Global Network for Humanity
Copyright Presscott McDonald

These are the 16 foot barbwire iron fence that presently surround the boys of the Borstal Remand Detention Camp. Two years earlier the boys once had zero visibility beyond the yard. That fence was a solid corrugated metal that did not allow the boys to ever imagine what life is like on the outside.

title: Brostal Fence
artist: Presscott McDonald
size: 11” x 14”
media: archival inkjet
qty: 15 (11”x14”)
To purchase an image please call 347.292.7704 or email presscott@presscott.net
Commissioned by Global Network for Humanity
Copyright Presscott McDonald

These are the 16 foot barbwire iron fence that presently surround the boys of the Borstal Remand Detention Camp. Two years earlier the boys once had zero visibility beyond the yard. That fence was a solid corrugated metal that did not allow the boys to ever imagine what life is like on the outside.

title: Babalola K.A.
artist: Presscott McDonald 
size: 11” x 14”
media: archival inkjet
qty: 15 (11”x14”) 
To purchase an image please call 347.292.7704 or email presscott@presscott.net 
Commissioned by Global Network for Humanity
Copyright Presscott McDonald

General Babalola is the director of of all of the jails and detention centers in Nigeria. He was very frank with us when he expressed the need for help. Help for the boys in the detention centers under his command which require proper health care, education, and direction. Having children himself he understood the importance of this.

title: Babalola K.A.
artist: Presscott McDonald
size: 11” x 14”
media: archival inkjet
qty: 15 (11”x14”)
To purchase an image please call 347.292.7704 or email presscott@presscott.net
Commissioned by Global Network for Humanity
Copyright Presscott McDonald

General Babalola is the director of of all of the jails and detention centers in Nigeria. He was very frank with us when he expressed the need for help. Help for the boys in the detention centers under his command which require proper health care, education, and direction. Having children himself he understood the importance of this.

title: Daewoo K2
artist: Presscott McDonald 
size: 11” x 14”
media: archival inkjet  
qty: 15 (11”x14”) 
To purchasing an image please call 347.292.7704 or email presscott@presscott.net 
Commissioned by Global Network for Humanity
Copyright Presscott McDonald

In the U.S.A. our police officer carry standard issue small arms. However in Nigeria it is common for the officers to carry Daewoo K2 assault rifle. I was not a fan of guns till I went on this trip. I understand the need for them at times now en-light  of recent events. I was thankful that my security detail had them and did not hesitate to use them to protect my crew.

title: Daewoo K2
artist: Presscott McDonald
size: 11” x 14”
media: archival inkjet
qty: 15 (11”x14”)
To purchasing an image please call 347.292.7704 or email presscott@presscott.net
Commissioned by Global Network for Humanity
Copyright Presscott McDonald

In the U.S.A. our police officer carry standard issue small arms. However in Nigeria it is common for the officers to carry Daewoo K2 assault rifle. I was not a fan of guns till I went on this trip. I understand the need for them at times now en-light of recent events. I was thankful that my security detail had them and did not hesitate to use them to protect my crew.