Thursday, June 25, 2009

Marco Vernaschi's "The Fall of Africa's First Narco State"

Marco Vernaschi ©, for the Pulitzer Center

I just came across Marco Vernaschi's work which was sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting travel grant. Wonderful work and sponsored by a worthy organization. Is this the future of journalism?

The Fall of Africa's First Narco-State

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Anonymous said...

Hi Charlie, thanks for this link.

Marco Vernaschi is one of many wonderful photojournalists that we have the privilege of working with at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

If you're interested and want to learn more, Marco is one of our journalists featured on our latest Global Gateway, "Fragile States"-- a compilation of multimedia news reporting and interactive projects from around the world.

Check it out here:

Marco also has an upcoming project on the harsh realities of maternal mortality in Guinea-Bissau. Feel free to take a look at his photo slide show, "Dying for Treatment," which was recently featured on the New York Times Lens photoblog.

Hope these are of interest--


Maura Youngman
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Charlie Mahoney said...

Thanks for your post, Maura. I informed Marco of my itentions, when I first saw his series way back when.

It's a pleasure to bring attention to great work as it really is an amazing reportage. Kudos to the Pulitzer Center for supporting work like this.

Maura Youngman said...

Hi again Charlie,

I'm not sure how active you are on Twitter, but if you're interested, (and don't already!) you may be want to follow the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting:

We've become much more active in recent weeks, and we'd love to have you following us and contributing.

All best,
Maura Youngman
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting