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Having started the story Kenya’s Nubians: Then & Now in 2008, it wasn’t until I received a grant from the Open Society Institute before the project took on a life of its own. As I moved forward with my work and identified new audiences for the project, the development of a dedicated website specifically for the project became essential. I already had a preDesigned liveBooks site for my larger project Nowhere People, and was incredibly happy with the results I was getting from it, so there was no doubt in my mind that liveBooks would be a perfect fit. liveBooks generously donated the site to the project and as the project has developed, so has the need to expand the website. The developers at liveBooks have worked with me to customize components of the site as this project has grown. From a photo essay to international exhibitions, a multimedia feature and now into a book, Kenya’s Nubians has been an incredibly rewarding project to work on and develop. The liveBooks site has played a vital role in helping me expose the work and making sure it is accessible to a variety of important audiences.

Greg Constantine, Photojounalist

Website: www.nowherepeople.org
Nowhere People intends to give a small voice to people who for generation have had none. It aims to show the human toll the denial of citizenship has claimed on people and ethnic programs that find themselves excluded from society by forces beyond their control. More importantly, it hopes to provide tangible documentation of proof that millions of people hidden and forgotten all over the world actually exist. Photographer Greg Constantine began work on Nowhere People in 2005.

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July 12th, 2010

Kenya’s Nubians: Then and Now

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Greg Constantine is a photojournalist from the United States. He currently resides in Asia where he is working on his most recent project, Nowhere People, which focuses on the denial of citizenship and the struggles of stateless ethnic minority groups around the world. As part of that project he is publishing a book in the fall of 2011 called Kenya’s Nubians: Then and Now. Without citizenship, stateless people have no recognized nationality, belong to no country and do not have access to most social, civil and economic rights. Greg’s work exposes the human toll that statelessness has claimed on people and ethnic groups that find themselves excluded from society by forces beyond their control.
Website: www.nubiansinkenya.com

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This week was National Volunteer Week so we spent Friday serving dinner at the Daily Free Meals program at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church with our suitemates over at craigslistfoundation. Doning our hairnets, we helped serve over 600 meals, in under three hours, to our fellow San Francisco neighbors in need. Read more about our friends at craigslist foundation and the good works they do on their blog.

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SALT is a nonprofit photography program serving inner city teenagers in New York City. Through professionally led instruction, they seek to engage, inspire, and empower kids to have a voice in their world and become all that they are created to be. NYC Salt was created by photographer Alison Hansen in January of 2005, this program inspires teens, instills them with confidence and keeps them off the streets. The reference to ‘salt’ reflects their hope that this program will flavor and preserve the communities it serves.
Website: www.nycsalt.org

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Using liveBooks as a platform for the elephant conservation project has allowed me to give the vanishing elephants worldwide visibility, currently my images have been viewed in 91 countries. The new features such as Scaler, integrated pages, video and a companion blog brings all aspects of my elephant project into one place allowing me to tell the elephant’s story in so many ways. The issues of elephant conservation are complex and being able to talk about the issues in the blog and show the video is helping people see and understand the issues surrounding their future.

When I’m on the road, I love the fact I can update my site with my latest work so fast and easily. Print sales primarily come from clients having seen my work on the liveBooks site. And the SEO capabilities are tremendous as my site now comes up #1 when one searches for ‘elephant photographer’.

Not only do proceeds from the print sales goes to the foundation but through the website, I’m able to introduce so many more people to the rescue work of the foundation (www.helpingelephants.org) as my site gains more and more visibility. Shortly I’ll be taking it one step further – my liveBooks site will be the platform for me to seek grants for the project and the documentary film.

Carol Stevenson, Photographer and Conservationist

Website: www.elephantphotographer.com
The Asian Elephant is an endangered species and their numbers continue to decline. Many efforts are being made to help the existing populations of these incredible creatures, and the Elephants & Mahouts photographic project is one such.Carol Stevenson is photographing the project, intended to span at least five years, will be an evolving collection of portraiture depicting the elephants and the unique and complex relationship they have with their Mahouts (owners/keepers). The initial body of work is augmented to document new arrivals – newly rescued elephants and new births – and to provide a continuous visual record of the evolving elephant communities.

This project is planned as both an educational tool and as a fundraising vehicle to provide ongoing support for the elephants.

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The Women Empowered project is an exhibit, book and multimedia project that presents heroic examples of women, whose bravery and determination allowed them to move from victim to leader, and speak to the universal themes of courage, empowerment and human rights. Award-winning photographer Phil Borges partnered with CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, on an important project to highlight the plight and promise of poor women around the world.
Website: www.womenempoweredproject.com

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The generous contribution by liveBooks of a website for my Curse of the Black Gold project enabled me to not only aggregate all the information for outreach, education, press and my work, but it also taught me the power of what a great website can do for my advocacy work. By allowing me to point activists, educators, students and other professionals to one site, rich with creative content and useful information, the impact of my project was propelled to another dimension.

Ed Kashi, Photojournalist

Website: www.curseoftheblackgoldbook.com
Curse of the Black Gold: 50 years of oil in the Niger Delta takes a graphic look at the profound cost of oil exploitation in West Africa. Featuring images by world-renowned photojournalist Ed Kashi and text by University of California at Berkeley professor Michael Watts, this book traces the 50-year history of Nigeria’s interests and the resulting environmental degradation and community conflicts that have plagues the region.

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Having the Images of Hope website created by liveBooks has been a blessing. Images of Hope was started after my son, Montana, battled Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 2 1/2. I had been wanting to find a way to give back to all those who have helped us in numerous ways while he fought for those 3 years. Photography is a passion of mine as well as for many others. Photographs capture moments, memories and they are priceless. Since the launching of the website we have had many photographers throughout the country who have become involved in helping to capture these precious moments of children battling these horrific diseases.

The website has helped with spreading awareness and bringing attention to the number one killer among kids. The families of the children photographed are beyond grateful for the images they receive. We are capturing memories of a hero, which will eventually be hope for future children diagnosed with a devastating illness. Images of Hope is dedicated to helping children and providing them with lasting memories through art. This website has been our number one way of sharing what we do. Without the capability of being able to view images the ability of spreading awareness would be much less effective.

Jessica Oatman, Photographer and Founder of Images of Hope

Website: www.hopeconquers.org
Images of Hope is a non-profit organization that brings awareness to childhood cancers and illnesses through photography. They offer special sessions free of charge to children and families who are dealing with cancer. By capturing images of these children with these life threatening diseases we hope to spread awareness and capture priceless moments that will last a lifetime.Jessica Oatman founded Images of Hope in January of 2008 as a way to give back to all those who have helped her son and family deal with childhood Leukemia. Her son is now in remission but has a long road ahead of him. For most of families, pictures are the last thing they would go about and have done while dealing with a crisis. But years later, as they look back, these images will be the memories of a hero and the hope for future children who will be diagnosed with a devastating disease.

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From isolated Iran liveBooks helps me to connect and show my work to
the world. I cannot thank them enough!

Newsha Tavakolian, Photojournalist

Website: www.newshatavakolian.com
A self-taught photographer, Newsha began working as a professional photographer in the Iranian press at the age of 16. She started a women’s daily newspaper Zan, and later worked for other reformist dailies, all since banned. At 21 she began working internationally, covering wars, natural disasters and social documentary stories in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Yemen. Her work has been published internationally. Newsha is known for focusing on women’s issues. Her work is considered both documentary and art.

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I got my site in 2008, as part of the National Geographic All Roads photography award supported by liveBooks. It was the most exciting part of the award since it was something that had a longer term effect on my international career. We worked together with a designer to achieve the look that I wanted: something simple and professional that allowed the photographs to speak for themselves. The editSuite makes it so much easier to change and update content, I could not chase down my web designer in Baku, Azerbaijan where I used to live each time I wanted to upload a new portfolio. I can now change the entire website in one day and more importantly, I can do it myself, something that was unimaginable to me before!

I currently live in Cairo, Egypt and with my site being part of an international platform, this move did not present any problems. I use my site all the time both with editorial clients and print buyers. I also like the way liveBooks is keeping the pulse on all the latest technological developments, e.g. making websites i-Pad compatible with only one click, introducing Scaler etc. I think the ease of the new website and the smart design has increased the traffic to my site and therefore exposure to my work.

Rena Effendi, Photojournalist

Website: www.refendi.com

Rena Effendi’s early documentary work focused on the oil industry’s effects on people’s lives in her own country. As a result, she followed the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline from Azerbaijan through Georgia to Turkey, collecting stories along the way. This work of six years was published in 2009 in her first book Pipe Dreams: A Chronicle of Lives Along the Pipeline.

Effendi’s international awards include the Fifty Crows Documentary award and the Getty Images Editorial grant. In 2008 Rena won the National Geographic All Roads Photography award. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Visa Pour l’Image Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan.

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