"The government has relinquished control over the offshore areas of our industry. Norway was tough regarding oil companies from the start. You now have an almost embarrassingly large pension fund. The situation for Irish communities, however, is as in Ogoniland in Nigeria - oil is a curse,”
William Hederman has entered three of his Shell to Sea photos in a human rights photo competition. You can vote for and rate them here (no registration required):
The Development Education program aims to raising awareness and increasing understanding of HIV&AIDS, gender equality and human rights issues.
This photo competition is aimed at not only raising awareness of human rights and being an alternative means of involving people in recognising various human rights issues through the medium of photography, but also challenging stereotypes and encouraging people to think about how we use images in the media to represent people around the world. No more photos can be now entered. It is now time to vote online and rate your favorite photos. The public vote is open until midnight Monday, 31st January 2011, Irish local time. This voting will shortlist the images and the top 10 will be adjudicated upon by a panel of independent guest judges by Friday, 5th February 2011.
The winner of the competition will have their photo published in the Irish Times and take part in a workshop with a professional photographer, Edmund Ross, shadowing the work of his studio and also have their portrait taken by him.