…development journalism means getting behind the cliches of starving children and getting people to tell their own stories.
Sue George
Kyrgyz herders with their smartphones. They are acquired by bartering and are charged using solar panels. Though useless for communication - cellular service does not reach the isolated plateau - the phones are used to play music and take photos. Photograph by Matthieu Paley.
There is no set career path to becoming an explorer. No degree or apprenticeship. Exploration is a realisation of a dream.
Education through expeditions
“The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”
The concept of underdevelopment is outdated. Countries are developed differently; they’re not developed and undeveloped.
— Carlo Petrini, cited in “Feeding future generations: Young rural people today - prosperous, productive farmers tomorrow
Medlar: the fruit nobody’s ever heard of.
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