A while back I posted a photo of a burned out car that suddenly appeared on the street I was staying on in Dublin back in September. I had taken a photo of a street painting before I drove up to Belfast for a few days, and when I got back, the scorched car was in front of it – sort of completing the heartbreaking image.
UPDATE: Check out the grant McDonnell is trying to get, and what he would do with it:
What I would do with £5000: The Project Assistance Award would help this project to reach its fullest potential by creating an in-depth cultural study of the Turkana people, their fast disappearing tribal lifestyles and the problems associated with climate change. By continuing this series I hope to photographically illustrate several themes, the most important of which is rural-urban migration. I would live both with the marginalised nomads, moving with them as they migrate seeking pasture, and also with a family in the main Turkana town of Lodwar, where unemployment is over 70% and social problems such as alcoholism, HIV/AIDS and homelessness abound. This will illustrate the dwindling traditions and cultural heritage of these tribal communities. I will also focus much of my work on the reliability of affordable food supplies, given its increasing importance in global politics and its link with climate politics. I want to highlight how such macro issues affect real communities at the local level.