ENERGY UNPARALLELED by the Unseen Nigeria Project

Unseen-Nigeria

Over the last 100 years, Nigerian women have contributed immeasurably to the nation’s development. While some of them, especially those in the formal sector, have been increasingly visible, others in the informal sector have largely remained unsung heroes in the background.Many of these women have unique stories of their journey to survival and success and these are the stories the Unseen Nigeria project team wants to curate and celebrate. From market women to fisher women and farmers, women of the underground economy have contributed to the day-to-day socioeconomic development of Nigeria and have done so under less than stellar circumstances.

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ENERGY UNPARALLELED seeks to project the unseen Nigerian woman with uncompromisable values who is driving for development, pushing for change, making a difference, breaking and setting records, driving community, leading exemplary lives, raising a voice, setting standards, empowering young minds, maintaining unhampered integrity. celebrating courage, honesty, integrity, accountability, persistence,leadership, resilience, hope and the never-die spirit.

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If you know a woman in the informal sector who, through her life, work and spirit, is making a difference in their own way, click here www.unseennigeria.com to nominate her as one of the 100 women to be celebrated in this project.

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Join the Street Shooters NG as they take part in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk

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On Saturday, October 5, 2013, the world will walk again with Scott Kelby, president of Kelby Training and #1 bestselling photography and technology book author, in the 6th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™.

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk is the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography itself. It takes place on the same day around the world where photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather together, usually in downtown areas to socialize, learn new tips from each other, and explore their corner of the world through photography.

Join the Street Shooters NG as they take part in the Worldwide Photo Walk.
Date is Saturday, October 5, 2013. Time is 2-5PM.
Walk route: Ahmadu Bello way, V.I, Lagos.

Now, this is different from what we’ve been doing before. To participate in this walk, you have to register online. Go to http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/lagos-lagos-nigeria-2/ to register. Since this is an international event, we plan to organize this better than our previous photowalks. More details on that as time goes on.

In addition to enjoying a day of photography with other local photographers, participants may also be eligible to win prizes from the Worldwide Photo Walk’s sponsors if their photo is chosen as the best photo of the day by their walk leader. Each winning walk photo is then entered into a global competition where Scott Kelby picks the single “best photo” of the event along with 10 runners-up. Full details are available at: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/

Scott Kelby’s 6th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk is sponsored by Canon, Kelby Training, KelbyTraining LIVE, NAPP, Adobe, B&H, Wacom, Manfrotto, Tamron, Peachpit, and PhotoWalkPro.

Anyone can participate. All you need is a camera and a passion for photography. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you use. People have used simple point-and-shoot and even disposable cameras in the past, had a blast, and left with a new appreciation for photography and some great local connections.

Let’s go to the link and start registering. Meanwhile, there are only 50 openings available. So, please register ONLY if you know you are going to come for the walk.

You can find the Street Shooters NG on twitter: @StreetShootasNG

Facebook: http://facebook.com/StreetShootersNG

BBM: 26584650

Email: streetshootersng@gmail.com

Phone: 08060435734.

 

Join the Street Shooters NG for a photo-walk at Mile 12.

Good day,

Hope this message meets you well.

This is to inform you that the Street Shooters NG are set to go out on another photo-walk.

This time around, we are looking at the overcoming Nigerian; not the struggling Nigerian. We are looking at people that have remained resilient and dogged in making their lives and families work. We are looking at people whose lives are faced with challenges but who still dare to stand and put all challenges aside. Therefore, we have decided to work with the theme: UNBROKEN.

Unbroken are the road sweepers, keeping the streets clean to make a living. Unbroken is the guy selling gala in traffic so that he won’t steal. Unbroken is the boy selling family-size bread along the bus-stop. Unbroken is the recharge card seller. Unbroken is the car wash boy. Unbroken are the people hawking in traffic. The list is endless.

Even the qualities and brands of cars in Lagos shows the exceptional unbroken spirit of Nigerians. Hotels, filling stations, constructions of all kinds going on, shopping complexes springing up everywhere shows we are unbroken.

Photographically speaking, this theme alone is broad. Unbroken has a lot of emotion. Unbroken suggest something that has been tested, tried, trusted, rugged and righteous.

We are saying that despite all that has threatened to break us both as individuals and as a nation, we have remained unbroken. It is a communication that we all need to reunite; to reassure ourselves again, that we are all Nigerians. Our spirits cannot be broken, not by ethic or religious divide.

In exploring the unbroken spirit of our people/places, we can create timeless images that can bring about the needed change. This can create a window into the promise of the future.

Come Thursday, 5th September 2013, the Street Shooters NG are going to Mile 12 to capture images of hard-working Nigerians engaged in various money-making activities.

The best 100 images from this walk will be compiled and printed into a photobook which will be sent to the Lagos state government.

To be a part of this event, just show up at Mile 12 by 11am on Thursday, 5th September 2013. Meet-up is under the Mile 12 bridge where the blue BRT buses park.

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