Money for the Taking in the Niger Delta Swamps

“The long battle between residents of the delta and the major oil companies piqued the interest of Samuel James, a photographer who had documented youth gangs in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria, in 2008. He was awarded a grant through VII Photo Agency to continue his photo series “Area Boys,” which allowed him to develop close relationships with the youths.”

Richardson, Whitney. February 2013. New York Times. Lens. Money for the Taking in the Niger Delta Swamps. [online] Available from: [Accessed 24 March 2014]

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