Intel’s decision to make conflict free microprocessors is the result of a long campaign, in which Marcus Bleasdale’s photos have played an important role. Understanding how Bleasdale became an advocate for action on conflict minerals makes us aware of how photojournalism can function as an agent of change.
What is the visual story that needs to be told about Africa? Is there a pictorial strategy that can account for one billion people, living in 53 countries that occupy 12 million square miles, speaking two thousand languages, embodying multiple cultures and numerous ethnicities, with manifold intersections with our globalised world? Would we even ask…