The Nseabasi Photography Concept is a community based non-profit organization using photography and its artistic process as a catalyst to educate and empower vulnerable children and youth.
Photography has the ability to empower and bring awareness to issues that can elevate public understanding and compassion and gives voice to inconsiderable issues and those who would otherwise never be heard.
After the success of my last year’s photography road trip from Ibadan to Banjul, in the Gambia. I made several stops in some major cities to collaborate with local artist, organize workshop, photo walk, artist talk, exhibition and exchange ideas in the Republic of Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Serria Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and the Gambia.
The project was aimed to create awareness and call the attention of policy makers in West Africa that art can be used as a tool to empower and educate the youth. And also, to teach the youth how to use art as a medium to empower, express and communicate for positive social change. I believe when youth have a meaningful handwork to bring in a legal income, there is a reduction in poverty, crime rate and tendency of wanting to travel to Europe through illegal routes.
There is great pride when creating something of your own design, so many would put their minds to creative use, instead of the reverse.
This year I will be embarking on another Photography Road Trip from Ibadan, Nigeria to Tanzania. And be traveling by road from Ibadan, Nigeria to Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Making several stops in some major cities to collaborate with local artist and NGOs to facilitate workshops training for street children and unemployed youth in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, because I strongly believe empowering youths is the strongest weapon to change the world for the better.
Like Bishop Desmond Tutu said and I quote ‘’ Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world