Contributors - SURFING SENEGAL & KINGS OF THE AIR
NOSARIEME GARRICK considers herself a product of global travel, but loudly representing Nigeria. She is a writer, activist and entrepreneur doing her part to see the advancement of the African continent. As a writer, she follows the African culture beat contributing articles to Afripop!, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Women’s Enews, and Sahara Reporters, creating networks with young African leaders in various sectors. In 2010, she founded “Vote or Quench”, a youth empowerment campaign educating young Nigerians on the importance of their vote. She headed back to Nigeria from New York to see the initiative through, and spearheaded the live production of the first youth centered presidential debate. Following her time in Nigeria, she did a 6 month business management internship with the Economist Group in the UK, mentored by the company’s CEO, Andrew Rashbass. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and French from St. John’s University. She has also spent time as DJ, teaching English in France, and travelling around Latin America. Nosarieme cools off in the waters alongside Dakar for her story and video about SURFING SENEGAL.
HALDEN KROG is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. His love for photography began when he was given his first camera at the age of ten. Halden studied photography at the Vaal Triangle Technikon in South Africa before setting off for the UK in 1994. He spent several years covering a variety of topics including major news events such as post war Bosnia and the conflict in Israel. He returned to South Africa in 1999 taking on a full-time position at the daily newspaper Beeld in Johannesburg, becoming the chief photographer before moving on to join the Times Media group in 2007. Halden’s work has appeared in renowned international publications such as TIME, News Week, Stern and Paris Match. He has won various awards including the Fuji South African Press Photographer of the Year award in 2002 and 2005, Fuji News Photograph award in 2003 and Fuji Feature Portfolio winner in 2008. He gained international recognition with a World Press Award in the Nature category in 2005 and was named the CNN Photojournalist of the Year in 2009. Halden’s images of Red Bull’s “Kings of the Air” can be seen in KINGS OF THE AIR. You can see more of Halden’s award winning images on his website www.halden.co.za