Contributors - FORESTS OF EDEN & SURI
LORI ROBINSON sold her California home and most of her belongings in 2009 for a simpler more nomadic life. As a lover of the wild, Lori strives to live more connected to the rhythms of nature. She rotates between California, New Mexico, Wyoming and Africa writing about wildlife and wild places and working on her memoir. She designs and leads safaris to Africa and is a contributor to Africa Geographic, Travelers Tales and Conscious Lifestyle Magazine, and the founder of SavingWild.com where you can find interviews with the world’s top conservationists, book reviews, and stories about Lori’s lifelong friendship with Dr. Jane Goodall. In FORESTS OF EDEN Lori expounds on the importance of forests and how some churches in Ethiopia have become islands for trees and the creatures that depend on them.
RAISA MIRZA grew up between Bangladesh and Montreal, Canada, spending most of her time reading National Geographic magazines and dreaming of wild, open spaces. She works in the intersection of community development, food security and behavior change communications. Through her photography, she aims to portray the diversity of the world’s people and wild spaces, while changing people’s perceptions of the developing world. Currently living and working in Ethiopia, Raïsa brings us images of the churches and forests that are protected by them in FORESTS OF EDEN You can find more of her work on her Facebook page.
Born in the City of Derry, TREVOR COLE is a native of Ireland yet he has lived most of my life outside the bounds of Ireland – in England, Singapore, Togo, Italy, Ethiopia and Brazil. Photography, together with travel, have become two of his life’s passions. Trevor’s imagery focuses on culture, landscapes and wildlife; images which reflect a spatial and temporal journey through life and which try to convey a need to live in a more sustainable world. He seeks the moment and the light in whatever context he finds himself and endeavours to use his photographic acumen to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Published in multiple magazines, Trevor has also presented to The Royal Geographical Society and to tertiary institutions in Ireland. He has also exhibited in Ethiopia and Ireland. Having lived in Ethiopia for four years, Trevor has come to love the diversity of culture and people in the country. He gives us a glimpse of that in his gallery SURI.