Sudanese run towards the Masoluem around 7am to get a spot for the ceremony. Messages to the President of Sudan. President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir. Salva Kiir holds up the Declaration of Independence just after signing it. Dozens of people were evacuated from the venue because of dehydration or sunstroke. Some of the soldiers … Read more
I was massively underwhelmed by today’s independence ceremonies, largely because of the absolutely disastrous way that the military organized the media and the (four hour delayed) afternoon became a logistical nightmare with very few photo ops. I’ll post photos eventually, but I’m fairly indifferent about most of the images I shot today so I’d rather … Read more
Not a lot to report from here — first few days have mostly been spent untangling the red tape and getting credentialed to shoot the Independence ceremonies on July 9. A few images from the various celebrations and rehearsals that are going on around town — more photos are up here.