IFC Photo competition spawns rival

22 July 2003

Friends of the Earth has initiated a competition to find the best picture of a project backed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The NGO points out that the Corporation’s own competition is “coy in showcasing images of its more controversial or questionable investments”. FoE also points out that the IFC‘s photo contest is closed to the public whereas theirs is open for people to submit and vote on photos. Currently entered are pictures of a mural depicting corruption in the Bujagali dam, Uganda, women displaced by the same project, contaminated water in Ghana and a mine in Mali.

Votes can be cast until 15 August and a winner will be announced in September.