In honor of the departure of the first US lunar landing mission on this day in 1969, LIFE.com publishes the page spreads (i.e., the entire issue) from LIFE’s famous August 11, 1969, Special Edition: “To the Moon and Back:”
On Wednesday, the Open Society Foundations will mark their 20th group exhibition of “Moving Walls” — a project reflecting the group’s support for long-term documentary photography. See work from the exhibition on LightBox here.
Samuel James, Water of My Land: The Niger Delta’s Illicit Fuel Trade
Fires from hundreds of illicit fuel refineries burn every night throughout the Niger Delta. Concealed deep within mangrove swamps and raffia forests, men, women and children work by flashlight, manually tossing stolen crude oil into burning pits to keep the refining process going. Flames explode momentarily then recede into darkness.
Photographer Samuel James will be showing this body of work at the Half King. There will be an opening on Tuesday the 12th of February at 7:30PM. Sam will be joined by Stacey D. Clarkson of Harper’s Magazine to discuss the work.