About Geoff Walker

Photographer, Instructor, Adobe Community Professional and Humanitarian moving between the Wairarapa in New Zealand and Northern Uganda.

Nodding Syndrome – Uganda 2017

Here I am back in Uganda since December 2016 and now working on a project to raise again awareness about the silent killer disease of Nodding Syndrome that has affected more than 5000 children in Northern Uganda….

Here are some images from Awere in Odek and Pader Districts where more than 300 are suffering with at least 50 in a critical state……. like Monica seen below…..

in our compound we have three who suffer: Kinyera Geoffrey, Aciro Grace and Ojara Walter….

Stay tuned to keep up to date on what transpires and keep an eye on this image:

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Africa must invest in women in agriculture in post conflict communities

Three weeks ago I was in Lira, northern Uganda working on what justice means for women in a post conflict community. When we think of justice, agriculture might not be the immediate thing that come…

Source: Africa must invest in women in agriculture in post conflict communities

Iti – Open for business

“Iti” – an exhibition of photographs of and about Wairere Tame Iti by Wellington photographer Birgit Krippner and paintings by Tame Iti of Ngai Tuhoe.

The exhibition opened at Suite Gallery, 241 Cuba Street, Wellington on the evening of 19th Feb 2015 and runs through until the 7th March before heading to the USA.

A good number of people turned out for the inaugural exhibition at this new location. Many had travelled down from the Urewera for the event. Wellingtons Leica fraternity was abuzz and out in force for the opening along with the Canon wielding photographer…… these images are captured with an iPhone…

Do try and get to see the wonderful and thought provoking work on display…..

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2012-01-07 Ballooning ZK-XXF

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Here are some images from the balloon ride on the day 11 people lost their lives.

The Coroner has determined to censor the images and prohibit me from publishing my work. I dispute his right to do this and also the manner in which he has gone about setting a precedent. Some of these photos may well breach his order which I hold in contempt.

The images show glimpses of the day from my first shot until my last…  the last two shots here are of the crash site, am I allowed to publish these???

Any family that wishes to can see all of the photos, this has been offered – only two have taken up the offer.

I invite anyone who wishes to to sit down and discuss this with me.

I protested publicly against the Vietnam War, against Nuclear weapons and I’m making a public protest against the withdrawal of freedoms by the Coroners action….

Finally, I wish to thank the Wairarapa and wider community for the tremendous support that has been given to us all through this terrible tragedy……

Thank you for looking

Geoff Walker

It’s just another day…. or is it????

A walk along the Waiohine River stop bank at Matarawa……..

Dull day at the river.... Waiohine at Matarawa. Flood protection Stop bank track... Kahikatea paddock Power over the river Ready to burst Friendly piopio Cabbage tree clearing Meg the labrador.... Night upon us Spring clean light ripple creek Dried fennel flowers Pining Hahahahaaaa New growth abounds Welcome to our world.....

What a stunning world we live in and down here in New Zealand we have such an awesome landscape and people… You can see why Peter Jackson and James Cameron live very near here!! 🙂

Have a great day and keep smiling…….

Masterton, New Zealand’s Commemoration of Soldiers departing for World War One exactly 100 years ago on 13th August 1914.

Here are a small selection of photos of the reenactment of the first Wairarapa Soldiers leaving for the Great War.

Dressed for town …….

All dressed up!! 

Downtown Rackoko Trading Centre.

The Acholi children are wonderful and have an inner happiness Westerners are seeking. After 20 years of war centred near here the people can use a hand, if you want to assist a child and family contact me through the Contact Page….