Tag: Children

The Narrative of Children in African and Development Photography: Whose camera counts?

In March 2015, I was at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol en route to Malawi. While at the airport I came across a big billboard by Unicef of a dirty black child, possibly from 'Africa', and wearing tattered clothes. This picture took me back to the debate about representation of poor people in development work. Is this picture a representation of the state of this child's life? Or it is a picture that might help people to give their money to support the region where this child comes from? Throughout m [...]

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