In what is, to our mind, one of the cleverest and most thought-provoking photographic projects on child exploitation, Cuban photographer Erik Ravelo, and Brazilian artistic director Daniel Ferreira have put together a series of images to highlight child exploitation across the world and to raise awareness about the various attacks against children throughout the world from sexual abuse, shootings in American schools, sex tourism, war, nuclear disaster – even obesity and fast food.
Each image represents a child welfare issue:
The first image relates to pedophilia in the Vatican;
The second image focuses on child sexual abuse prevalent within tourism in Thailand;
The third photo refers to the war in Syria;
The fourth image highlights trafficking of organs on the black market, where most victims are children from poor countries;
The fifth photo relates to the readily available weapons, often for free in the U.S. and;
The sixth image highlights obesity, and the part fast food companies play in aggravating this phenomenon.
We think this project, which was produced in 2013, speaks volumes about the way children are treated around the world. And so we make this our image of the month.
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Just brilliant. No words needed.
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A picture tells a thousand words!
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Maggie Tuttle said:
India is a poor country so kids are not adopted or fostered as such, having been into Mother Terasa’s orphanage in Mumbia and witnessed what I did, I then researched as to what happened to the kids and many were left at the gates from the day they were born, but what is amazing is the amount of women doing nothing all day when they could go to the orphange and play with the kids who just sat all day in a bed or cot doing nothing, money made from the Mother Terasa’s was sent to the Vatican, so who buys the kids or were do they all end up and since she set up her orphanages there have been god knows how many 1.000s of kids as for the Indian people they are not into fostering and adopting. This is a question that the vatican needs to answer.