Wednesday, March 31, 2010


One of Many: British photographer Bleasdale moved to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1998 "to document the impact of conflict on communities." Tragically, he has found much material. This image comes from the funeral of Mapenzi Boloma, a 10-month-old baby girl who died of diarrhea in the village of Ngety, which became overwhelmed by refugees when a regional warlord drove them from their homes to secure gold-mining sites. "There were no drugs to treat the children," he remembers. "That is what killed her."

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