TOKYO-2020 People / Children

To Be Child In...

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Children
  • Company
  • Photographer
    Iwona El Tanbouli-Jablonska
  • Photo Date
    September 2019

Niger. When I arrived in one of Niger's villages for the first time, all of the local children gathered around me. They were all incredibly friendly, even towards a stranger like me. Later that day I've learnt that one in two kids gets to eat only twice a week. Their meal is usually a simple millet pancake. Here I present eight portraits of three kids that didn't get to eat neither lunch or dinner that day. They are literally starving. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world and has one of the highest rate of mortality children under the age of 5.

I have been involved in photography for over 15 years. I am a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Pozna?, at the faculty of photography and multimedia communication. Most of my work is mainly focused on reportage and long-term projects that I make in F11_Studio. I work closely with National Geographic Polska and Traveler and also run photography workshop and portfolio reviews.