TIFA 2022 People / Children

Not Knowing The Taste of Food

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Children
  • Photographer
    Rui Minderico
  • Agency / Studio
    Rui Minderico Unipessoal Lda
  • Photo Date

Leonor Gomes is three years old and feeds exclusively on a liquid supplement, through a gastric button, a silicone tube, from the abdomen to the stomach, placed using surgery.Due to an unidentified rare disease she does not know the taste of food and her stomach cannot stand it.Despite depending on a machine to feed herself, she is a very friendly and cheerful girl. The community of the city of Setubal, where she lives, has helped her family with expenses that are not supported by the state.

Born in Lisbon in 1969. Began professional activity in 1995. Based in Setúbal, has been collaborating with Lusa Agency (member of the European Press Agencies) and several national newspapers and magazines.