TIFA 2023 Editorial / Photo Essay

Children of A Forgotten World

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    João Coelho

They are children like all the others, but these seem to have been predestined to a cruel and unfair fate. The only world they know is this dump where they were born on the outskirts of a city, with permanently polluted air and populated by armies of flies. Life here is colorless and every day is the same as the last, with no toys or TV to bring a smile or a happy expression to their faces. The vacant, sad look in their eyes denounces how they are no longer real children and how their world has been forgotten by all of us.