I am so excited to share that the new photography work from Mozambique is getting positive feedback from several photo contests.
In a country in which 27% of the adult population has died of AIDs the results leaves more than a half a million children orphaned. This series of photos shows both family and non-family members joining together to coexist while dealing with this heinous illness. This extended family system assists mothers with AIDs in the caring and rearing of their children along with grandmothers and aunts taking on the responsibility after loved ones have been lost. I recently visited this village with a representative from Reencontroo in Maputo. During our visit we saw the full range: happy children, mothers doing well with their meds contrasting with another who had been taken to the hospital, suffering uncles, etc. The extended families provide a safety net for the children should the unthinkable happen. Maputo, Mozambique
This series of photos has received recognition and several awards, including:
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – Silver Portraiture/Culture and Bronze Press/Feature Story
ipa International Photo Awards 2014 – Honorable Mention – Photo Essay/Feature Story
Lead image received “Finalist” - 2014 – 7th Ed Julia M Cameron Award – Female Photographers - People/Culture/Daily Lives
Lead image received “Finalist” - 2014 – 7th Ed Pollux Award – People/Culture/Daily Lives – Non-Professional