Photojournalism - Professional

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Carol Allen-Storey


"africas new tribe ORPHANS_004"
Living rough is a way of life for the Dustbin tribe. Corrugated cartons have a multitude of practical applications. For the tribe they are used as a mattress, blanket and when it rains, the boys crawl into boxes in a meagre attempt to keep dry. Bright Nyakojo, 11, joined the Dustbin tribe a year ago. His parents died years ago but he has no memory exactly when. Bright was part of another tribe known at the Ghetto Boys, but departed because he was being harassed. He wants to go to school so he can learn to read.

Biography: Carol Allen-Storey is an award-winning photojournalist specialising in chronicling humanitarian and social issues, especially amongst women and children. “My images are intimate, about issues and citizens I deeply care about. I believe photographs may not be capable of doing the moral work for us, but they can trigger the process of social consciousness” In 2009 Storey was appointed a UNICEF ambassador for photography. Since 2006, she has been developing ‘ANGELS at the edge of darkness’, a personal project that illuminates the plight of women and children managing poverty...

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