Friday, December 21, 2007

Pre-Teen Brides and Child Labour: Unicef Photo's of The Year


The United Nation's Children's Fund recognized a handful of photographers with honors in their annual Photo of the Year contest. From Afghanistan to the Phillipines, their work exposes horrid conditions facing some of the world's children.

The image is startling -- a 40-year-old groom sitting beside his 11-year-old future bride. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair, who took the photo last year in Afghanistan, asked the pre-teenage bride what she felt on the day of her engagement.

"Nothing," said the girl, according to Sinclair. "I do not know this man. What am I supposed to feel?"more

h/t Anorak


Anonymous said...

Himself said...

A remarkable kid.

But for me, marred a little by virtue it was Zionist TV (MEMRI) and if they don't have an agenda, nobody does.

Anonymous said...


How to verify the authenticity.

Anonymous said...

Himself said...

Noted and concur.