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Boy in Smoke : Goma Border Area : Rwanda
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The first edition of a planned magazine in the UK wants to use some B&W pictures I shot in the past........ as part of this Matt has sent me a pile of old B&W images.......... at the same time we have a client that wants images shot in numerous African & Asian cities ....... I would love to go and shoot it all but they want it in a hurry and Im so booked up here in the US and Canada I cannot go........ other Insight guys are going to be shooting all that........ shame....... the assignments are corporate shoots so they are unlikely to produce images like this above ........ and I doubt they are going to be shooting corporate images in Rwanda........ this came back to me as part of the B&W sets the magazine was considering ........

I shot this image back during the terrible slaughter in Rwanda........... it shows refugees who have fled to the border for safety..... when you stop and consider this image....... when I think back to being there........ it makes me consider the struggles in my own life in context..... here this child and his family where running for fear of disgusting terrifying violence......... at the roadside hundreds lay dead....... hunger and disease struck down many who had managed to survive the violence ........ here people struggled the whole time just to stay alive.

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