African market as a reflection of everyday life

PhotographerElena Brillar
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Congo from the inside

Story

Congo. Country of contrasts, where the chic hotels and restaurants coexist with poverty of the local population. African Market - the heart of daily life of local people. A child sitting on the counter - pretty symbolic image, as often children are the source of income of parents. What compels a mother to kick out her child, as soon as he starts to walk, into the streets to beg? - You'll not get a food until you bring a money! Many of such parents do not even try to look for work. And they have not only one child. Who can become a child with this upbringing in the future? Only such parent. Africa's problems do not lie on the surface, they are buried deep within.