Jide Alakija

06 May 2008 1,722 views
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Children of Rwanda #10: Confrontation

This is a follow up to one of the first images in this series.

I urge you to look at this one for a while and study the picture. Keep looking at the photo. Do you hear anything as you study it? It's very quiet isn't it? Now ask yourself why.  If you can hear something else, like kids playing in the playground, crying or even in the worst case, a  machine gun maybe this image is provoking something in you that is related to what you are seeing. Please can you share it with me. I'd quite like to hear your views.

comments (8)

  • mal
  • 6 May 2008, 09:34
there is a stunning mood to this Jide. mal
  • jelb
  • France
  • 6 May 2008, 14:37
well done shot!..Nice treatment..Bravo!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 May 2008, 15:56
This reminds me of children of the night, Jide, who are hidden and lost to the world as we know it.
  • Aisha
  • Nigeria
  • 6 May 2008, 16:37
I actually felt really sad looking at the picture before i read your comment so i definitely got the message. It says a lot in such a subtle way.
  • kemi
  • 7 May 2008, 02:47
incredibly...something. i can't quite place my finger on in. amazing work, Jide.
Very good portrait, I feel a friend or brother is in second place.
  • Neil
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 May 2008, 15:53
Stunning shot, the lighting is superb, the shallow depth of field is perfect. It really grabbed my attention. The child at the front looks very much proud to be here, he has a strength in those eyes.

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