art is made for sharing
40" x 30", Digital C Print, , Edition of 500
This print benefits Malaria No More. The non-profit receives 25% of rentals and $175 per sale. "Who feeds you, controls you." - Thomas Sankara This littl...[more]e girl appeared to me in the streets of Lagos, Nigeria. My attention was caught by the way she walked, the bread on her head, and her red t-shirt. I am a color photographer and I react strongly to colors. Red brings life to a picture. I was on assignment for the New York Times. The article was about the price of wheat, the growing demand for food, and the economy of agriculture. On one side of the planet, the American farmers flourish, and on the other side, Nigerians struggle to buy bread. This little girl reminds me of the world being a global village and how, for the best but too often for the worst, everything is interconnected. That's why any form of power implies responsibilities. I remain an incurable idealist and always wish for economic, social, political systems which reflect humanistic values. Systems which serve the people and not the other way around." Benedicte Kurzen Carrying Bread 2008 Lagos, Nigeria Image 19.25" x 29" Paper 24" x 30" Frame 30" x 40"