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A couple of days ago, I shared an image I created of Rosemary, an 8 year old I met during a trip to Makoko late last year with @ . After photographing her, I knew I needed to do more for her...Not only did she look sad, she was using wooden crutches to help her navigate her way in her neighborhood. Her story gathered a lot of momentum and before long, people had called to ask how they could be of help. Some sent in cash donations, others bought school supplies and it was very heartwarming to get people show love and support to a kid they haven’t met.
My core values as a documentary photographer is about empathy and helping change the stereotypes about our people. In Rosemary’s case, I could achieve both.
I want to say thank you to everyone that supported this project, together we gave Rosemary a taste of a good life!
Together, we took away the wooden crutches and gave her a more comfortable walking aid. Together, we gave her family another reason to be hopeful. Together, we CAN do more! Together, we SHALL do more!
Makoko, Lagos, Nigeria. 2019.