Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Is she from Darfur?

A beautiful young Sudanese girl in Khartoum.
Photo by Tom Gething, Sudan 2004

She is from the south of Sudan and lives in a refugee camp in or near the city of Khartoum. There are millions of Sudanese just like her living a life of subsitence thousands of kilometers away from their homes which have been destroyed by more than 20 years of war and atrocities such as we can all now clearly see happening in the Darfur region.

Her beauty and dignity as so wonderfully depicted in this photo is a testament to her worth not only to her country but to the whole world. Knowing that the photographer wanted to take her picture, she rushed to dress in her very best for the experience. This photo makes her immortal.

As I promised, there are some real treats coming soon to the blog regarding Sudan and its people and culture. Just waiting for Tom Gething, a teacher and amateur photographer working in Khartoum, to get back to me in regards to his excellent photo portfolios on the country. This is just a sneak preview which I could not resist but to share with you today.

1 comment:

Talia said...

I randomly came upon your blog looking for photos from Sudan. I'm trying to piece together a calendar to raise money and awareness about the genocide in Sudan. I am wondering if your friend would be willing to donate some of his photos to this cause.
Come and see my blog
I have a few things written on Sudan in there, and am desperate for some help from other people to get my projects going.
I am hoping that you will be able to be one of those people.
Cheers, Talia