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Children of Omo by Steve McCurry Captures Plight of the 'Cursed'

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: stevemccurry.wordpress & neatorama
The Children of Omo photo series is a touching photographic project that appears to capture the life of Ethiopian children. In reality, however, it sheds light on a terrible tradition that involves children who are considered mingi (cursed) by their tribe and either sent to die in the desert or ritualistically murdered. Those captured in the Children of Omo series have been rescued by the Omo Child charity.

Thanks to the efforts of Lale Lubuko and photographer John Rowe, founders of Omo Child, they are given a home and education. The Children of Omo photo series, which was shot by photographer Steve McCurry, brings people's attention to such a worthy cause. Known for his skill at capturing the heart of the matter in as poignant a way as possible, this series will surely help make a difference. Stats for Touching Ethiopian Photography Trending: This Year & Hot
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