Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

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

 - Mar 17, 2014
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.