And now for more of the same…

Posted 20 Dec 2010 — by davidc_7IF
Category Conventional imagery

Ever wondered if the stereotypes of famine are a thing of the past? Ever thought that surely now, in 2010, no one takes images of fly blown children anymore? Then think about this image and its caption, from Boston.com’s Big Picture¬†review of the year’s photographs.

UPDATE 20/12/10:

Shortly after posting this, Charlie Beckett alerted me to this video example from Save the Children. It was published in July this year:

Food Security Risk Index 2010

Posted 23 Aug 2010 — by davidc_7IF
Category Context and Analysis

Last week The Guardian published a graphic showing the food security risk index. It demonstrates the chronic, global problems with food supply, and provides the context for all famine stories.