Today children of the Gambia believe they could be a responsible citizen of tomorrow. They love their time in school and love to learn. If you talk with these children, regardless of urban or rural places, they will tell you, beside the happy school time all of them help their parents with the domestic work at home. Now-a-days, parents start to believe that sending their children to school not only benefits them but the community as a whole. However, with many single parent families in the Gambia and very high school fees, single mothers can rarely send more than one child to school.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 03
Award Score: 66 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Batukunku | The Gambia
Photographer: Aude-Emilie Dorion (Paris, France) Registered
Freelance photographer and writer Aude-Emilie Dorion was born in France in 1980. Sensitive to the effect of globalization on modern cultures and the inequity of the world’s economic development, tensions and transformations are at the heart of her creative work. Working in the live performance industry, photography from time to time became the best vector of communication. Aude-Emilie loves artistic photography but has always been attracted by social documentary and photojournalism. When the Art becomes more social and political it reaches one of its primary functions: raising public awareness, acting as a catalyst for political changes.