B&W Documentary Photography – Mogadishu, Somalia

A 4 year-old boy with burns covering 70% of his body awaits further treatment at the Banadir Hospital, located in the capital city of Mogadishu. Many children suffer from burn injuries as a result of cooking accidents involving heated cooking oil or scalding hot water.

This documentary photography essay was submitted to Edge of Humanity by photojournalist/humanitarian Antony Karen.

 

From project “Somalia” by Antony Karen.

 

Click on any image to see Antony’s gallery of projects.

 

A young refugee on the grounds of the Cathedral of Mogadishu. The Cathedral of Mogadishu is located in the Hamar Weyne district, which is the oldest town in Mogadishu. The cathedral was built in 1928 by Italian colonists and destroyed by Islamic fundamentalists in 2008.

A young refugee on the grounds of the Cathedral of Mogadishu. The Cathedral of Mogadishu is located in the Hamar Weyne district, which is the oldest town in Mogadishu. The cathedral was built in 1928 by Italian colonists and destroyed by Islamic fundamentalists in 2008.

Midday traffic. Mogadishu, Somalia

Midday traffic. Mogadishu, Somalia

Soldiers of Somalia’s TFG (Transitional Federal Government) outside the TFG base station in the Hodan District of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Soldiers of Somalia’s TFG (Transitional Federal Government) outside the TFG base station in the Hodan District of Mogadishu, Somalia.

A 15 year-old refugee continues treatment for malnutrition at the Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu just after giving birth.

A 15 year-old refugee continues treatment for malnutrition at the Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu just after giving birth.

A vendor and his young apprentice at the Fish Abbatoir Market in the Hamar Weyne district, Mogadishu, Somalia. The Hamar Weyne District is the oldest town in Mogadishu.

A vendor and his young apprentice at the Fish Abbatoir Market in the Hamar Weyne district, Mogadishu, Somalia. The Hamar Weyne District is the oldest town in Mogadishu.

A ten-year-old boy lies in a coma at the Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. The boy was shot in the head three months prior during a battle between TFG forces and Al-Shabab militants in the capital city of Mogadishu.

A ten-year-old boy lies in a coma at the Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. The boy was shot in the head three months prior during a battle between TFG forces and Al-Shabab militants in the capital city of Mogadishu.

 

Click on any image to see Antony’s gallery of projects.

 

Orphaned children attending a class at the Mama Asha Foundation Orphanage in the Hamar Weyne district, Mogadishu, Somalia.

Orphaned children attending a class at the Mama Asha Foundation Orphanage in the Hamar Weyne district, Mogadishu, Somalia.

Newly arrived refugees at the Badbaado IDP Camp awaiting registration. The Badaado Camp is located in the Dharkenly District and is the largest in Mogadishu

Newly arrived refugees at the Badbaado IDP Camp awaiting registration. The Badaado Camp is located in the Dharkenly District and is the largest in Mogadishu

Refugees are lined in preparation for a hot meal of beans and rice provided by the Turkish Red Crescent Society. Hamar Weyne district, Mogadishu, Somalia.

Refugees are lined in preparation for a hot meal of beans and rice provided by the Turkish Red Crescent Society. Hamar Weyne district, Mogadishu, Somalia.

After being shot in the head during a battle between Al-Shabaab militants and AMISON troops, 61 year-old Abdulkadir Dahir lies in a coma since he was brought to the Banadir Hospital three days ago. His daughter Yasmeen is by his side. Mogadishu, Somalia.

After being shot in the head during a battle between Al-Shabaab militants and AMISON troops, 61 year-old Abdulkadir Dahir lies in a coma since he was brought to the Banadir Hospital three days ago. His daughter Yasmeen is by his side. Mogadishu, Somalia.

- I came across this young boy in an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp in Mogadishu, Somalia while documenting another project. Due to my affiliation with Smile Train, I was able to help facilitate his corrective surgery with the help of the head surgeon at Medina Hospital in Mogadishu. This image was taken an hour before his surgery.

– I came across this young boy in an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp in Mogadishu, Somalia while documenting another project. Due to my affiliation with Smile Train, I was able to help facilitate his corrective surgery with the help of the head surgeon at Medina Hospital in Mogadishu. This image was taken an hour before his surgery.

A young patient with Tuberculosis. Banadir Hospital. Mogadishu, Somalia.

A young patient with Tuberculosis. Banadir Hospital. Mogadishu, Somalia.

 

See also:

Smile Train

Haitian Orphans


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