Social Documentary Photography – East Timor

This social documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Photojournalist Ted McDonnell .

 

From project “East Timor – Road To Recovery” by Ted McDonnell.

 

Timor Leste: Chook fighting is the national sport of Timor Leste. As questionable as the ‘sport’ is it religiously takes place around 5:00 PM every day in every town of the tiny nation.

Timor Leste: Chook fighting is the national sport of Timor Leste. As questionable as the 'sport' is it religiously takes place around 5:00 PM every day in every town of the tiny nation.

Timor Leste: Chook fighting is the national sport of Timor Leste. As questionable as the 'sport' is it religiously takes place around 5pm every day in every town of the tiny nation.

 

Timor Leste: Orphanages run by the Catholic Church are many in Timor Leste due to extreme poverty. The Orphanages provide shelter, food, clothing an education for many thousands of children.

Timor Leste: Orphanages run by the Catholic church are many in Timor Leste due to extreme poverty. The Orphanages provide shelter, food, clothing an education for many thousands of children.

Timor Leste: Orphanages run by the Catholic church are many in Timor Leste due to extreme poverty. The Orphanages provide shelter, food, clothing an education for many thousands of children.

Timor Leste: Orphanages run by the Catholic church are many in Timor Leste due to extreme poverty. The Orphanages provide shelter, food, clothing an education for many thousands of children.

 

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Timor Leste: A girl sits alone in a street in Culuhun, just outside the country's capital of Dili. Poverty and malnutrition plagues the country as does corruption.

Timor Leste: A girl sits alone in a street in Culuhun, just outside the country’s capital of Dili. Poverty and malnutrition plagues the country as does corruption.

Timor Leste: Kids cool off in a bay just outside the country's capital of Dili.

Timor Leste: Kids cool off in a bay just outside the country’s capital of Dili.

Timor Leste: A derelict house a living monument of the horrors of the 25 year Indonesian rule during which more than 300,000 Timorese people died.

Timor Leste: A derelict house a living monument of the horrors of the 25 year Indonesian rule during which more than 300,000 Timorese people died.

Timor Leste: A boy runs with a 'toy' gun towards a UN vehicle in Culuhun in 2014. This image won the International Loupe Award for Photojournalism in 2014.

Timor Leste: A boy runs with a ‘toy’ gun towards a UN vehicle in Culuhun in 2014. This image won the International Loupe Award for Photojournalism in 2014.

 

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Timor Leste: Poverty remains a major issue in Timor Leste for families with children suffering major malnutrition issues.

Timor Leste: Poverty remains a major issue in Timor Leste for families with children suffering major malnutrition issues.

Timor Leste: Young people catch a ride on a 'microlet' back to their villages from the country's capital of Dili.

Timor Leste: Young people catch a ride on a ‘microlet’ back to their villages from the country’s capital of Dili.

Timor Leste: Poverty remains a major issue in Timor Leste for families with children suffering major malnutrition issues. Here children as young as 4yo search a rubbish dump.

Timor Leste: Poverty remains a major issue in Timor Leste for families with children suffering major malnutrition issues. Here children as young as 4yo search a rubbish dump.

 

See also:

Video – “East Timor – Resources Curse or Cure”

By Ted McDonnell

 


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