Photographer Mick Yates is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. These images are from his project ‘Sugar Daddy‘. To see Mick’s extensive gallery of projects and photographs click on any image.
Mother & Child Lilongwe, Malawi
Grandmother Nadzanale Village, Malawi
Who, Us? Nadzanale Village, Malawi
The “Sugar Daddy” Culture corrupts parts of Africa and can spread HIV/Aids.
The very first image, taken in 2002 in Malawi, is of a very young girl and an older man. Ostensibly, it is a smiling relationship. But it is one of dominance. The man grasps the girl’s hand and keeps her in place. Her look is uncertain, her body slightly twisted away. Read more at http://micksphotoblog.com/sugar-daddy
Whilst this is an old story, the basic truths of it still persist. There is a recent culture of “blesser” and “blessee” in some countries, where effectively the young woman is “blessed” by a (usually) older man – money for favours.