Thursday, February 22, 2007

looking for a poster

i have recently been preoccupied in the search for a poster. i want it to be a poster about Africa, about African people, about African children. Something to make people think of Africa and her people for one brief moment... but something that will make them happy and feel the beauty and warmth of Africa. there is so much negativity in the media about Africa generally.

i have found this one but i am still looking

South Africa, 1981 by Chris Steele-Perkins
South Africa, 1981

4 Comments:

Blogger leila said...

have you seen ryan lash's photography? he's been to different parts of africa loads of times, and his photography is professional.

they're not posters, though.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/departurelounge/sets/615278/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/departurelounge/sets/71138/

love from leila

5:01 AM, February 23, 2007  
Blogger child_of_africa said...

thanks Leila! these are wonderful! i am going to ask for permission to print some out.

11:20 AM, February 24, 2007  
Blogger Marco said...

Happy Ayyam-i-Há!

5:23 PM, February 27, 2007  
Anonymous Ann McLaughlin said...

I applaud your search for photos that present Africa's strength & hope. I think that the photos reflect a perspective.

Very few people know the good news about Africa: "With a decade of sustained economic growth, increasing demand for African minerals and oil, and a falling number of conflicts, the trend lines for some countries in sub-Saharan Africa are finally starting to look pretty good.
A new World Bank report, issued last week, has gone as far as to say that 2005 may be the year when Africa "turned the corner" from poverty and debt to prosperity and wealth. In a continent that was once almost entirely dependent on foreign aid, there are now 16 countries that have achieved annual growth rates in excess of 4.5 percent for more than a decade.

The number of conflicts in Africa has dropped to just five in 2005, from a peak of 16 in 2002."
from CS Monitor 1.7.2007

I am excited about Africa: through my work at NGOabroad, I work with brilliant, energetic, dedicated grassroots leaders. I think that the hope for Africa, actually for the world at large, lies in these citizen iniatives.

9:24 PM, April 16, 2007  

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