A Child’s View
A girl holds her infant son in Kirkissoye, a poor district in Niamey, the capital of Niger. She dropped out of school when she became pregnant. She was photographed by Moctar Adamou who is 13.
In Niger, UNICEF supported a photography workshop in Niamey, the capital, for 20 children. The participants came from all over the country – a boy and a girl from each of Niger’s eight regions plus four children from Niamey, two of whom were living on the streets. Guided by UNICEF photographer Giacomo Pirozzi, the photography workshop’s overarching theme was ‘vulnerable children’, with emphasis on those living and working on the streets, girls suffering the adverse effects of early marriage, and child labourers. The participants learned framing and composition, as well as basic camera functions, and selected their subjects to photograph from within the broader theme. Niger has the twelfth highest under-5 mortality rate in the world, as well as limited access to education, sanitation and health care.
© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0886/Moctar Adamou