Talibés modern day slaves

Title: Talibés modern day slaves
Photographer(s): Mario Cruz
Designer(s): Bonnie Briant
Writer(s): Laurent Siebert, Fatou Diouf
Publisher: FotoEvidence Press
New York, 2016
Pages: 148
ISBN: 978-0-9963912-4-5
Dimensions: 31x23 cm
Edition: -
Country: Senegal

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  1. http://fotoevidence.com/book/28/hard-copy

  2. From the publishers website:

    Mario Cruz gained rare access to the dark side of many Koranic schools in Senegal, known as daaras, and captured disturbing but stunning photographs of the lives of young boys subjected to slave-like conditions. The book Talibes Modern Day Slaves documents an alarming social condition for at least 50,000 young boys in Senegal aged between five and 15.

    The book, Talibes Modern Day Slaves, contains 70 black and white photographs, an introduction from Lauren Siebert from Human Rights Watch and an essay by Fatou Diouf of We Are One Sn. The texts are in English, Arabic, Portugeese and French. It will provide local and international NGOs working on the issue enduring testimony and concrete evidence about the systematic exploitation of children in some daaras in Senegal and hopefully trigers a social change.

    The work was recently awarded with the World Press Photo for Contemporary Issues and it was a finalist for the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award.


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