Mohamed Diabatis (61) “Two years ago I lost my right eye, and have only 50 percent vision in my left. I am a positive man, but how can I work if I go completely blind? I fight to survive.”
People receiving treatment on Africa Mercy, a hospital ship docked at Conakry, Guinea.
Personnes soignées à bord du navire-hôpital l’Africa Mercy, amarré à Conakry, en Guinée.
Mohamed Diabatis (61 ans). « Il y a deux ans, j’ai perdu mon œil droit. Le gauche ne voit plus qu’à moitié. Je positive mais comment pourrai-je travailler si je deviens aveugle ? Je lutte pour survivre. »
Shutter speed: 1/350 sec
Focal Length: 80 mm
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Stephan Vanfleteren lives and works in his native Belgium. After his photography studies he started to work as a freelancer in 1993.
His black-and-white documentary photography covers the disappearance of small, anarchic worlds and the phenomena of everyday life in Belgium, as well as events from conflict zones and portrayals of everyday life around the world.
After working for the daily edition of De Morgen newspaper in the past, Vanfleteren now contributes to its weekend supplements.