People of Mercy

08 October 2012

Barry El Boubacar (61)

 

Menschen, die auf dem Hospitalschiff Africa Mercy, in Conakry, Guinea, behandelt werden.

Conakry, Guinea

Barry El Boubacar (61)
“I’m an imam, but because of my cataracts I cannot carry out my vocation. An imam should go among his people, bringing harmony and solving conflicts. I wish I could see again.”

 

People receiving treatment on Africa Mercy, a hospital ship docked at Conakry, Guinea.

Barry El Boubacar (61)

 

Personas que reciben tratamiento a bordo del Africa Mercy, un buque hospital atracado en Conakry, Guinea.

Barry El Boubacar (61)

 

Personnes soignées à bord du navire-hôpital l’Africa Mercy, amarré à Conakry, en Guinée.

Barry El Boubacar (61)

 

Persone curate a bordo dell’Africa Mercy, una nave ospedale ormeggiata a Conakry, Guinea.

Barry El Boubacar (61)

 

Mensen die behandeld worden op het ziekenhuisschip Africa Mercy, dat ligt aangemeerd in Conakry, Guinee.

Barry El Boubacar (61)

 

Pessoas que recebem tratamento no Africa Mercy, um navio- hospital atracado em Conacri, Guiné.

Location

Conakry, Guinea

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1/350 sec
ISO: 400
F-Stop: 4
Focal Length: 80 mm
Camera: Hasselblad H4D-40

Stephan Vanfleteren
Nationality:
Belgium
About:
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.
Commissioner:
Panos for Mercy Ships / De Standaard

Photographer multimedia