Fofana Mamadou (52) “It doesn’t hurt, but it’s not a beautiful sight. People laugh. I can cover my body, but not my face. My wife left me, because she could not live with a man like me.”
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.
Fofana Mamadou (52 ans). « Ça ne fait pas mal mais c’est laid. On se moque de moi. Je peux recouvrir mon corps mais pas mon visage. Ma femme m’a quitté car elle ne pouvait pas vivre avec un homme comme moi. »
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.