People of Mercy

16 October 2012

Ansman Danshuku (29)
“Vor Jahren haben sie aus meinem Gesicht einen tennisballgroßen Tumor entfernt. Und jetzt ist da ein Loch. Ich bin Lehrer. Es ist schwer, mit so einem Gesicht vor der Klasse zu stehen.”

 

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

Conakry, Guinea

Ansman Danshuku (29)
“Years ago they cut away a tumor as big as a tennis ball from my face, and now there is a hole. I am a teacher. It is hard to stand in the classroom with a face like this.”

 

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

Ansman Danshuku (29):
«Hace unos años me operaron en la cara un tumor tan grande como una pelota de tenis, y ahora tengo un agujero. Soy maestro. Es difícil estar frente a mis alumnos con la cara que tengo».

 

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

Ansman Danshuku (29 ans)
« Il y a quelques années, on m’a enlevé du visage une tumeur grosse comme une balle de tennis et depuis, j’ai un trou. Je suis instituteur. Il est difficile de faire cours avec un visage comme le mien. »

 

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

Ansman Danshuku (29 anni)
“Anni fa mi hanno asportato dal viso un tumore grosso come una palla da tennis e ora c’è un buco. Sono un insegnante. È dura stare davanti alla classe con una faccia così”.

 

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

Ansman Danshuku (29)
“Jaren geleden sneden ze een tumor zo groot als een tennisbal uit mijn gezicht, en nu zit er een gat. Ik ben leraar. Het is zwaar voor de klas te moeten staan met zo’n gezicht.”

 

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

Ansman Danshuku (29 anos)
«Há uns anos, tiraram-me do rosto um tumor do tamanho de uma bola de ténis e agora ficou um buraco. Sou professor. É difícil estar na sala de aula com um cara assim.»

 

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

Location

Conakry, Guinea

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1/180 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

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