1967 Photo Contest, News Feature, Honorable mention

Gérard Klijn

01 January, 1967

A hungry child of 1,5 years old in Bihar, India.

Gérard Klijn made this photograph on an assignment for Novib, a Dutch organisation for international development assistance. He was sent to India to document the famine, which had hit the State of Bihar after a severe drought in 1966. His photos were meant to be used in a fundraising campaign, and Klijn was asked to make pictures that would generate a maximum of response. He met this boy on a car drive through Bihar, while he was roaming the barren fields.

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Gérard Klijn

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