1999 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd prize

Jodi Bieber

Agence Vu for Attitude Rugby

01 January, 1998

The Life Rugby School (École de Rugby, École de Vie) in Madagascar aims to keep children off the streets and prevent delinquency. Twice a week in the shanty settlements, children between the ages of eight and sixteen meet one of 43 trainers to learn the game. After the match they are given a meal of beans and rice, which might be their only food that day. The school was started in 1992, and has between 8,000 and 9,000 participants. Most of the children come from underprivileged backgrounds.

About the photographer

Jodi Bieber

Jodi Bieber is a photographer from South Africa whose work explores contemporary issues related to gender, politics and identity, often contradicting the mainstream media narrati...

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