2013 Photo Contest, Staged Portraits, Stories, 1st prize

People of Mercy

Photographer

Stephan Vanfleteren

Panos for Mercy Ships / De Standaard

17 October, 2012

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

About

Stephan Vanfleteren

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 ...

Background story

Conakry, Guinea

Mafoulé Fofana (12)
“At birth, my feet were already reversed, and my hands were missing some fingers. I’m afraid doctors can’t help with my hands, but I hope they will find a way of setting my feet right. I want to know how it is to walk straight.”

 

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

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/250 sec
Focal length
80 mm
F-Stop
4
ISO
400
Camera
Hasselblad H4D-40

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