Robin Hammond, 'Praying for a Miracle' 2017 Editions print


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World Press Photo Foundation Editions offers visual journalism fans a chance to own and display work from their favorite prize-winning photographers.

This photo by Robin Hammond from New Zealand shows Hellen Alfred (41), who lives with a mental health condition, in Juba, South Sudan. She says she fell ill after the birth of her sixth child.

Mental illness in South Sudan is often attributed to witchcraft. This means the mentally ill are frequently ostracized, and regarded as a danger to society. Many end up in prison. South Sudan’s animist and Christian cultures treat mental illness with traditional cures or prayers, practices that many professionals see as insufficient or as sheer profiteering. Juba has only a handful of qualified psychiatrists and psychologists, but international NGOs are working with the Sudanese authorities to improve conditions for the mentally ill.
  • 40 x 60 cm
  • Museum-grade archival paper*
  • Printed by Canon
  • Limited edition of 10
  • Each print comes with a numbered label signed by the photographer
  • Includes Editions certificate of authenticity
  • All proceeds shared equally to benefit the photographer and support the foundation's education programs

*Printed on Canon Inkjet ipf8400 with Océ IJM255 Satin 240 g/m2 paper.

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