MAN FROM IBIONO

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I took this photograph at Ibiono community, a village in Akwa Ibom State.

I was at Ibiono with the Sight and Hope Foundation, an NGO that helps restore sight and give hope to the poor.

They carry out eye tests and dispense lenses and drugs all for free.

I’ve come to see Men, Women and Children who have been become helpless due to eye problems which could be fixed.

“When you photograph a man in color, you photograph his clothes, but when you photograph him in monochrome, you photograph his soul”

Words and Picture by Obisimoto

Visit his online gallery on http://obisomto.shutterchance.com/

Seeing this picture what are your thoughts?

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9 comments

  1. It is actually a soul lifting experience viewing this image as it transports me to an unknown destination and leaves me breathless. Nice work.

  2. Soul stirring shot i must admit!
    The wrinkles and texture tell a deep story.

    talking about HOPE, this same feeling gave rise to my art exhibition @ Goethe Institut, Lagos in 2009 titled AGAINST ALL ODDS. This image reminds me of the frail but strong image of Mama Ekundayo and what she stood for as you can view here http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_yn9rSVPwCPs/SteQ3KHCWpI/AAAAAAAAAQo/xfD-Gvu6sYI/s1600-h/Tribute+to+Mama+Ekundayo+(1)+copy.jpg

    Please feel free to see the whole body of work and the idea behind the art show as you visit http://ibeananabart.blogspot.com/2009/10/against-all-odds.html

    Good work Obisimoto & 360Nobs team!

    CHeers.
    Ibe

  3. This is one of the most beautiful things i’ve seen in a long time! I keep closing the page and opening it up again just to look at it one more time, and each time its sends chills up my spine, and brings tears to my eyes.

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