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Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 People / Portrait

Blue Africa

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in People / Portrait
  • Photographer
    Tommaso Vecchi

Abushe, the Ethiopian miracle. Affected by Waardenburg syndrome, Abushe is a young boy from Jinka, whom I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time during my last trip in Ethiopia. Abushe is 12 years old and once in town, he asked me if I was pleased to meet his mother too. So he took me, first by tuk-tuk along the outskirts of Jinka, then with a long walk, to their home for introducing her to me (which has only one blue eye). The hope is that he can return to study and definitively leave the streets.