Blanche Carreras David
STILL . LIFE
Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than 92% of the population live in poverty and are surviving on less than £1.20 a day (The World Bank 2013). However, working together as a Cooperative, these environmental portraits show a group of strong, empowered Malagasy women who have overcome their troubled backgrounds and are successfully improving their lives through the income generated by their work. With the help of the NGO Yamuna, these women have learnt skills (farming, handicrafts and dressmaking), and with this a means of supporting themselves and their families. The continuing support of this NGO means that their children are also provided with an education.
Kat Abdullah • Cameron Allan • Jordan Anderson • Ida Blom • Lisa Boyd • Victoria Cagol • Blanche Carreras David • Carmen Haigh • Thomas Hofer • Louise Anne Kennedy • Mhairi Law • Catherine McCready • James Chris Parker • Olya Tyukova • Sam Wood •