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LOST FUTURES by Stan Grossfeld


Our Forgotten Children

by Stan Grossfeld

Pub Date: May 30th, 1997
ISBN: 0-89381-694-9

 Grossfeld, a Pulitzer Prizewinning photographer for the Boston Globe, has traveled to various continents to document the appalling conditions many of the world's children endure, and his angry, precise, haunting images bring home the reality of some staggering statistics: Twelve million children go to bed hungry every night in the US; more than four million children under the age of five die in India every year; some 200 million children under the age of 15 labor full time, for little or no pay; there are some 800,000 child prostitutes in Thailand alone. These black- and-white photographs portray child prostitutes waiting for clients; an Indian child being bathed in water drawn from a sewer (the only source available); a terribly frail Romanian five-year- old dying of AIDS; the bodies of Lebanese youngsters, killed during a rocket attack; children in the last stages of starvation in Ethiopia. These are painful, infuriating, and unforgettable images.