In poor countries, like Niger, the blind men and women have seeing-eye children as their guide. Day in day out the blind are led through the streets begging for food. A great responsibility rests on the shoulders of these young children, literally and figuratively. They are part of town life. Most of them are led by their own children or grandchildren. Unfortunately these children are unable to attend school, as they have to spend whole day guiding. Not to mention the lack of a carefree childhood. Beyond their control, they form a symbiotic couple with the elder blind. Their own person is being ignored in favour of the benefit of the blind.

Niger, 2011-2013
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The book ‘YOUNG’ is a triptych containing three chapters: ‘Sans toit, sans loi’, ‘Un devoir sans espoir’, and ‘L’économie du rien’.

Caroline Alida Blind 01Caroline Alida Blind 02Caroline Alida Blind 03

Caroline Alida Blind 04Caroline Alida Blind 05Caroline Alida Blind 06

Caroline Alida Blind 07Caroline Alida Blind 08Caroline Alida Blind 09

Caroline Alida Blind 10Caroline Alida Blind 11Caroline Alida Blind 12