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World Medical Aid – Photographs by Fabrizio Alessi

Photographs of Lumbi, Congo. Shot in June 2017 for World Medical Aid.

This is thanks to all of you who support the association.

       

‘They call us brothers, they open the door of their homes, give us what they have, most of the time they don’t own anything, then just a smile.’

        

Photos of Lumbi, Congo. Shot in June 2017 for World Medical Aid . WMA is an onlus (Non Profit Organization) that brings medical aid and care to this remote country. Their mission continued in Lumbi, a little village in Congo. In 10 days more than 300 people have received a visit to the eye clinic and more than 60 patients had operations for more cataract-related problems. WMA is an association of Doctors and nurses from Italy, who with pure enthusiasm carry their work completely at their own expense to be able to restore the sight of those who for a simple cataract problem became completely blind. My documentation work has also been self-financed, with the hope that this work helps to raise people’s trust in the donation, “we remain human” is my motto.

          

 

” then you come home and Africa comes back with you” And so it happened, recovering the photos, I had those moments again, people’s faces brought me back to term, where I documented the work of a well-established team of doctors, who with your help can bring medicine and treatment in a remote place of the Congo, where the population lives without light or water, where Janet a 5-Year-old girl with a congenital bilateral cataract has had her sight restored thanks to the Prof. Vincenzo Mittica. Janet and 60 other people were the most serious cases waiting for the return of doctors mundele (White doctors).

‘They call us brothers, they open the door of their homes, give us what they have, most of the time they don’t own anything, then just a smile.’

‘I saw my friend Claudio Bondi fix the generator, the autoclave, the antenna for the phone signal, and all that when he wasn’t in the operating room, where he spent his days together with the great Patrizio Meuzzi, nurses , the anaesthetist and friends. Meanwhile Federica in the next room visited at least 60 people a day, who needed glasses and care.’

 

This is thanks to all of you who support the association. Here are some images in bulk of my work in the Congo, music and songs are the gospel choir of the church of term. A hug to sister Clarisse Jolie Izeidi and sister Leonie Mahuna I don’t know what we would have done without you,  I like having two sister sisters! A big hug to all of you. Peace and Love. Fabrizio

        

 

 

Fabrizio Alessi was born in Italy, studied photography at the IED (istituto Europeo di Fotografia e Disegn) in Rome .

He works as freelance for various agencies around the world.

He is interested in cultures and traditions, and his curiosity leads him to look deeply into the lives of people that he meets on his travels. He searches behind the eyes of the people that he photographs on the street, teeming with a cast of characters that present to the viewer hints, traces of the story contained therein ,capturing all of this with an outcome that is raw, hungry, personal and yet common place.

Has exhibited in Rome, Paris, New York and Jakarta.  Currently lives and work  in Bali, Indonesia .

www.fabrizioalessi.com

http://www.worldmedicalaid.org

Craig Austin FRSA (@darkroom_craig) runs Vimpt and Alternative Darkroom from a small darkroom in the heart of the Cotswolds and is the print maker /darkroom nerd for PhonarNation. He has lectured and run workshops at both Coventry University and the University of Westminster.

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