The “Born-Free” Generation

visual essay In 1994, South Africa celebrated its first universal elections. The event marked the end of apartheid, the institutionalized system of racial segregation that characterized the country for almost 50 years. I was born in South Africa just one year prior to this historical event. As a consequence, I am a member of the […]

Children on the Border: Could Migration be the Problem, Not the Solution?

Can a border crisis originate in nurseries? More and more Americans are hiring women from Central America to raise their children. More often than not, the women are undocumented single mothers who, in hope of escaping poverty, left their own children behind with relatives. One day a Los Angeles journalist named Sonia Nazario was horrified […]

Haiti Photography Project: a quick seven day experiment

Technology for development projects (T4D) typically import expensive and unsustainable equipment when trying to improve a situation.  The one laptop per child project is an example of a typical T4D kind of initiative.  Although its laptops are, for the world of laptops, inexpensive, their cost is still prohibitive in the places where they are deployed. […]