Child-Help & KASK
25.10.19 - 28.03.20

In collaboration with KASK Child-Help presents a compelling image of hydrocephalus, a silent killer as big as malaria.

The great majority of children with hydrocephaly is born in developing countries where there is hardly any access to life saving surgery.

The exhibition Underexposed brings together about 80 photographs made between 2012 and 2018 in six countries by seven photography students of the Academy of Arts in Ghent (KASK). In Poland, Bolivia, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenia and Vietnam the young photographers carefully documented the lives of spina bifida and hydrocephaly patients and their caretakers. In the photos we see dedicated doctors and physiotherapists, loving parents and patients who - despite their disability - lead an independent life. There are moments of doubt and restrained embarassment, poverty is sometimes lurking around the corner, but nonetheless these photos radiate hope.


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