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12.05.2009

 

MAUVAIS AIR by William Daniels - the documentation of Malaria in Third World Countries, here at GoSee

Mauvais Air is an impressive project by photographer William Daniels, about people and places that were and are affected by Malaria.

The French term Mauvais Air means bad air, and stems from the original meaning of the word Malaria, from the Italian "mal aria". This goes back to the Romans, who believed that bad air from the surrounding swaps caused the disease.

The pictures were realized over two years spent in Calcutta, Uganda, and on the border between Thailand and Burma.

Mauvais Air portrays people in their everyday struggle against the disease. It is usually the poor and weak that are ostracised in their fight against an atrocious fate. Their voices are hardly heard in our superficial times – their lonely and hopeless fight is often carried out in silence. And all this despite the fact that Malaria prevention and treatment could easily be provided. Political commitment and public interest is indispensable.

William Daniels’ work is focused on social (for example street urchins in the Philippines) and humanitarian affairs (such as the Tsunami victims in Sri Lanka and Indonesia). The pictures presented here have received several awards, including the ‘Espoirs Francois Chalais’ for young reporters, the World Press Photo third prize,  and an Honourable Mention as the UNICEF photo of the year. William is 32 years old and based in Paris.

Find out more here :
www.williamdaniels.net
www.mobilising4malaria.org
www.malariaconsortium.org 

MALARIA CONSORTIUM : William Daniel *Mauvais Air*

MALARIA CONSORTIUM : William Daniel *Mauvais Air*

MALARIA CONSORTIUM : William Daniel *Mauvais Air*

MALARIA CONSORTIUM : William Daniel *Mauvais Air*

MALARIA CONSORTIUM : William Daniel *Mauvais Air*

MALARIA CONSORTIUM : William Daniel *Mauvais Air*

MALARIA CONSORTIUM : William Daniel *Mauvais Air*

MALARIA CONSORTIUM : William Daniel *Mauvais Air*

MALARIA CONSORTIUM : William Daniel *Mauvais Air*

MALARIA CONSORTIUM : William Daniel *Mauvais Air*