Behind The Darkness

“I don’t want people to see me  as a differently able or disable person”, but I want them to see me as a normal people like other.” Says Shompa.

They are visually impaired, have lost their vision from childhood and don’t have any difference between light and darkness. But they have a dream, thirst for life and are trying hard to build their life with dream and hope.

Guardian exhibition: Insider, Outsider? Challenging perceptions of the developing world – audio slideshow

Dr Shahidul Alam, chairman and international ambassador of Majority World, talks about how his photo agency showcases the work of photographers from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, who share the same language and local knowledge as the people they are photographing, to provide insights into local cultures, development issues, environments and contemporary lifestyles

Guardian exhibition: Insider, Outsider? Challenging perceptions of the developing world – audio slideshow

Living with Dead

The City of Dead is a necropolis dating back to 600 A.D. at Al-Arafa, a neighborhood of Cairo. These cemeteries bear witness to the centuries of Cairo’s history. The rich Egyptians used to keep people as care taker for looking after the tomb of their parents or ancestors. Today many poor people of Egypt made this place their permanent living homes and are living with the dead people inside the tombs for years after years. The City of the Dead seems to its inhabitants ideal because it is already built, though some of the tombs are crumbling but there are others which are pristine and full of marble.