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Orphans

Theo Anderson | Dominican Republic

Haitian child with father in a Batey which is a factory town where the sugar cane workers live. The Haitian workers were brought into the country to provide labor for the sugar cane industry.

Human beings, of Haitian descent, living in or born in the Dominican Republic, are denied health care, education, a birth certificate and the most basic of human rights and dignity. The children I photographed are primarily orphans. They often live with another child's mother in a one room house. Men are absent from the scene. Teenage girls are forced into prostitution which is legal in the Dominican Republic. Children, when ill, often recieve their medicine from veterinarians. In addition to a human rights issue, this is also a public health issue. All identities are held in confidentiality for fear of government reprisal.

 Theo Anderson

theo@theoanderson.com

text/voice 610-442-7223

www.theoanderson.com

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