A starving boy and a missionary in Uganda, 1980 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


A starving boy and a missionary in Uganda, 1980

In 1980 Mike Wells took this powerful photograph of a Catholic missionary holding the hand of a starving Ugandan boy. In so many ways it almost looks like the hand is not human. It’s almost the hand of a space alien, a different species, or anything but the hand of a human being. Unfortunately it can’t be ‘willed’ into being something else, it is the hand of a human being. A starving human being.

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