The Day We Visited Two Prisons

Øystein and I continue our sad story from Maula prison in Lilongwe, Malawi. As we wrote last week, after a visit ten years ago, our story about the prison resulted in a real change in the way Malawian authorities treat their criminal youth. Instead of being incarcerated with grownups they are now confined to a special prison for adolescence. The big question is still if their conditions have improved at all.

For the whole story and pictures have a look at Øystein & Otto’s blog.

Advertisements

About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
This entry was posted in Personal Work, Photography, Photojournalism, Work In Progress and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to The Day We Visited Two Prisons

  1. A VERY powerful image Otto to accompany a very disturbing story.

  2. All I can say is the image is powerful. The look in the eyes says it all…. Otto,,, YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!!!!!

  3. That is a sad story. The young deserves a second chance. To be guided into a better life and not be condemned forever.

  4. A strong and haunting image that makes you really think abut what is happening behind the door the guards are protecting. This image is made more prevalent when reading you full post. Thank you for being you Otto and for your fight for change

  5. Paula says:

    This is a great shot! The gaze, the colours, blood-shot eyes…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s