Bad News and Good News

I am back again in Malawi teaching a workshop in foreign journalism with my colleague and friend Øystein when we came across another strong and touching story. It’s about Christina (7) who has been born with HIV. We tell the whole story on our blog.


About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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14 Responses to Bad News and Good News

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful portrait.

  2. Fergiemoto says:

    Such a touching story.

  3. An arresting portrait Otto.

  4. These people are so brave. Great portrait!

  5. fgassette says:

    Beautiful portrait. You get a sense of hopefullness in their eyes.


  6. likeitiz says:

    The photo is beautiful, Otto. There are indeed many who are afflicted with AIDS. But more than providing the drugs to keep them alive and maybe aim for a cure (it’s possible now!), the causes need to be addressed more aggressively. Unfortunately, even with Agnes, it seems from your account, she’s not willing to face the socio-cultural issues that encourage this disease to continue to spread.

  7. Robin says:

    Beautiful image, Otto.

  8. Thank you for sharing Agnes and Christina’s story. Despite of their health conditions, their hope, their dreams, their faith and the will to live life to its fullest inspires us all. It breaks my heart though to see young children, so innocent and full of optimism having to face the threat of a dreaded illness that they were defenseless of. I hope and pray for their health as well as the continued support of the Internationl family to help them.

  9. A priceless image, Otto. I’ve been to the other blog. How tragic. All the best with the workshop.

  10. Carrie says:

    Your photo has truly capture the emotion of this little girls story.

  11. Bindu says:

    Beautiful shot. It’s amazing how they face it so cool. And dreams… it’s a blessing – to be able to dream!

  12. dearrosie says:

    My sincere complements on the brilliant photo. AIDS in Africa isn’t a happy picture. There are so many heartbreaking stories

  13. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Very worthwhile telling.

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