Widows of rebel soldiers by Giles Duley


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Widows of rebel soldiers, fearful of retribution from Angolan government soldiers, live in an almost biblical scene at an abandoned Catholic school. When I first tried to photograph them they would all disappear into the shadows, but by returning each day I gained their trust. By the time I made this picture we’d all become so familiar that my biggest problem was they kept taking turns to sneak up behind me and pinch my backside. Each time one of them succeeded the whole group erupted in laughter.

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