Guardians at the Fires

CCAC #: 0412
Artwork title: Guardians at the Fires
Artist(s): Gideon Mendel
Year made: 2005
Artwork type: Photography
Medium: Digital Photographic print, mounted between metal and glass
Dimensions (mm): 450 x 1180
Artwork series: A8 - ActionAid
Source: Donated by the artist
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On public display

Taken for an advocacy project ahead of the 2005 G8 Summit in Scotland, to highlight aspects of Africa’s socio-economic challenges, the photo shows women cooking outside the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. They stayed at the under-staffed hospital to take care of their relatives, many who suffered from AIDS-related diseases.

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