From Irina Hale's exhibition: "Inferni, paradisi e paradossi", Palazzo Tanzarella, Ostuni, Italy, 2008.
A Palestinian Mother and Child
Darfur, mother and child.
Ndoki, called a witch and outcast from the tribe.
Food, but not enough.
Boy soldiers in Africa
A girl soldier and her child.
Children weaving carpets in Rajasthan
Baby brides in Rajasthan.
Rock breakers at nine years old, Rajasthan.
Circumcision Festa, Istanbul.
Sugar cane cutter.
Family fleeing with their donkey and cart
Only twelve, she drinks the bitter draught which vanquishes fear and mercy.
All images and text © Irina Hale, 2009.