AFRICA INSPIRES: This is Alvin

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Alvin is 8 years old and fills two 2 gallon containers at the freshwater supply.

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He carries it away from the water pipe….

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And up the little hill to his family home.

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He’s a serious little fellow and thinks it strange that I should find such a basic and prosaic task peculiar enough to photograph. 8 years old, 2 gallon containers, many times a day, no complaining – I think he’s a star.

And there’s a whole galaxy of Alvin’s.

Water from a tap, that you can ‘just drink’ – now that’s worth photographing….