Monday, 18 June 2012

#Algeria Tatoo me a dream : I want to live






I just came upon this on Twitter via @sissinettedk




Notice the photo caption :



FOR 19 YEAR-OLD AMINE TIGHRI TO FEEL THAT HE IS STILL ALIVE AND TO REMIND HIMSELF OF HIS BIGGEST DREAM, TO FLEE FROM ALGERIA, HE HAS TATOOED HIMSELF ON HIS STOMACH WITH NEEDLE AND MASCARA: I WANT TO LIVE – BUT WHERE AND WITH WHOM? PLAGUED BY 50 PERCENT OF UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG 18 TO 30 YEAR-OLDS, LACK OF OPPORTUNITY, CORRUPTION AND A GROWING POPULATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE, ALGERIA COULD BE NEXT IN ‘THE ARAB SPRING’.


(couldn't quite catch the name of the photographer...)

PHOTO : CHRISTIAN OLS

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