My name is Benjamin Vanhuyse, I’m a documentary photographer interested in humanitarian issues and the recording of it by means of photography.
I aim for my work to build bridges between the people I’m photographing and the viewer I wish to show the images to. I’m available for assignments including stories, portraits, wedding, commercial.
Toliara Penitentiary, Madagascar.
An inmate serves food to his fellow prisoners who suffer from malnutrition, the prison feeds 244 of them. The nurse weights all prisoners once a month to identify new men eligible to receive the meals, which are given by NGO’s. Also 18 men suffer from severe malnutrition and receive high protein sachets to ease their food insufficiency.
Toliara penitentiary, Madagascar.
A young minor looks up towards the viewing tower. 10 of them are incarcerated, most of them small theft including wheelbarrows, rickshaws or chicken. They do get locked up for 8 months for such thefts.