|Photo: Gabriele Galimberti|
Both of these essays have to do with personal possessions, and for the record, I like both of them, in fact, the color essay is more uniformly well photographed (it should be, the photographer exercised greater control towards that end) than the B&W (where the photographer allowed more flexibility of presentation). That said, there's no question which has the greater impact, which I will remember over the years, which has shown me more about a certain group of people, about life and humanity, anywhere...
|The most important thing Ahmed was able to bring with him is Kako, his
pet monkey. Kako and Ahmed made the five-day journey from Taga to the
South Sudanese border together in the back of a truck. Ahmed says he
can’t imagine life without Kako, and that the most difficult thing about
leaving Blue Nile was having to leave his family’s donkey behind. Photo: Brian Sokol|