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It is difficult to write a book about so much that is wrong in the world—the stark truth may cause many readers to turn away, but if stories are sugar-coated, the truth ...
It is difficult to write a book about so much that is wrong in the world—the stark truth may cause many readers to turn away, but if stories are sugar-coated, the truth becomes distorted. There is a fine balance between suffering and solutions.
With more than 440 color photographs, Fragile portrays the challenges of life for some four billion people on our planet. Yet it is their perseverance and determination that allows for hope, but it is a hope that can only be realized from action.
Posted March 14, 2010
This is Howard Buffet's photo essay book about people around the world surviving on the edges of existence: refugees, poverty-stricken, homeless.
The photos are recent and riveting. It attempts to be a near comprehensive survey of human fragility all over the globe.
His style is matter-of-fact and he lets the situations speak largely for themselves.
Preface by Shakira (yes, that Shakira) is inspiring. Her roots are in third-world semi-poverty, and she is a leading global spokesperson on universal childhood education, and a leading philanthropist for that cause.