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Children of conflict

Children of conflict

Every young person, no matter where they live, should have access to a quality education and recreation, the creative behind the poignant One Day, I Will series says.

Vincent Tremeau, a photographer based in Senegal, west Africa, started the project started in 2014 in Carnot, Central African Republic, during a period of conflict.

The project was developed on the basis of children’s right “to have full opportunity for play and recreation”, and Tremeau asked his subjects to dress up in clothes, or with items, that depicted what they wanted to do in the future. Children dressed as journalists, nurses and diamond traders, among other occupations.

“It was a playful way for them to express their aspirations and dreams despite the multiple barriers that confront them in their day-to-day life,” Tremeau says. He has asked people around the world to participate in the project so they can play the game with young minds around them and ask them how they see themselves in the future, why and what they would do in order to build a better world tomorrow.

“I think that if we don’t pay much more attention to the current impact crises have on young people, they will grow up thinking it is a normal situation, and are more likely to reproduce in the future the same conflicts that are happening today.”

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