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New York Times Photography Blog on Malaria: blood, sweat, and tears Exhibition

12 April 2010
London, 12 April: When he received the commission from Malaria Consortium to document the devastating impact of the disease, Nadel knew that he would need to deliver more than just a series of heart-rending portraits.

“If you have a bunch of great pictures but they don’t communicate the complexity and the important aspects of what you’re documenting, then what you have are powerful, emotional photographs, but they won’t offer you the possibility for education.”

“We are proud of this excellent portrayal of the fight against malaria. It is the people – the men, women and children - in these pictures that tell the story and show us what can be achieved. Countries are making progress and saving lives. This exhibition is a testament to their commitment and courage,” said Sunil Mehra, executive director of Malaria Consortium.

“Malaria: blood, sweat, and tears” recently won an award of excellence from Pictures of the Year International. The exhibition is sponsored by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership with the generous support of the European based health commodity producer Vestergaard Frandsen is on view at the United Nations Secretariat until April 26, 2010.

The New York Times Lens blog interview with Adam Nadel can be viewed here, where many of the images from the exhibition can also be accessed.

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