Photo of the Day

Picture of a mother and her three children, who are South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, standing against the bedsheet that carried their belongings when they fled
June 21, 2022

Bedsheet Backdrop

When war broke out in South Sudan, hundreds of thousands of people fled for Uganda, carrying their belongings in bedsheets. Photographer Nora Lorek took portraits of families against the backdrop of their bedsheet, and a selection was published in the May 2018 issue.
Photograph by Nora Lorek, Nat Geo Image Collection

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