"Because it’s a cycle. African governments know that drought is coming and they don’t prepare. Foreign charities working there talk about long-term plans to help people become self-sufficient but they’ve been failing to achieve them for 20 years. It’s as much about politics and war and poor economic policies as it is about no rain. I’m no expert but I know that much."
I couldn't agree with him more. The only points where I diverge (maybe) from the author is in his supposition at the end of the article that in taking pictures of people starving, he is stealing their dignity. I think this depends entirely on one's motivation and on the permission of the person being photographed. But obviously, there is a lot of room for debate and discussion on this subject.
Me and the Man With an IPAD by Barry Malone.
I never know how to behave when I go to write about hungry people.