Bosembele, Ombella-M'Poko prefecture, Central African Republic
Home-made light on a table in Alida's house. The light was made by her father and is powered by batteries which she rarely has enough money to buy. There is no solar powered lighting in the village. The empty packet is a Plumpy Sup supplementary food sachet provided by Concern (UK NGO) for her 14 month old child who was severely malnourished. In each home he visited Chris asked the owners to select items of food and other possessions which were important to them, to create the centre piece for a still life. Each tableau tells their owner's story. Chris de Bode was continually struck by how few possessions there were in each home. This is one of a series of still lifes telling the story of this post-conflict region in CAR.