Under The Blue Skies of Agok
The series 'Under the Blue Skies of Agok' was taken in South Sudan, the newest country on earth. Internally displaced people and nomads in Agok deal with health care exclusion, endemic/epidemic, famine and armed conflict. 'Genocide' is a word being used more frequently to describe what is happening in the country. At nights, victims and patients sleeping in makeshift clinics dream under the synthetic blue skies of mosquito netting. The light creeps through, casting shadows and silhouettes which become hauntingly poetic.
These images are part of a larger series titled 'So.lil.o.quy' done in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières. Over a period of 18 months, Alec Von Bargen traveled to 23 missions in 10 countries to document and be inspired by the conflicts and the work MSF is doing to bring aid.