Head of the House

Photographer Annabel Werbrouck documents the lives and homes of young Ethiopians who lost their parents to AIDS, struggling to raise their brothers and sisters.

My photographs offer a look at the daily lives of Ethiopian families where the first-born child has become head of the family following the premature deaths of their parents. This is a growing phenomenon across Ethiopia, due above all to the AIDS epidemic.

Bahialu, 19

Addis, 18

Maskarem, 17

via La Lettre
more pics via Annabel Werbrouck – Familles Orphelines