Child Soldiers (Liberia)
July 2003, The insouciance of a child soldier drunk, enrolled among combatants of President Charles Taylor during the battle for Monrovia, Libera. Child soldiers were often drugged prior to facing combat by commanders, they where given drugs such as cocaine and amphetamines to make them fight and then hashish, marijuana and alcohol to calm and numb them. © Noël Quidu
“I have always been fascinated by mysterious Africa, a continent haunted by misfortune. I want to believe that my images can ‘make a difference’. [...]” (Noël Quidu)
A photojournalist with the Gamma Presse photo agency since 1988, Noël Quidu has covered numerous conflicts, notably in Afghanistan, Lebanon, the Persian Gulf, and former-Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Chechnya and Liberia.
The exibition is part of the 2008-series “Child Soldiers”, curated by Wade Goddard for War Photo Limited.