by Jeroen Jongeneelen
Special thanks to Rien Vianen and Hylke van Niel. During their training as physiotherapists they showed me the Maitland Cottage Home in Cape Town. Without them I would never have known about its existence and the children.
photographs & graphic design
ISBN 978-90-78343-06-6 ÂŠ 2011 Jeroen Jongeneelen For more information visit the website www.jeroenjongeneelen.nl
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Hospitalized shows a series of portraits of young childeren, age 0 to 14 years old, who find themselves lying in a hospital. Suffering from bonetuberculosis or hipdysplasia and often forgotten by their parents. All the portraits are from the Maitland Cottage Home, Cape Town, South Africa. By buying this book you directly support the Maitland Cottage Home and thus the children who need the care so much. 100% of the profit of each book sold goes to the foundation that supports the hospital. Thank you very much! Jeroen Jongeneelen
Like AIDS the incurable disease bonetuberculosis claims many victims in South Africa. It causes the bones in the back and legs to grow together. Children suffering from bonetuberculosis often canâ€™t walk or even sit. Without help, they only lead an existence of lying down. By orthopedic surgery it is possible to make physical corrections in order to improve their quality of life. Unfortunately the distortions are sometimes in such a way that only through amputations relief can be given. After that they have to learn to live with tools such as crutches or wheelchairs (if any are available) which allow them to maintain their mobility.
When visiting Cape Town, South Africa Jeroen Jongeneelen met two guys who did a traineeship physiotherapy at the Maitland Cottage Home. Encouraged by their enthusiasm he visited the hospital to entertain the childeren with his camera. In the end this resulted in a beautiful series of black and white portraits.
Hospitalized shows a serie of portraits of young childeren between the age of 0 and 14 years old that find them selfs lying in a hospital. O...