Noe (left) plays with his yoyo next to Gulin (right) in the evening breeze on the hilltop above the orphanage in Uvira.
Noe was told at a young age that he was cursed by witchcraft since his legs were becoming deformed. He later was found to suffer from polio. He is unable to participate in several activities with the rest of the orphans, such as football or dancing routines. He has become incredible at games involving his hands and can get around on his wooden crutches in most commutes.
Shot on assignment with A1:8 at the Mango Tree school and CCC orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2014.