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Empty Bellies
Photograph by Gideon Mendel

Pupils at Jabula Primary School in the arid, impoverished Hwange District stretch out their hands for a serving of mahewu, a traditional drink of maize meal, soybeans, and sorghum that is high in vitamins and minerals. With drought and the upheaval generated by fast-track land reform, maize production in 2003 is expected to fall 70 percent short of the country's needs, turning what was once the breadbasket of southern Africa into a hungry nation.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 3
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100F
Lens: Canon 28-70mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Time of Day: 2:30 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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