Artist Showcases the Haves and Have-Nots in Split and Contrasting Images

Ugur Gallenkus is a digital artist based in Istanbul. He is aware of the deep divide between privileged children living in a wealthy neighborhood and the poverty-stricken ones living in the most dreadful places on the planet. He then creates side-by-side digital images that highlight the stark contrast between the two classes.

He further explains his purpose: “By contrasting images of different realities, I aim to show a range of intensely relevant issues affecting today’s children: from war to poverty, hunger, child trafficking, child labor, child soldiers, immigration, healthcare, and education.”

The powerful images are from his photo-book “Parallel Universes of Children,” which is out right now. It uses as a foundation the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children, whose aim is to portray the children’s rights, irrespective of geography or circumstances.

It is his call to action for people out there to act now!

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