Plate 30, 27x18
These places are bulging with despair - the people living beyond hope, beyond fairness, beyond understanding, beyond possibility, beyond justice. Every new day is delivered not in hope, but in hopeless despair. Each day is as the day before - the same - for nothing is allowed to improve. Nothing is allowed to develop or change for the better.
The hate and cruelty is not one race against another race, nor one group against another group. What this picture showed me so vividly that I almost cried was that humans can be horrible to each other within their own group, and it is not limited or guided by color or background. These were all Africans-the people living in the rubble and the people living in the two distant luxury towers. No slavery is as horrible as the kind we do not see. But the person that holds the whip and the person that is beaten both suffer - neither can truly escape.