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Behind the lens: Barbara Davidson in Africa

August 9, 2011 | 11:39 am


Barbara Davidson's photo on Thursday's front page of a Somali mother sitting with her severely malnourished 1-year-old son caught the eye of a number of readers.

"Best, most real and relevant action of L.A. Times this year," wrote George Thomas of Los Angeles. "PLEASE do more in-depth, real-importance content like this -- SIMPLE pictorial connections like this. What a picture!"

And Sable Crow tweeted, "Speaking of incredible images @latimes, this one stopped me in my tracks."

Davidson described how she wound up covering the famine in Africa, and how she encountered Hawa Barre Osman and her son in a refugee camp in Kenya, in a post on the Framework blog.

--Deirdre Edgar

Photo credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times