Western media coverage of African issues has always been somewhat questionable and the current outbreak of Ebola is no different. Andre Carrilho has perfectly captured what’s wrong with how the west talks about the virus with his newest illustration. The focus of the epidemic has shifted to the handful of western patients as the people struggling for survival in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are seen as indistinguishable statistic. Carrilho has used his talent as an illustrator to create this powerful image that puts it all into perspective.

 

Andre Carrilho

 

Photo Via: Andre Carrilho