Information about Global Street Child

For years, Georgiana’s mother sent her out to beg. If she didn’t bring home enough money, her mother would tie her hands together with a rope and lock her in the toilet. One day Georgiana decided not to return home at all, and on that day she became a street child. Like Georgiana’s own story, the heartbreaking stories of millions of other street children around the world are rarely heard. For Global Street Child, photographer and writer Ton Hendriks made sensitive portraits and recorded the compelling stories of street children in ten different countries around the world. Street children are a consequence of the global inequalities that have increased with economic globalization. Industrialization and urbanization, along with family disruption, migration, and poverty, have led to this tragic worldwide phenomenon.

Project by Ton Hendriks, Amsterdam