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Snapshot: Khartoum

Snapshot: Khartoum

[Cell phone penetration is very high throughout Sudan though most people have numbers on all the major networks to cover dead areas and reduce their bills. Photo by David Degner.] [Cell phone penetration is very high throughout Sudan though most people have numbers on all the major networks to cover dead areas and reduce their bills. Photo by David Degner.]

While working on a story in Sudan I found myself using my iPhone much more than my professional camera for personal snapshots. Mainly because it is easy, discrete, and has a deep depth of field. These are Instagram snapshots of observations and daily life in the Sudanese capital over a week in early January 2014.

During this trip I was constantly reminded that Khartoum hasn't changed much. Even with the separation of South Sudan the capital looked almost exactly the same as six years ago. This contrasts dramatically with the revolutionary changes I have watched in the rest of the Middle East for the last three years.

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