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Rubén Salgado Escudero

Ruben-Salgado-Escudero02_UN-HabitatSolar Portraits
Spain   www.rubensalgado.com

This long term project addresses the important issue of a lack of access to electricity. In Myanmar, around 3,000 people are connected to any power grid; this is only 27% of the population. These portraits depict the lives of inhabitants in remote areas of Myanmar and Subsaharan Africa who, for the first time, have access to electricity through the power of solar energy. Each subject was asked how having electricity has affected their life. The portraits were set up within their environment, according to what they expressed.