Así arde un AK-47

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Illegal fire arms are burnt in Nairobi, March 24, 2010 as part of a campaign by the Kenyan government to mop-up illicit small arms and light weapons that are at the centre of increasing violent crime in Kenya and Africa. In Africa and elsewhere, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is opaque, amorphous and dynamic and a global enterprise, put at some 1 billion US dollars, or 10-20% of the global trade, with illicit weapons across Africa coming from virtually every major arms producing country in the world, according to Arms sales and Arms management monitoring programmes in the US and South Africa. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA

Entre el montón de armas ilegales que se han quemado hoy en Kenia se reconoce la silueta del AK-47. Me han llamado mucho la atención estas fotos. Imágenes de gran belleza de la desaparición de estas herramientas de muerte. De cualquier manera estos dos montones me parecen pequeños… no alcanzo a imaginar la gran cantidad de armas ilegales que permanecen en las calles de Kenia y el resto de Africa.

Esta es una cobertura informativa ejemplo de corrección desde el punto de vista del trabajo de un fotoperiodista. Tenemos la foto institucional en la que aparece el político que preside el acto pero le tenemos con el verdadero protagonista que son las armas ilegales. Todo el suceso esta bien mostrado de principio a fin y en todos los tipos de plano, desde el detalle de la gota de gasolina hasta el plano abierto. Gran variedad de tamaños de planos y encuadres ayudan a que una historia esté bien contada. Tal vez solo le falta alguna foto vertical, aunque algunas de las fotos tienen corte.

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Kenyan government minister George Saitoti (R) inspects a cache of illegal fire arms in Nairobi, March 24, 2010 before it is set abalaze as part of a campaign by the Kenyan government to mop-up illicit small arms and light weapons that are at the centre of increasing violent crime in Kenya and Africa.In Africa and elsewhere, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is opaque, amorphous and dynamic and a global enterprise, put at some 1 billion US dollars, or 10-20% of the global trade, with illicit weapons across Africa coming from virtually every major arms producing country in the world, according to Arms sales and Arms management monitoring programmes in the US and South Africa. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA

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A cache of illegal fire arms drip fuel after they were doused in diesel in preparation to be burnt in Nairobi, March 24, 2010 as part of a campaign by the Kenyan government to mop-up illicit small arms and light weapons that are at the centre of increasing violent crime in Kenya and Africa. In Africa and elsewhere, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is opaque, amorphous and dynamic and a global enterprise, put at some 1 billion US dollars, or 10-20% of the global trade, with illicit weapons across Africa coming from virtually every major arms producing country in the world, according to arms sales and arms management monitoring programmes in the US and South Africa.   AFP PHOTO/ TONY KARUMBA
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A cache of illegal fire arms is kept under tight security in Nairobi, March 24, 2010 before it is set abalaze as part of a campaign by the Kenyan government to mop-up illicit small arms and light weapons that are at the centre of increasing violent crime in Kenya and Africa. In Africa and elsewhere, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is opaque, amorphous and dynamic and a global enterprise, put at some 1 billion US dollars, or 10-20% of the global trade, with illicit weapons across Africa coming from virtually every major arms producing country in the world, according to Arms sales and Arms management monitoring programmes in the US and South Africa. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA

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A bird flies off a cache of illegal fire arms stacked in preparation to be burnt in Nairobi, March 24, 2010 as part of a campaign by the Kenyan government to mop-up illicit small arms and light weapons that are at the centre of increasing violent crime in Kenya and Africa.In Africa and elsewhere, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is opaque, amorphous and dynamic and a global enterprise, put at some 1 billion USD, or 10-20% of the global trade, with illicit weapons across Africa coming from virtually every major arms producing country in the world, according to Arms sales and Arms management monitoring programmes in the US and South Africa. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA

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A soldier set fire to stacks of illegal fire arms in Nairobi on March 24, 2010 as part of a campaign by the Kenyan government to mop-up illicit small arms and light weapons that are at the centre of increasing violent crime in Kenya and Africa. In Africa and elsewhere, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is opaque, amorphous and dynamic and a global enterprise, put at some 1 billion US dollars, or 10-20% of the global trade, with illicit weapons across Africa coming from virtually every major arms producing country in the world, according to arms sales and arms management monitoring programmes in the US and South Africa.   AFP PHOTO/ TONY KARUMBA

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Illegal fire arms are burnt in Nairobi on March 24, 2010 as part of a campaign by the Kenyan government to mop-up illicit small arms and light weapons that are at the centre of increasing violent crime in Kenya and Africa. In Africa and elsewhere, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is opaque, amorphous and dynamic and a global enterprise, put at some 1 billion US dollars, or 10-20% of the global trade, with illicit weapons across Africa coming from virtually every major arms producing country in the world, according to arms sales and arms management monitoring programmes in the US and South Africa.   AFP PHOTO/ TONY KARUMBA 

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Illegal fire arms are burnt in Nairobi on March 24, 2010 as part of a campaign by the Kenyan government to mop-up illicit small arms and light weapons that are at the centre of increasing violent crime in Kenya and Africa. In Africa and elsewhere, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is opaque, amorphous and dynamic and a global enterprise, put at some 1 billion US dollars, or 10-20% of the global trade, with illicit weapons across Africa coming from virtually every major arms producing country in the world, according to arms sales and arms management monitoring programmes in the US and South Africa.   AFP PHOTO/ TONY KARUMBA
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Illegal fire arms are burnt in Nairobi on March 24, 2010 as part of a campaign by the Kenyan government to mop-up illicit small arms and light weapons that are at the centre of increasing violent crime in Kenya and Africa. In Africa and elsewhere, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is opaque, amorphous and dynamic and a global enterprise, put at some 1 billion US dollars, or 10-20% of the global trade, with illicit weapons across Africa coming from virtually every major arms producing country in the world, according to arms sales and arms management monitoring programmes in the US and South Africa.   AFP PHOTO/ TONY KARUMBA