A young girl in South Sudan sits with a baby. The girl looks off to the side of the camera, with a sad look on her face. The baby stares into the camera, wearing a white dress.

About Kate Holt: Brave - The girls of the South Sudan

The girls of South Sudan have faced it all. Conflict, violence and hunger. And they are still just teenagers. The exhibition presents their stories, showcasing the bravery of these girls as they survive in the world's youngest country.

Since independence in July 2011, armed conflict, economic insecurity and chronic underdevelopment in South Sudan has led to one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises, with over four million people displaced and seven million without enough to eat.

The exhibition included photographs are by photojournalist Kate Holt, featuring teenage girls living in South Sudan who have been reached by Plan UK’s work in the country, which is supported by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)’s East Africa Drought appeal.

Kate Holt is an award-winning photojournalist and trainer with over 20 years of
experience. She has held photography workshops for UNICEF, CARE International and Save the Children.

Brave, Kate Holt