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Letter of the week – 2 August 2014

Truly Despicable

I suffer from insomnia and your Leica anniversary issue (AP
19 July) hasn’t helped. Lying in bed in the wee small hours after reading it, I
couldn’t get Tom Stoddart’s image of the wealthy Sudanese man stealing maize
from the starving child out of my mind. I have some concerns as to the veracity
of the image, but if true, it was a truly despicable act to have witnessed and
will haunt me for weeks to come. A truly powerful image.
Bill Winward, Wiltshire

Sadly, Bill, it is true, but there’s a positive side to the
story. As a result of its publication in The Guardian, more than £100,000 was
donated to Médecins Sans Frontières. The image, and the story behind it,
featured as part of our Icons of Photography series, which you can now read on
our website –
Nigel Atherton, Editor