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This picture is a drawing. This must be an extract of a public awareness campaign, maybe in a social magazine. We don't know the author, not even when or where the drawing was made. Seeing the hairof the characters we can guess that there is in China. But it's a caricaturist way to see Chinese people. To my mind the picture is about the working conditions of the children in China. This drawingwas made to strike people. It's something thought-provoking. And unfortunately this drawing is about a topical subject in Asian countries even today in 2010.

We can see in the background a posterwhich is a commercial for Nike®. On the poster there is a man, an athlete who seems to be running, and on the right side he says in a speech bubble « just do it » Nike's slogan. There is also Nike'slogo.
Then, in the foreground we can see three pupils assembling Nike's shoes with their own hands, without machine. We can see boxes in the bottom left-hand, full of shoes and the children have to putup the peaces together. The one in the middle of the picture, the first pupil if we start in the background, is en train de coudre, The next one is sticking the top of a shoe with the semelle. And wecan't see exactly what the last one is doing but she is holding a shoe in her hands too, like the others. And in the distance, on the right, there are some others blurred shapes, who we can guess,are children too. The mains characters of the picture are working whereas they are young and moreover their mouths are shut up with some scotch on which is drawing Nike's logo.
This document is ablack and white drawing. It's a caricature because people's faces are the same for all the characters. And the features of the drawing are not precise. Then we can say that the drawer is highlightingsocial aberrations and he is right to stress on it because it's a real issue. This picture make us think that children are unhappy, even gloomy. They are everything but not cheerful and delighted. The...