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Barry Cotter, 16

Barry Cotter

Barry Cotter, 16, has joined the Irish soccer club Limerick FC’s sub-17 team.

“The boys are very welcoming”, Barry commented.


Totonel, 10


Alexander Nanau’s documentary Toto and his sisters (2014) is so touching that you can’t stop watching it. I think this screenshot, with young Totonel on the sofa next to someone shooting up, gives you a good idea of the misery. But there is also hope and happiness in the movie. Be sure not to miss it if it screens at a cinema in your area.


A Chinese basketball team anno 1919


Notice how modern the photo looks beyond the sepia; the haircuts, the clothes – those socks! – and the overall confident looks, so far from the usual nervousness around the camera back then. I guess what I’m trying to say is: They’re boys!