Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Remote Kewar, India

P1015965, originally uploaded by electricfrog.

Photo by Greg Searle, London - UK.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Simple Joy of the Poor Children

My friend, Poca, asked me to take some photos of his aging mother before she died, so he could have something to remember her by. As usual, I ended up taking some shots of the previous old man and his nephew (in the middle) and his friends happy to smile for the camera.
They don´t have much but they have their joy and sometimes I think that´s enough.
I´d rather spend my time with little children and old men, it seems. I´ve never felt my age and I seek the wisdom of the elders while trying to keep a child´s innocent view of the world...
Photo by João Paglione, Echaporã - BRAZIL.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Straight up

straight up, originally uploaded by phitar.

Dey is back home, and she found the little Nepalese girls UNICEF will feature on the covers of its catalogs next year.

Photo by Philippe Tarbouriech, Geneva - SWITZERLAND.

Sunday, November 27, 2005


silence, originally uploaded by senzor.

Photo by Jean S., - The Netherlands.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Girl from Peru

, originally uploaded by jto_.

Photo by James, New York - USA.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Leala, Kerala India

Leala, Kerala India, originally uploaded by Jennifer Esperanza.

I met this sweet child at my teacher Amma's Ashram last year in Kerala India.

Photo by Jennifer Esperanza ©
, Santa Fe, New Mexico - USA.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Cambodian bicycle air-conditioning

During our monitoring field visit to Prey Ka Bas District: Takeo Province, Cambodia.

Photo by Michaela Hackner, Phnom Penh - CAMBODIA.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Speaking the language of their forefathers

Looking at Brazil “on the surface” one wouldn’t really believe that the greater portion of this country’s beautiful population have the tips of their roots grounded in the African continent, the majority being descendents of a long and tragic history of the Afro-Brazilian slave trade. This only becomes prevailingly visible in the underprivileged communities, where the desire and feeling for rhythm, music and dance seems a very natural way of life for most inhabitants. For us who work with children from such communities it’s tremendously satisfying to feel how strong and prevalent the African culture still is in the people, even though sadly, most are unconscious to the fact.

It’s almost as though the hands of their ancestors were directing the drums, as if saying: Never to forget your heritage!

Photo by Gregory J. Smith (CARF), São Paulo - BRAZIL.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Celebrating Bandra Life; My fishing buddy Kishore

Kishore, my guide for the evening, explains tide fishing to me well - swishing his fishing net into the air he tells me; “we first set up a perimeter of rocks to form small lagoons of water when the tide is low”. Pulling the net back his forehead cringes as he seems to come out empty but he throws the net back in again for the second time and looks at me and continues; “we then swim in here when the tide is high and set up the nets”. His facial expressions change this time to a smile as he pulls back his net this time laden with a fruitful catch of silver dangling fish with pearl like eyes.
See! He tells me, as he shows me his catch gleefully; “when the tide is low again this is the result - fish and a lot of them!”.

Kishore is one Bandra’s invisible residents, this 13-year old boy is an economic migrant from Gujurat, who came to Bombay a few years ago in search for a better future. He and his family of 6 live in a shack by the sea near Khar Danda. You might often see him outside the pan wallah near the snazzy café Crêpe Station cajoling passersby into buying him a ‘dairy milk’ [a Cadbury chocolate], but today he is a fisher boy.


Photo by Akshay Mahajan, Mumbai - INDIA.

Monday, November 21, 2005

My bunny

my bunny, originally uploaded by dockmaster.

Photo by Jamie Goodridge, Brooklyn - USA.

Sunday, November 20, 2005


Amélie 2, originally uploaded by quebon2.

Photo by Daniel, Ottawa, CANADA.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

s a h a r a. . .II

s a h a r a. . .II, originally uploaded by dR. . ..

Photo by dR...

Friday, November 18, 2005

Lebah temple

Lebah temple, originally uploaded by entrelec.

Here are Rejang Dancers, the only ones authorized to dance inside of the consacred perimeter of the temple.

They have not yet menstruated.
You cannot go in a temple if you are wounded or bleeding.

Photo by Joel Dousset, Nantes - FRANCE.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Boy, urchin, rogue...

Boy, urchin, rogue..., originally uploaded by carf.

“Look at me here. I am thirteen years old. I don’t have a father. I don’t have a homelike house, I am hungry, I don’t know a mother’s love, I sleep on the streets, under the bridge, in cellars and gardens, I get cold, I tried to sell newspapers and nobody bought them; I tried cleaning car windscreens and they told me to piss off; I tried selling knickknacks and almost nobody bought them.
So that you take notice of my existence, I am knocking you over, assaulting you and taking from you the only thing in life that you believe is important: your money. Who knows, maybe then you will remember that half a million children like me don’t have a decent house to sleep a decent child’s sleep...”

- From the text “Menino, Moleque, Malandro” in José Fernandes de Oliveira’s book “A Geração Insatisfeita”, published by Edições Paulinas in 1991.

See the following slide shows:

Abandoned in Brazil

The Streets are my Home

Roney & Claudiney, two street kids.

Home, Street Home

Photo by Gregory J. Smith - CARF, São Paulo - BRAZIL.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Hmong child hawker, Sapa, Vietnam

Photo by J.C.Smith, Hanoi - VIETNAM.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Masaai Child

Masaai Child, originally uploaded by Ypsoon.

Shot in a village near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania) in 2004.

Photo by Daniel Tückmantel, Geneva - SWITZERLAND.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Street Boy Smile

street boy smile, originally uploaded by awfulsara.

Sometimes I think that the impression one would get of Burma from my photos is that everyone is immensely happy. Of course that is not the case, but they were an incredibly open, friendly, and for the most part joyous people. That or they were just laughing at me alot... ;)

Photo by Sara Heinrichs, San Luis Obispo, California – USA.

See also: saraHEINRICHS p h o t o g r a p h y

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Irresistable Smile

irresistable smile, originally uploaded by jto_.

Photo by James, New York - USA.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

After School Hours (Matthew's Portrait)

Photo by Richard Manuel, Calgary - CANADA.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Girl with Drawing of a Heart

FACT #2 (Fine Art for Children & Teens)photo Jennifer Esperanza ©

Photo by Jennifer Esperanza, Santa Fe - USA.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Buddhism in Burma

SANY1713, originally uploaded by MurrayJ3.

Young boys study the lessons of Buddha in this old wooden monastery. The voices of the chanting boys echoed throughout the room.

I was invited in to look around after taking photos outside the building.

Photo by Murray Johnson.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Os donos dos pezinhos

, originally uploaded by Paula Marina.

Above: The owners of the feet below.

Below: The feet of the little fellows above.

Photos by
Paula Marina Castro, São Paulo - BRAZIL.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Play, children play!

, originally uploaded by Sanzen.

These kids live near the railway platform.....
the platform is their playground...

run kid

Photos by Sanzen, New Delhi - INDIA.

Monday, November 07, 2005


Girls, originally uploaded by bigbird Hang.

Little girls wearing folkdance clothes. Taipei - 2002.

Photo by Hang Dah-perng, Taipei - TAIWAN.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Contrasted faces

Contrasted faces, originally uploaded by entrelec.

Nangahale, est Florès.

Some children have never seen any foreigners.

The first girl just stopped from crying after seeing me, her sister found this really funny.

Photo by Joel Dousset, Nantes - FRANCE.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Little Beggar's Smile

The Little Beggar's Smile, originally uploaded by Lin Zhizhao.

He asked me to take this shot when he saw my camera. I shot it long time ago but some "old men" in photography think that it is a wasted pic because it's dirty and unbeautiful. But I don't think so. I like his sunny smile. I hope every kid will got education and not be a beggar.

Photo by Lin Zhizhao, Guangzhou - CHINA.

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Friday, November 04, 2005

Monks With Guns!

Monks With Guns!, originally uploaded by tarotastic.

Photo by Taro Taylor, London - UK.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

b l o k e s. . .VIII

b l o k e s. . .VIII, originally uploaded by dR. . ..

Photo by dR...

Go check out more images by dR...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


, originally uploaded by ccarriconde.

Photo by Cristina Carriconde, Rio de Janeiro - BRAZIL.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Chennai girl

chennai girl, originally uploaded by phitar.

By the beach...

Photo by Philippe Tarbouriech, Geneva - SWITZERLAND.