Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Little Hannah

Little Hannah, originally uploaded by The Treezy.

Photo by Ed Trillo, USA.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Newborn, originally uploaded by blaine davis.

A mother with her daughter and newborn son in Samecouta. This is just before his naming ceremony.

Photo by Blaine Davis, Brooklyn – USA.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Buhay Basura

buhay_basura3, originally uploaded by Edwin_Martinez.

Life in Trash
A place forsaken by men but not by God, a place of waste but also of profit. A place where most would think hope has abandoned....most but not all. Few find this place a paradise to feed their families.

This is from my series of the children whose life evolves in one's trash.

Photo by Edwin Martinez, PHILIPPINES.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Somewhere else

somewhere else, originally uploaded by another story.

Countless on the streets of Senegal, boys, some as young as 4 years old, wander barefoot with plastic cups in their hands, dirty, clothes half missing or torn, begging for change in the darkest of places. They scurry alone across busy streets, small enough to be unseen below a driver’s dashboard, onto the next pitying glance and dismissive gesture.

They are orphans by either natural cause or by intentional circumstance, given by their parents to men who falsely call themselves “imams”, who promise parents money, schooling and safe boarding, but who put these children out to the streets to beg, only to take their earnings at the end of the day, or at times beat them for not earning a quota.

They are truly “the least of these”, and i never saw a smile from any of them.

There was tremendous noise and chaos all around this boy when i took his picture. cars and motorcycles honking, engines gunning, street musicians playing, people yelling, pouring out of stores into busy streets as the siesta time began. He sat totally still, right in the thick of things but completely apart from it, empty bucket at his side, looking for all the world like he was fully somewhere else in his mind’s eye.

I have been asked several times, with a just glint of misgiving and disapproval, how i felt “comfortable” taking photographs of children like this. My answer is the same: I was not comfortable with anything about this situation, but the greatest exploitation of these children is a world of educated people ignorant of their plight, unaware of their existence. that’s why I took this picture. some may disagree, but I will make no apology for it.

Photo by Dana, Pacific Northwest - USA.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Pippi Langstrumpf auf nepalesisch

Nepalese Pippi Langstrømpe - Nepal 1988.

Photo by Franz U, GERMANY.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Todo es menos

todo es menos, originally uploaded by verboomz.

Photo by Jordi Cañas, SPAIN.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

AFRICA - Surma Children

AFRICA - Surma Children, originally uploaded by BoazImages.

Colorful boys from the Surma tribe on the banks of the Kibish river, lower omo valley, Ethiopia.

Photo by Boaz, Nanjing – CHINA.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

At Lord's Mercy

At Lord's Mercy, originally uploaded by HappyHorizons.

Photo by Kshitiz Anand, Bangalore - INDIA.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

That smile...

That smile..., originally uploaded by Divs Sejpal.

Photo by Divyesh Sejpal, Ahmedabad – INDIA.