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2005-02-28 oochappan



Still on the country side, I passed a small village where a lady showed me all the children she was taking care of in her day nursery.
Children come in the morning at 9 and go back with their parents at home at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

Yes I took a photo of the whole bunch of children but they were not so convincing.

This one was,
really impressive, her act of fear, I almost hesitated to portrait her.

The poor girl had to sit down with all the rest of the children in spite of her protest and all adult were laughing , how cruel to her.

Notice the colored necklace she recieved in the temple for her blessing and safety, like the black spot on her forehead and cheek ... but this protection couldn't help her at this moment.

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Kelly Clark Moncure21-Oct-2005 16:22
this is really a striking photograph- what emotion and I love the light on her face and the wall behind her- fantastic-
Phil Douglis12-Apr-2005 21:31
What an incredible response. It hurts just to look at this, Henk. It must have hurt you to make this image, yet you did and you expressed the fear of a child as forcefully as I have ever seen it expressed.