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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The little Boy

This is another shot from the Sunday Bazaar, behind the fruit seller I spotted a little boy standing tall over his stall, selling pottery. There were a lot young children selling stuff at the sunday market and quite a few earning as little as 17 Cents carrying bags of groceries heavier then themselves for 2-3 hours.

Most of these people photographed don't own cameras and some have probably never been photographed, they were all quite happy and excited to be photographed, some even though I was a journalist and they might have their pictures in the newspaper. I intend to act on a wondeful idea a friend on Global Themes gave me some time back, will be going back next sunday with prints of all the people photographed, so they can have the pictures they were so happy to pose for.

26 comments:

Alex said...

It's a beautiful idea !! I'm impatient to know their reactions...

April said...

that's a very nice idea. I wish I could see the happy faces.

oldmanlincoln said...

That is the best idea. To let them have the prints of the pictures they are in. Nice idea. Nice photograph.

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

I really like the way you've captured that scene. And, yes, you'll certainly brighten their day (week!) with those prints. Innocence... What a wonderful thing it is...

Jim said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea to go back. The picture is great.

Nathalie in Avignon said...

Pity the boy's face was in the shade, but what a great pose.

I love your photos of the bazaar, you orange stall of the other day was fantastic. And it's so nice of you to offer prints.

Helen said...

Such a great idea, and a great photo.

Clueless in boston said...

Nice photo. It's wonderful to see pictures of the bazaar in Lahore. It looks so lively and wonderful. Have a great day.

Zsolt said...

great photo and the market has a mood!

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Chuck Pefley said...

Good for you. Giving prints is a splendid thing to do. Those photos will be treasure for many!

yoshi said...

You have a very beautiful idea! Your photo is so nice, thank you to share it with us!

Jilly said...

This is a marvellous photograph and your idea is fabulous. so glad you will go back with prints. Good for you! As Fenix said, innocence is a wonderful thing.

Sonia said...

Very nice idea! I like the photo!

julia said...

How fortunate you are in a privilaged position, make the most of it

Uma por Dia said...

Sharing virtually and in person, while for some will be forgotten, for others will cross generations and have a wide reach.
Furthermore it is a great picture that portrays poverty and the great mess that goes on the floor.

brian said...

wonderful photo, the boy looks very serious.. and a wonderful idea to take prints back to them - i'd love to see some photos of that too!

Benjamin Madison said...

These bazaar shots are great!

Barbara said...

I enjoy reading your blog. It is good to hear more out the world from the folks living it instead of the media filtering the information to us. Thanks for visiting West Sacramento Photo.

Kitty said...

what a cool venue. Is it ever a safety issue, having your camera out?

I'd be a little paranoid, but that may just be my paranoid nature, lol

dcdailyphoto said...

What a great idea! I hope they enjoy the pictures as much as we do!

Neva said...

awww that is such a nice thing to do!!! I love your blog...I am sure I will learn a lot here.

Chuckeroon said...

What a good idea and kind thought. Thank you very much indeed for visiting Richmond upon Thames. Greetings to Lahore!

raf said...

Great picture. Great idea. So happy to have found your daily, as well as your link to global themes. Thank you!
Thanks too for stopping by with your comment.

J.C. said...

That would brings lotsa joy to the people who receive your photo prints. Especially the children!

Destitute Rebel said...

Thanks all of you for your comments. I will post about the picture distribution project soon to keep you all posted.

Leif Hagen said...

You have some great pictures on your Lahore Daily photo blog. I looked at every single photo. I wish you were still posting photos! It was interesting to notice some similarities with India since I just spent 5 weeks in Bangalore in Feb/March 2009. Greetings from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota, USA.