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Bahr el Ghazel, South Sudan

Bahr el Ghazel, South Sudan

While in South Sudan, I was standing in a group of children and pointed my camera down and made this photo. No amount of clichés can do justice to the purity of his gaze.

While on the subject of children, I found this interesting article about a Dutch artist, Ruud van Empel, who represents black children in a different way. On the other hand, here’s a critique of the pitfalls of photographing children when it fails to deal them on their own terms.

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