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Not content to let me photograph their mothers, aunties, and grandmothers, I often have kids hanging onto me at photo shoots, absconding with my sunglasses and demanding to have their picture taken. Take my picture! Me! Me!
These images are single-shot, one-offs, taken during extended sessions with the women in their villages. The kids are like kids everywhere. They play, they're curious, they love to pose, and they really like to make silly faces. When I show them their image, they often collapse in gales of laughter.
In some places, the life of a kid isn't all fun and games. I photographed many kids whose families can't afford to send them to school. These kids go to work at an early age. In the mountains of Honduras, I met a Maya girl whose fingers are stained with RIT dye from the cornhusk dolls she makes and sells at market to buy the required uniforms so her brothers can go to school. She literally stands in the shadows.
For this show, I captured images in Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Alaska, Japan, Tanzania, Botswana, and Namibia.