Thursday, November 16, 2006

The greatest ambassadors

Cheeky lad
Banana seller
Originally uploaded by Mistress B.
Everywhere we travel, kids are so friendly and unabashed about coming straight up to us, saying hello and insisting on having their picture taken so they can see it on the digital camera. They truly are the best ambassadors for their country and people. They are unencumbered by prejudice, hate or embarassment, and love nothing more than a foreigner who says "hello" in their own language!
It's given us lots of opportunities to take photos of kids without having to resort to the subterfuges so many photographers are forced into by the current climate of fear. If anything, we've had to fight them off once they see their photo or their friends photo in our camera - it's on for young and old!

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