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By gbentley  
Just walked in from spending time in a township here named ngombe with a project that helps support grandmothers. This one, Elizabeth, lives in a one room shack literally 2x2 metres and looks after many grandchildren, orphans of aids.

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6 Apr 2006 3:06AM
I can only feel guilt and sadness after seeing this photograph and reading its description that we do so little to help. What a subject and what a great shot, your description is heart-Wrenching but her face tells us even more, these caring women are amazing, thank you for submitting this photograph, Adrian

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6 Apr 2006 4:23AM
I am South African so I totally understand what you would have seen beyond the lens with this one. What a wonderful portrait telling an incredible story. You are a great photographer and you should consider doing good with your photos, especially ones like this which expose the world to the hardships of AIDS in Africa.
6 Apr 2006 5:01AM
stunning portrait. love the slight dof, the detail, the colours and tones (amazing).
"Sugerbird" quality
gbentley 13 6
6 Apr 2006 5:27AM
thanks for your comments everyone, sarah, this set is for a fundraising and awareness raising drive in the US. the same project i did this for also feed, clothe and school over 200 orphans. will post more from these in the next couple days.
6 Apr 2006 5:31AM
nickelstix 12 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2006 6:18AM
The wisdom of her age shines in her eyes. You've captured an excellent expression. Nicely done!
pcheywood 12 1.3k England
6 Apr 2006 11:03AM
That is a fantastic portrait, full of character detail. Thanks for providing her story as it provides a more complete backdrop.

6 Apr 2006 1:30PM
Gareth, you're a star. I'd love to see everything you do and hear the progress you make. It's a wonderful cause and you have a good talent to be able to help these people. Good luck with your efforts and keep us posted.
CollY 12 14
6 Apr 2006 7:25PM
Fantastic image, so much character and feeling in her eyes and skin. Great work
Jaye 12 3
7 Apr 2006 10:53PM
What a wonderful character portrait..Judith
scott_c 12 84
8 Apr 2006 7:49AM
Amazing portrait, so much detail.

hebdens 12 5
10 Apr 2006 11:34PM
fantastic capture.

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