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Uganda 1

By janehewitt    
Many thanks to those of you who allowed me to use your photos on a recent teaching visit to Uganda, the kids loved them and were so excited at seeing England! The visit was amazing, this is one little girl who was sent home from school as her parents had no money for the fees, she spent the whole day watching through the fence (in between being sent away by the armed guard) another world in more ways than one! Jane

Tags: Photo journalism Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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Comments


helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 7:49AM
Beautiful "reflective" image.
Helen

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8 Aug 2007 8:26AM
Ouch her hands and that wire. Well caught timeless photo.
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
8 Aug 2007 8:41AM
This is so sad!! To think how many children in this country 'play' truant and are proud of the fact. You've captured so much in this one image - perhaps you should do the rounds in U.K. schools and show the other side of the coin!!
pennyspike 12 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 8:59AM
This is such an evocative image, thanks for sharing.
Penny
imander Plus
8 388 7 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 9:23AM
fantastic image makes you think
ian
Nic_WA Plus
11 179 2 Australia
8 Aug 2007 9:28AM
What an amazing experience for you. This image, especially with your description, is so poignant.
8 Aug 2007 9:34AM
I have read your thread and seen this.

I am full of admiration for you and this is a very thought provocking shot.

Doesn't it make you want to help.

I agree that you should do the UK schools rounds. Certainly should be a government sponsored initiative, or at least the lottery instead of that running race thing down south.
janehewitt 12 215 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 9:40AM
Thanks everyone, I am going to try and sell some of my images to send the money back to Uganda so keep your fingers crossed! Thanks Jane
KenTaylor Plus
11 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 2:22PM
Who said journalism is dead.
Excellent shot heightened even more so with the caption.
The only positive way to help these children is through education, and that, as you say, has to be paid for. Having armed guards around the school raises some sensitive questions.
Ken
blackbird Plus
9 159 15 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 4:11PM
poignant image especially with the explanation
davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 4:35PM
A lovely shot Jane, with a poignant story to match. Good to see you posting again.
Dave
Fantastic image hard hitting
Andy
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 5:34PM
killer image, and we think life is tough.....!!
chris
8 Aug 2007 5:58PM
'One picture is worth a thousand words'

Sheila
Take-a-View 12 293 5 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 5:59PM
No words
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
8 Aug 2007 6:03PM
You should fine an outlet for this in the media it contains a vital message that needs to be shared.

Albert
liparig Plus
11 233 United States
8 Aug 2007 6:20PM
wow amazing portrait shot well composed
joe
v8dunc 9 333 4 Scotland
8 Aug 2007 6:57PM
Excellent pic,and such a sad story.
Cheers Duncan
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 9:13PM
I came to this via a forum thread, and I'm glad I did. This picture says so much. I'm sorry I missed your forum thread before you went, please feel free to use any of my shots if you go again.

Nigel
col.campbell 12 968 4 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 9:21PM
Ditto Nigel's remarks. Great shot. Sad story
janehewitt 12 215 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 9:43PM
Thanks everyone for your comments, I have spent today editing photos and have loads to share! Jane
mrswoolybill Plus
9 838 1368 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2007 3:18PM
Very poignant image, and a strong statement. Thanks for this.
Moira
Geraint 9 715 34 Wales
9 Aug 2007 5:51PM
This is so moving. Great work.
Geraint
11 Aug 2007 10:37PM
A beautiful, and very moving image.
Jean
mickp Plus
9 9 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 12:11PM
I know Uganda fairly well and think your series of images from there are excellent.
Mick
janehewitt 12 215 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 12:23PM
Thank you everyone for your kind comments, I've now sold this photo twice (just to friends) and the money will all go to Uganda to finish building the school that we have started there.
14 Aug 2007 7:33PM
Jane,
The whole series of shot are brilliant. You have captured some stunning images. I can see why you have sold this particular shot. It's great.
Mark
AlanBW Plus
10 20 England
15 Aug 2007 1:22PM
A moving image made all the more with the story behind it
3 Sep 2007 8:21AM
poor little one, life is not fair at times. We take so much for granted.
Tracy

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