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    In the Jesus slum, Nairobi, Kenya, October 2005. (I just took shadow off her face a bit... ). This taken just as I was leaving after meeting with a group of women who are hoping to build a community center so that they can meet, make crafts to sell and work on projects together.
    see: www.buttercupfarms.org for more on our connection to this group.
    File size :985.1KB(1008744Bytes)
    Date taken :2005/09/27 12:58:24
    Image size :2592 x 1944
    Resolution :300 x 300 dpi

    I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.
    bell hooks

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    1. williewonker 86 months ago | reply

      I like this shot a lot. Especially how she is standing alone in that ray of harsh light. Her face and stance indicate that she is about to flee.

    2. JoseOrpheus 85 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot! I like the way you caught the light in this one... and the little girl is beautiful!

    3. ski 9 83 months ago | reply

      A wonderful photo, full of shadows and light. It is made all the more so by the caption you wrote about the women wanting to build a community center in this slum. There is hope.

    4. Tina McNeill 83 months ago | reply

      I find this photo very captivating. Very touching. A Fave for me.

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    8. "TVK" SpIrIt LiEs WiThIn 68 months ago | reply

      nice.. heartening composition :)

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      we really live in a sick world , people die from hunger and primitive diseases while other spend millions for sports and movies !!

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    15. Robem 49 months ago | reply

      Beautiful (Seen in MoA challenge group)

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      love your commentary also!

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