Heart of an Orphan

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    Aaand after a month, I am finally back from Africa.

    Zambia has been called the cradle of the orphan crisis. Of the 10 million people that populate Zambia, 2 million are AIDS orphans that are left to fend for themselves and their siblings alone.

    And we went—70 North American teenagers and young adults—to go and change the lives we could. We held a camp with 300 orphans: clothing them, feeding them, giving them a place to live. The thought of "white celebrities" coming to hug and play with them brought tears to their eyes.

    We loved children that never felt what it is like to be loved.

    My goal, is simply to attempt to give you the slightest taste of what we saw. The hearts that broke. The tears we shed. My goal is to give all of you a look into Zambia—a glimpse into the Heart of an Orphan.

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    1. illiana Tamayo. 70 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image & light !!!

    2. movedd [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      so sweet!

    3. Bachspics 70 months ago | reply

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    4. michaelgrayphotographic.com [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      Great capture, excellent work.!!

    5. dmdzine 69 months ago | reply

      Looking back, I think this is definitely one of the best shots you've ever taken. Still stunning.

    6. carf 68 months ago | reply

      Lovely black&white portrait.
      Would have probably been even better with the focus point on the eyes, but the atmosphere is perfect.

    7. Lisa Bettany {Mostly Lisa} 67 months ago | reply

      gorgeous. thanks for sharing.

    8. { KC Photography } 67 months ago | reply

      love this shot...it captures so much emotion.

    9. amarejay [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture, great work.

    10. kevinballon 63 months ago | reply

      This is awesome! Very nice.

    11. photoeyesee 60 months ago | reply

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    12. Christine Lebrasseur 58 months ago | reply

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    14. Constantelevitation / Back To Reality 58 months ago | reply

      this is so beautiful, a great work, great composition and very intense emotion here. Bravo!
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    15. _ a c o _ 58 months ago | reply

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    16. amanda_please 41 months ago | reply

      Hey there! You've got some wonderful pictures! I'm hoping to go on this year's Zambia trip-working on my support letter right now actually! I would LOVE to talk more with you about your experience!! :)

    17. Yellow LadyBird 28 months ago | reply

      Reminds me of a photo By Andres Petersen

    18. Yellow LadyBird 28 months ago | reply

      Anders Petersen

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