Lost in water and thought 2

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© Lew Harford
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UploadedJune 25, 2009
TakenFebruary 24, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D200
Exposure1/160 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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This girl is in the orphanage at the Hope for Haiti Children's Center. I have been there three times and always notice how the children are mesmerized by water. It is never easy to get clean water there.

Water-borne illnesses account for a large percentage of deaths in Haitian children and adults. 70% of Haitians do not have access to clean, potable water.

1 out of 7 children in Haiti die before the age of 5 years, mostly of preventable or curable diseases like pneumonia and diarrhea.

Taken in Quanaminthe, Haiti

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  • Brenda Burk

    Brenda Burk said (25 Jun 2009):

    I saw it in Jamaica.The children had to pay for cabs to take them to school.Usually half days.Talked to alot of the teenagers .wow what propaganda talk.I better go know further.I loved these children .There eyes spoke.And yes all my rolls of film were taken from me,a-alas They were about to deport me anyway.I stayed for those eyes esp.over X-mas.I helped for a party for the eldes,for the children

  • Karen Lynch

    Karen Lynch gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    This is a very emotional photo. Exposure in the harsh sun is handled well.

  • Natalie Lindeman

    Natalie Lindeman (Deleted) gave props (9 Oct 2009):

    beautiful shot, good emotion, i wish there was more to do to help these children

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