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Claus Bunk

Free Member, Hamburg

Waisenkinder in Uige - Angola

Project: Lar da Criança Feliz
On 11th of March 2002 the ONG "Lar da Crianca Feliz" was founded by 20 activists in Luanda/Angola. It has actually the target to support abandoned and orphan children in the Angolean Province of Uige. See some pictures of the children and the project in Uige:
Main project targets are:
>to give them a home by building a kindergarten for about 100 babies
>and a place for about 400 older orphan children
>render health support having some first aid places available for treatment (TBC, Aids and Malaria)
>build a school house for education of the children
>and prepare a community kitchen with a baking room to regularily supply the food for the children
>create an initiave for art, music, and dancing
>get transport capacities for the project

Uige was a heavily effected war zone and therefore many of the children suffer traumas of the war. Equipped with very small financial fonds the ONG association members try locally to develope the project "Lar da crianca feliz - place for happy children. These guys need our help. Therefore SOS is sent by ONG directora geral: Mrs. Maria de Lurdes de Assumpção Valente


Any financial help is welcome at any time
Banco de Fomento de Angola, Uige
local Bank Account: 22207333
SWIFT: 000640.2220733330138

as well as donations of materials to:
Lar da Crianca Feliz, Bairro Mbemba Ngango No. 145, Zona 4 Sub_Urbano, Uige /Angola

Comments 41

    The photo is not in the discussion.

  • tnt 06/29/2008 17:37

    very nice shot!
  • Stefan Heuli 01/06/2007 20:08

    Ein Bild, welches ins Innere geht.

    Toll, wenn man die Fähigkeit besitzt Emotionen mit einem Foto zu transportieren. Meine Hochachtung.


  • Jan Krützfeldt 12/17/2006 16:05

    Super Perspektive gewählt!
  • Die Waldvenus 12/16/2006 22:04

    was für eine Perspektive und Aussage ...
  • Patricia. F. 12/13/2006 17:50

    was für ein Bild
  • Piroska Baetz 11/29/2006 8:25

    ein tolle kinder aufnahme und gute perspektive
    lg. piri
  • Luisa Masala 11/28/2006 22:34

    Fantastic expression ,very nice perspective,my compliment luisa
  • Diana Rybakova 11/19/2006 22:07

  • Peter. Gau 11/19/2006 22:07

  • Mircea Tiron-Tudor 11/19/2006 22:07

    Pro !
  • When 11/19/2006 22:07

    Agree Patrick. I didn't mention it but the hands clasped it a PRO from me too.
  • Maguire 11/19/2006 22:06

    Beautiful, beautiful photograph. It wouldn't be out of place in National Geographic the standard is so high. As for the discussion about the photographer's foot. Given that the child is framed by the feet of other children this is not out of place. Brilliant work. Wish I could vote several pro's.. afraid the one I do have to give will have to do. PRO
  • Patrick B. Parenteau 11/19/2006 22:06

    Staged, unstaged, cropped, uncropped, spot, no spot, sharp, unsharp, looking up, looking down - for me, none of that matters - this image has SOUL. Pro

    ps: it's his hands not his eyes that make this shot for me - pleading, hopefull...
  • Igor Flasz 11/19/2006 22:06

    a beautifull photo, but I prefer with all the head in the picture not 2/3 of it....
  • Dominique Duriot 11/19/2006 22:06

    Agree with Wen 100%
    Big Pro
  • Jean Bettingen 11/19/2006 22:06

    the image polarizes, for me the clearest argument for my pro vote
    br jean
  • When 11/19/2006 22:06

    I agree Steffen. Most portraits proposed to the gallery are empty of expression and shallow in PS perfection. Personally I LOVE the feet in the picture, even the photographer's. I wonder about all the shoes being denim blue. Are those the feet of other orphans? Did they get a shipment of sandals from a donor? Even the boy is wearing blue sandals. I like Bernhard's observation though of looking down on the child - but in one hand isn't that how most people would view a child of such little means? The concept of the picture is a child's vulnerability and asking for compassion. That puts one emotionally in such a position. I came back to this picture a few times before deciding on a Pro vote. I went to my National Geographic books, to one of my favorite NG photographers, Gerd Ludwig's website and TIME magazine. I found tons of examples of less than "FC Gallery concept of perfection" images. I found several examples of the photographer breaking the 4th wall such as this picture does with the foot and the reflection in the eyes. I saw examples of how the feet in the frame create a frame around the child. I saw examples of "distractions". This is a fantastic journalistic shot. Then I cried and was greatful that someone cares enough in this selfish world to take a moment to tell this child's story. Then I voted PRO.

    Give Mrs. Maria my love and respect. Is there anything that can be done to help the little boy with one leg and the little girl in the wheelchair? Do they have any special needs? Please tell me if this organization has a paypal account to send a donation.
  • Jaime Crystal Attenborough 11/19/2006 22:06

    just a pro for those big beautiful eyes, great perspective and i am with Jamie all the way its nice to see people proposing others work :0)
  • Sergio Pessolano 11/19/2006 22:06

    No doubt. PRO
  • Christian Knospe 11/19/2006 22:06

  • steffen s... 11/19/2006 22:06

    strange discussion...

    only a few pictures in the FC have an expression like this one!

    and it doesn`t matter, if there is a "white" spot - if you look into these eyes!

    most pictures here are voted ... . not on expression!
    they are often voted cause there is a nice object, nice nature, nice woman - and not if there is an outstanding photographic work behind...

  • Seagaul 11/19/2006 22:06

    sharp pro !
  • Dragomir Vukovic 11/19/2006 22:06

    look at the eyes, for-get your mind
  • Valfoto 11/19/2006 22:06

  • Karl Makkina 11/19/2006 22:06

    Pro !!!



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