Batang Batis (Children of the Spring)

Let me just say, as an aspiring photo hobbyist, I am a fan of Humans of New York (HONY). I love the portraits and their stories, reminding us that we are more alike than we are different, no matter where we live. Inspired by this, I thought of taking portraits of the children who attend our church outreaches. I never knew how powerful a camera could be until today. During regular church events, these children are normally shy and reserved. But in this workshop, while I took their photos on their street, as I focused the lens on them, they were very open and willing to share with me their hopes and dreams, and even some of their struggles. Giving the right kind of attention really does make a difference to a child’s self-confidence.

PS: This photo exercise was done in the spirit of goodwill and with the intention of giving these young people the chance to shine because they deserve it. I have consent from the subjects of my portraits. But these photos are not for sale, nor are they for commercial use. Please check the copyright watermark. Downloading, copying or sharing any of these photos without expressed permission from me or the subjects are strictly prohibited and will be dealt with accordingly. Thanks!

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