Through their eyes

Mfh5smallJust like we did before last year’s Menu for Hope, not long before this year’s campaign began our friend Richard Lee at the WFP dropped off a bunch of disposable cameras with the children at White Hill Primary School, one of the beneficiary schools in the remote areas of Lesotho.  We wanted those children to share with us their world, through their own eyes and not mediated by the lens of the pros. 

What returned with the cameras was no less than astonishing, especially considering that some of these children have hardly seen a camera, never mind having worked with one.  Here’s a selection of my favorite shots from this year’s lot, and if you haven’t seen the ones from last year, you should check them out as well. 

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6 Responses to “Through their eyes

  • Robert said:
    December 18th, 2008 at 4:24am

    It always goes a long way to see where the charity is headed. Just like here at home, without a helping hand even this much would not be able to be accomplished. Glad to be involved in a tiny way.

  • barbara said:
    December 18th, 2008 at 11:31am

    That last photo is amazing. Great for us to see a part of the world most of us are unlikely to ever visit.

  • Allison said:
    December 18th, 2008 at 10:22pm

    Pim, Thank you for posting these. Are they for sale…?

  • redredsteve said:
    December 20th, 2008 at 11:43am

    Hi Pim! I recently saw a bit about your blog on PBS so I dropped by to check it out. I was really encouraged by your posts about the outreach going on in Lesotho. I support similar outreaches in Swaziland, just a bit northeast of Lesotho. I will certainly continue following your posts so keep up the great work and thanks for sharing the wonderful photos!

  • Alice said:
    December 21st, 2008 at 9:50am

    These pictures are just heartbreaking, I too would be interested in buying a few of these prints… let me know.

  • hampers said:
    June 16th, 2009 at 1:08am

    The pics depict the simple living of these people.They do not know the “noisy” sounds of the city and therefore very contented with what they have. This should be the idealistic of the city people too – to be contented with what they have and not allow greed to overcome them. I loved to live in this simple place…no pollution of any sort.

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