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“Photo Gallery”

Our World, In Pictures

Some people have advised me to post pictures of sad, dirty children on our website. “This really brings in the donations”, someone told me. Now, while I know this is probably true, as it is natural to feel empathy for those less fortunate, I still prefer to show the real state of our children, to preserve their dignity. I don't carry a camera to capture fundraising ops. When I (we) approach a child in need, the first thing on my mind is the welfare of the individual child, and the farthest thing from my mind is photo ops. I have shared with the poorest of the poor, and dined with the richest of the rich... and I don't usually take photos of either. I prefer to capture real life. Smiling children. Children deep in thought. Children playing. Children learning new things. These are the things that make me happy, and the things I prefer to photograph. I know that showing the state of things before they came to us, is my right; it's a logical way to pull on people's heartstrings and get them to support this worthy cause... but in all honesty- my reward is their smiles.”

– Peter Bowling, International Director