Perhaps some of these photos would be revolting for you and you’d feel like closing this page and cut yourself off from the reality you’ve seen and make you think something like “I have enough on my plate”.
However, if you still browsing my page and still reading, I can share my experience that I had back there in Lesotho.
There are no electricity, water supply or cellphones in the village where I took these photos. But there are a lot of natural landscapes, serenity, stillness and silence – things long time forgotten in the busy urban life.
Kids are growing up in a completely natural environment. Some of them are even going to school that is located kilometers away from their home. They get their clothes from humanitarian aid and literally wear it out.
Teenage girls (one of them on the photo below) were running to me down the hill, shouting and waving to me. I stopped.
They asked me about everything that was new to them with their gestures: about the turquoise nail polish on my fingers, my camera and strange head band that I wore. They touched my blond hair and compared it to theirs. I thought: yes-yes, here we are so different on the amazing planet Earth. Despite their looks and their dirty clothes and shoes they were pure clean inside. Tentacles of the civilization didn’t touch their minds with the commercial and other perversion of our modern world. Their eyes were full of pure interest and amazement.
It was an amazing experience for me!!!
I WILL BE VERY GRATEFUL IF SOMEONE CAN GIVE ME AN ADVICE HOW TO ORGANIZE A CHARITY PHOTO EXHIBITION TO HELP KIDS IN LESOTHO OR GIVE ME A CONTACT.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks all. Thanks for sharing. Alina Ushcheka.