from a "click and hope" photographer


I know I am breaking my own rule by posting a photograph that I did not take myself but Icarus highlighted this project on Time And A Word and I want to share it with you.

Children at a rural school in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are running a photoblog about daily life in their village, Kalleda. The school gives children from poor families a free education.

"These labourers work on the construction of the new Junior College. They are carrying the foundation stones for the guest house."

"Education is a tool for human development.
A man without education is like a strange animal."
-Abhilash- (the boy who took this photograph in an article on BBC News)

You will find their photos on


AB said...

I'm so glad you posted about this on your blog today - I went to the BBC site and read the story and was moved by the children's determination and love of photography. What a great project!

Hope you have a lovely day Ruth


Libbys Blog said...

It is indeed a great project. Great way to spread the word!!!

I like your new little pic, busy lizzie isn't it?

Libbys Blog said...

No of course it isn't its an amarylis!!!!

talj said...

Lovely post! I am off to check this out now :o)

wendy said...

Thanks for the link Ruth,off to check it out now :)

Audrey said...

Saving this one for when I get back, looks so interesting

Have a great day

Sheila said...

I haven't read the link yet, but we take an education so much for granted. Here they will build a school themselves in order to get one.
I'll go and read it now.
Thanks Ruth.

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Icarus said...

Nice one, Ruth! This is really my kind of project, which is why I reacted instantly when I found it on the beeb site.
And it just seemed such a good thing to spread it around. Besides anything else, the kids are all totally briliant photographers! It was good to tell them so on Flickr. Knowing the buzz we all get from our communics. with the world, it is so warming to imagine how they must feel to find the world coming to them! XXXXXXXXX

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche