Image of the Month – December 2016

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Orphanage, Mbagala, Dar Es Salaam

Somewhat out of my comfort zone, I was recently commissioned to photograph a number of orphanages in and around Dar Es Salaam. It was part of an initiative to give each child a backpack filled with gifts. These kids dont get much all year, as there is little or no state aid, so a backpack full of goodies is pretty much the definition of ‘all your christmases coming at once’.  This little girl was so excited she ran in and out of the room a dozen times.

As with some of my previous images, profits from sales of this image will be given to the orphanage.  It is on sale for £95 + VAT and available as a 50cm x 35cm print.

Hope all is well wherever you are.

Tom