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Lac Blanc and Mont Blanc Massif, Alps, France
Through the net
rainbow scene in P.R.
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Big Mommy
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Upward Mobility
Up in the air
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Fourth of July
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Boy Behind the Gate
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Super Moon
Sitting on Potatos
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Neuschwanstein Castle
Late autumn reflection.
Moments Before Sunset at Land's End
Bright spot among death
Flight of the Butterfly
13th Annual Photo Contest
Boy Behind the Gate

In my eyes, sustainable travel means connecting with local culture and creating positive social change. It means taking the time to meet with the people, to help communities in need and to make a commitment to change, at the very least, one person's life. When I travel to third world countries, not only do I aim to help people with resources, I also seek to put smiles on peoples faces, to inspire them through the camera. I shot this photograph on a sugar cane plantation in the Dominican Republic where I have been doing repeated humanitarian missions, namely teaching art and photography workshops to the youth. This boy was having fun spontaneously joking with me behind the dilapidated gate surrounding his humble home. This photograph represents the relationship that complete strangers are able to develop thanks to photography that can easily change each other's lives.

TAGS: Boy, Child, Dominican Republic, Gate, Portrait, Poverty

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New York City, New York, United States of America
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© Erica Simone.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2014
Total Views: 25
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 19, 2015, 7:31 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f4.5
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PHOTO LOCATION La Romana, Dominican Republic