Our Hearts Go Out To The People Of Sri Lanka


Colombo, Sri Lanka  2006


© David Katzenstein

50/50: Chile



Documenting social responsibility projects has been an important part of my assignment work over the years. These students in blue-checkered smocks were partaking in a special after school science program in Santiago, Chile created just for young women. After spending the session with them I asked them to line up for a group portrait, and after a series of serous poses I told them in my passable Spanish that I had a special friend who wanted to be in the photograph with them. When I rolled over the skeleton that was lurking in the corner of the classroom and placed his arms around the girls in the front row, the group exploded in spontaneous laughter and I got my shot.

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50/50: Argentina, Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile

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