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Phenomenal photograph! What strength and beauty in every way possible.
Marian
Seattle
Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:33PM on this page

gostaria de saber como posso conversar com o responsavel da venice arts, estou atravessar momentos dificeis da minha vida( problemas na carreira estudantil. obrigado
Nelson
Maputo
Posted Friday, December 31, 2010 2:35AM on this page

Love your work and am a die-hard L&O:SVU fan. If you ever need a forensic handwriting expert, I'm your girl! 23+ years international in police casework and helped write Criminal Minds episode. Thank you ! Treyce @ www.SolveMyCase.com
Ms. Treyce d'Gabriel-Montoya
Texas
Posted Monday, December 13, 2010 9:54AM

I was inspired by your conversation on "Merging Photography & New Media For Social Change" given Nov. 10 at the Venice Arts Gallery, along with viewing the film relating to The House is Small But the Welcome is Big, shot by the young boy. Thank you.
Dawn Hope Stevens
Malibu
Posted Sunday, November 14, 2010 11:28AM

Dr. Baer, It was a pleasure to hear you speak last night about global health and the power of entertainment at the WGA event. And now to see more of the work you are doing here...you are inspiring. -Heidi Ferrer
Heidi Ferrer
L.A.
Posted Thursday, November 04, 2010 5:10PM on this page

This website is enlightening, in the face of poverty, oppression and suffering the photos of a simple smile remind of how grateful we should be for the basic necessities.
Kathy C. D'Amore
USA
Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:10AM

I saw someone had "a house is small " book. Where can I get one?
Polly Osborne
Los Angeles
Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010 1:54PM

This is a wonderful project...your work is so impressive, you heart shines through it. Love SVU, wish there was such a thing when I was young {sigh}... btw Kathy Griffin...Confidential
Linda M Wilkins
USA
Posted Tuesday, December 08, 2009 10:16AM on this page

I am definitely bookmarking this page and share it with my friends. :)
forexst_ra_tegies
Portugal
Posted Monday, November 30, 2009 8:39AM on this page

I just love this photo! It makes me smile :) and I'm going back to it over and over again...:)
Emy
Spain
Posted Sunday, November 29, 2009 10:48AM on this page

She is indeed a source of hope to many especially to millions living with the disease who are still hiding because of the stigma .she is a crusadre of hope for this millions
Nwabuko john
Lagos
Posted Monday, November 23, 2009 10:25PM on this page

quite touching;africa should strive towards providing decent accomodations for its populace by the year 2015;this form one of the basic needs fundamental to healthy living and well being of an individual.
Nwabuko john
Lagos
Posted Monday, November 23, 2009 9:53PM on this page

It was a blessing meeting Malena Ruth in 2005. From just a simple chat, we figured we had common ideas and right away she asked me to write a proposal of my wish which was about buying cows for widows with young children. Within a few weeks she raised money to buy four cows that were given to widows in Kenya. God bless Malena. Martha Kimani
Martha Kimani
Califonia
Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:06AM on this page

Alcides, i just want to say that i see you like a winner and i hope you'll be the best film maker of the earth!! I loved your story. Good luck! from your new friend
Nenwasse

Posted Thursday, September 03, 2009 9:06AM on this page

Was a pleasure to see you on this web page. I am proud of you my sister. Go ahead doing goods things specially for woman. Is your organization in Mozambique too? t5ake care darling.
Ercilia Almeida
Mozambique
Posted Thursday, July 30, 2009 7:39AM on this page

I think your pictures are amazing Joaquim... They bring a positive feeling, hope and a lot of joy. Cant help but smile!
Leonel
Cape Town
Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 2:30AM on this page

Amazin picture.
Leonel
Cape Town
Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 2:22AM on this page

Wow!
Leonel
Cape Town
Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 2:18AM on this page

Beautiful and peaceful. It brings a feeling of joy for life.
Leonel
Cape Town
Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 2:15AM on this page

Beatiful picture, really beautiful!
Leonel
Cape Town
Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 2:08AM on this page

"today everything exists to end in a photograph"- susan sontag i really am impressed with the work you are doing. in a society that is all about instant gratification and consumerism it is refreshing to see a community of people doing something to educate and open the eyes and hearts of the people. thanks thanks. i hope to see the full length doc. i will check the website for info.
faith
venice,ca
Posted Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:36AM

I have started a photographers school in Gulu, Uganda. I got 90 kilos of professional and semi-professional cameras, lenses, black and white enlargers, film, paper, chemicals coming from particular donations and went there to show them how to use them in a 2 weeks intensive course. I counted with the place offered by HEALS, a small local NGO with similar actions for the children victims of the recent civil war. Now I got them computers and a scanner for them to be able to send me their work. The proyect needs volunteers with knowledge in photography to help me or even send similar materials. Please contact me on my website where you can find and icon called "Escuela de fotografia en Uganda" hand painted by the pupils. www.borjaluque.com Thank you very much.
BORJA LUQUE
JEREZ (CADIZ) SPAIN
Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11:59AM

Great picture. I love it.
Jorge
netherlands
Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2009 1:05AM on this page

As for Doug from Virginia's post on June 10, 2008, 12:50PM, that "Africa will never be anything more than a cut rate third world country..." In this, Doug is the one who is lacking. Even with poverty and related violence, there are Africans with more grace, hope, kindness, and peace in their souls than Doug will ever hope to have. Doug prefers to dig in the pessimistic depths instead of reaching for the heights of optimism, and he is a very sad sad person for it. So, onward and upward to all the good, hopeful, striving people in Africa and elsewhere.
mellee
KY, USA
Posted Monday, February 09, 2009 1:17PM

Gostei dos teus fotos, I particularly like this one because it shows this girl working in what seems like a pretty nice suburb, as if to say all we need is plumbing
Greg Harris
Nova Mambone, Mocambique
Posted Monday, December 22, 2008 3:17PM on this page

Varlito- I began praying for you as I looked at your picture with the Bible, that God truly would be your strength and solace and joy. That He would be your Father... and your Mother. As I began reading on your page, I began to weep. My heart connects with your journey in profound ways. So many Bible verses come to mind... I pray He will choose them and encourage you each day. Hold fast to Him Who truly is able.
Kimberly
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted Monday, December 01, 2008 7:47PM on this page

so beautiful!
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Monday, October 20, 2008 9:16PM on this page

I really love this photo
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Monday, October 20, 2008 9:14PM on this page

Dominic and I were looking at this site tonight and were in awe of the experiences you and the children had with this project. I can only imagine this was a life changing experience for all of you.
Auntie Kathy Byrnes
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Posted Friday, October 17, 2008 8:27PM on this page

This is wonderful - the light is perfect.
Liz
England
Posted Tuesday, October 07, 2008 6:31AM on this page

This is a beautiful photograph - I love the colours on the left of the picture.
Liz
Norwich, England
Posted Tuesday, October 07, 2008 6:10AM on this page

Ola Inocencia, es uma verdadeira fotografa. As fotos que estamos aqui vendo neste website, sao verdadeiramente apreciaveis. Boa sorte na sua careira.
NAMANI TRES
CHIMOIO
Posted Saturday, October 04, 2008 3:11AM on this page

We recently returned from Mozambique, visiting an orphanage in Cambine (Inhambane Province) where food as well as HIV/AIDS is an issue for the children, many of whom are there because they lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. We hope your efforts provide for all Mozambique not just in Maputo
Kay Jones
new milford, ct
Posted Sunday, September 28, 2008 1:00PM on this page

strong presence and light in this photo
rupertengland

Posted Wednesday, September 24, 2008 1:47PM on this page

Tattered clothes can't hid the beauty in this little girl's face!
Mariann
Carlstadt, New Jersey
Posted Sunday, September 21, 2008 4:44AM on this page

What a wonderful project!
Mariann
New Jersey
Posted Sunday, September 21, 2008 4:42AM on this page

I am very touched by your confidence and ability to see through the hope Jesus has for us. I am a Kenyan living in the States. I had rebelled from the right way and started living a sinful life, now I am waiting for the results of the test. It is only by the grace of the almighty but I know He will be there no matter what. Your story had given me courage to know that the disease is not who a person is. We are still precious in the eyes of God. God bless!!!!!
Wangeci Njoroge
Atlanta, GA
Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2008 10:07AM on this page

some of us went through such experiences even before we lost our parents culture and traditions are also to blame coz the girl child is brought up to assume responsibilities bigger than her age. its very unfortunate
Anonymous
Uganda
Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 5:14AM on this page

Hi Max, that good work keep it up and continue sharing with other kids what you have seen in africa
Anonymous
Uganda
Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:51AM on this page

was this photo taken with the consent of the lady giving birth?
Anonymous
Uganda
Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 3:14AM on this page

In Africa, the plastic gets reused, and without the sun nothing ever dries. I like this picture. It reminds me of times when running water would disappoint, and we would still have to wash the utensils outside. Irenio, you really captured "the kitchen".
nelly
Dallas TX. USA
Posted Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:54AM on this page

Joaquim, I Love your pictures...they are meaningful and positive!
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:40PM on this page

I like his face!
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:34PM on this page

I love how you can see their different personalities in their expressions.
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:31PM on this page

What a beautiful and personal moment
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:30PM on this page

Maybe one day they will!
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:29PM on this page

His expression is so honest and priceless.
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:28PM on this page

These girls look so beautiful and strong
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:27PM on this page

This is really lovely and simple
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:25PM on this page

He has great style!
Jessica C.
Chicago
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:24PM on this page

I like that we can see the combination of two cultures, and how connected we really are.
Jessica C.
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:23PM on this page

Braselino, you are a talented and inspiring photographer. Your images are honest, artistic, and really make the viewer think about the situations behind them. Thank you for sharing!
Jessica C,
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:21PM on this page

I love that everyone is having a great time!
Jessica C.
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:14PM on this page

He looks like a proud business man
Anonymous

Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:08PM on this page

This is a beautiful, hopeful picture!
Jessica C.
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:07PM on this page

The composition of this photograph is incredible. Inocencia, you are a wonderful artist.
Julia
New York City
Posted Monday, July 28, 2008 8:54AM on this page

Saquina, what a fantastic picture you made here. Words are not strong enough. This picture tells the whole story. Obrigado.
Joop Hofman
6351BZ 44 The Netherlands
Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2:10PM on this page

Inocencia, Cecilia and all the others in Maputo. Fantastic project......you are all so strong....obrigado for your beautifull pictures, they are so reel.
Joop Hofman
6351BZ The Netherlands
Posted Monday, July 21, 2008 9:14AM on this page

I love this photograph, the simplicity of the compsition and the colour but most of all I am struck by the expression of the boy. Serious, calm, wise... it makes me what to know where his future will lead him.
carys
switzerland
Posted Thursday, July 10, 2008 5:36AM on this page

I am interested to finish the building and live there
Armindo Filipe Tovale
Birro T3
Posted Thursday, July 03, 2008 6:32AM on this page

you are a very talented photographer!
lorna
australia
Posted Wednesday, July 02, 2008 6:24PM on this page

ADORABLE!!! I couldn't pull myself away from this picture!
Meghan Duffy
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:06AM on this page

I am so impressed by this project! It is remarkable to say the least! Not only are you helping Mozambican children by allowing themselves to express their emotions through art (invaluable yet underrated), but at the same time you are creating awareness throughout the world about the conditions in Mozambique. I have especially enjoyed viewing the photographs and videos because I am leaving for Mozambique in September with the Peace Corps. Now more then ever I am extremely excited! We need more projects like this and more people like you and your son to do them!!
Meghan Duffy
Illinois
Posted Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:01AM on this page

Hi Russell, You have some amazing photos.I checked out your site, it's very nice. PS. Have fun taking out all the "Gerberas" It's alot of work... I can't wait to see the pitcures with all the Gerberas. Sincerely, Catalina
Catalina Pardue
Santa Barbara Ca
Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10:54AM on this page

I love this photograph...catches the playfulness of youth.
Kate
USA
Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:32AM on this page

I really like the soft focus. it gives the ohot a sense of movement.
zoe
london
Posted Friday, June 13, 2008 1:32PM on this page

great striking image - the print of the lady's dress against the red of the tomatoes.
zoe
london
Posted Friday, June 13, 2008 1:29PM on this page

it's cool the way that this photo lets the viewer into a private moment through a close up shot
Anonymous

Posted Friday, June 13, 2008 1:28PM on this page

I like the really striking angle and the strong light
zoe
london
Posted Friday, June 13, 2008 1:20PM on this page

These pictures are amazing.I think everyone should look at these pictures when we get caught up in our world it will make you stop and say thank you Lord,because america is a blessed nation. And I want you to know dont stop what you are doing, your doing a wonderful job.God bless you all of you these people.
Catherine
Georgia
Posted Friday, June 13, 2008 5:33AM on this page

This is a great photograph. I love the light!
Bethany
Ohio, USA
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:30PM on this page

I have tears in my eyes just looking at the photo..what a beautiful boy, how brave he is.
Staci
Sacramento, CA
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:15PM on this page

look at the attitude! ha ha! great picture. it's amazing how happy they are! kids in america under the same circumstances wouldn't be as happy i don't think. we can learn from these children.
laura
virginia
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:03PM on this page

good for you!!!! sounds like you have a great family! keep smiling, you have a great one =)
laura
virginia
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 12:58PM on this page

what beautiful children!!! just goes to show that the simplest things (like taking a picture) can make someone's day. look at the boy top right! his smile is contagious! great picture!!
laura
virginia
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 12:52PM on this page

70% of girls in South Africa are raped by the time they are 10 years old. Who will protect this girl and educate these boys?! Sometimes I think that I am SO OVER Africa. This picture reels me back. I will definitely come to the exhibit.
Leila
So Cal
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 12:23PM on this page

You all are beautiful people and my heart goes out to the the little ones taking care of little ones. You're in my prayers everyday. God Bless You!
Casey L Peyton
Oklahoma City, OK
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 7:48AM

AWESOME.
Nick
BE
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 6:19AM on this page

Your pictures are awesome...keep striving to be that doctor but you should do photography as a side gig...girlfriend, you can be amazing!!!
Meoshia
Shreveport, la
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:27AM on this page

Amelia is such a beautiful girl...bright eyes, pretty smile. Stay focused and know that things will get better.
Meoshia
Shreveport, La
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:24AM on this page

Alcides,you seem to be such a focused young man,I love the smile.I hope to see more photos and maybe a film from you..Great photo,very innocent..Love it!
Donnetta LaShon
Denver,Co
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:57PM on this page

Latifa:All of your photos are great.I am touched by 'Brother and Sister'.It is simply stunning...fantastic.'Family' touches the soul and mind.You have all my respect,may you prosper!
Donnetta LaShon
Denver,Co
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:51PM on this page

Carla,your bright spirit shows through your work..I'd love to see more photos from you..May all your dreams come true!!
Donnetta LaShon
Denver,Co
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:41PM on this page

Varlito,with your photos,I like the way that you can capture subtle emotions,your parents would be 'very' proud of your accomplishments,I know I am..Keep smiling!!
Donnetta LaShon
Denver,Co
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:36PM on this page

Amelia,I think your photo'A young visitor',has a quiet strength.It is my favorite..I'm looking forward to more of your work..You're future "is" very bright!!
Donnetta LaShon
Denver,Co
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:30PM on this page

Camila,I just want to tell you how beautiful and personal your photo is..Keep up the great work,and keep that lovely smile..
Donnetta LaShon
Denver,Co
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:22PM on this page

There was something about your pictures and words that really touched me,made me want to do all I can to be a better person to all..May God bless you and your family,always..Stay inspired
Donnetta LaShon
Denver,Co
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:14PM on this page

I love the color and how her hair fans out against the green background. The angle is also unusual... it makes the girl seem mysterious, and I want to learn more about her.
Danielle
Durham, NC
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:50PM on this page

Here is a story by itself .
roza
ny
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 7:38PM on this page

Braselino's captures are incredible. Compostion and lighting are just fantastic. I am sure I will have these images flash before my eyes tomorrow and feel it neccesary to tell others of his stuggles to help bring awareness. best of luck to you Braselino.
Anonymous

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:58PM on this page

Carla, my name too is Carla. I like your photo of the woman cleaning shoes because it reminds me of how many thankless jobs women perform in the world; yet in this photo, as in life, this woman and many, many others continue to carry on with smiles on their faces and happiness in spite of adversity. May you find a career that will enable you to be an advocate for many others! God Bless!
DeltaDiamond
Mississippi Delta
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:36PM on this page

Profound. Sad. A child so small ..walking alone with out supervison. Its as if he is invisible to the adult passerbys. Simply Profound.
Frances
Miami, FL
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:59PM on this page

I agree with Sarah.
Lisa
USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:42PM on this page

His bravery is visible in the light he emits with that wonderful smile. Thank you for sharing.
Rai
Indianapolis IN
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:41PM on this page

What a beautiful young girl. Her expressive eyes tell the story, and there is strength within her that shows on her face. Another great photograph Saquina!
Lisa
USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:40PM on this page

Outstanding photo with strength, and pride radiating from these young men! I would love to see their performance. Great job as a photographer Inocencia!
Lisa
USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:33PM on this page

Expressive. Beautiful - in an unsettling way.
Lisa
USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:21PM on this page

Saquina, you take beautiful and thought provoking pictures. Keep up the great work!
Lisa
USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:14PM on this page

Antercia, you will be an economist, or businesswoman. Don't ever give up! I am so proud of you!
Lisa
USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:08PM on this page

Antonio, you, and your brothers give the world hope.
Lisa
USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:05PM on this page

Monica this photo is so profound. The look in this girls eyes speaks volumes to me. Just barely a teenager and caring for a young baby. Glod Bless you all. I am praying for you.
Lioness
Miami, FL
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:52PM on this page

Beautiful picture!! Although the lady is trying to smile I see the sadness in her eyes.. Keep up the good photography, go with your heart you are doing well.. Shirley
Shirley
Canada
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:41PM on this page

HI FROM CANADA PUMLA!! I lost a younger brother to AIDS and my baby brother is dying of AIDS.. I admire your courage and zest for life!! NEVER let anyone bring you down!! You have a beautiful smile and can do ANYTHING you put your mind to. Stay strong!! Shirley
Shirley
Canada
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:32PM on this page

This womans forced smile while being unable to hide the scowl say more than a thousand. This expression speaks volumes.
Ali

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:15PM on this page

They look so much older than they realy are.
Sandy
Washington, USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:08PM on this page

I think it's wonderful that this young woman has such supportive family around her who were so willing to participate in the project with her. What a blessing to her in such a difficult time.
Danielle Peck
Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:58PM on this page

Welcome Home!
Ali

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:57PM on this page

What I love about this picture is that it's familiarity shows through. This picture could have been taken anywhere, and will be related to by many.
Ali

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:56PM on this page

Beautiful picture.
MJ

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:22PM on this page

Your photos speak volumes. May God bless and keep you and all the beautiful children in each photo.
Gillian
New York
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:20PM on this page

What a very handsome little boy. It is sad to see that he has to care for his little brother/sister, and he himself is just a child. We sometimes get carried away with our lives being so hard and there are others in the world who have it harder than we do...Beautiful photo.
Gillian
New York
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:18PM on this page

It's so sad that as much time that we've put into the middle east, we've failed to help these children.
Anonymous

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:34PM on this page

She is adorable!
Sarah
Wildomar CA USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:18PM on this page

God bless him... God bless all of them...
Sarah
Wildomar CA USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:16PM on this page

While it is so heart warming to see these siblings caring for the young it is also very heart wrenching. They are not supposed to be responsible for their parents' responsibilities. Where is their childhood?
Sarah
Wildomar CA USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:12PM on this page

truly heartbreaking photo, it brings a lot into perspective.
Desirae
Idaho. USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:01PM on this page

Amazing photo. It perfectly captures the moment...the smiles, the shadows, it's truly amazing.
Desirae
Idaho, USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:57PM on this page

The innocense and sadness captured in this photograph is completely riveting.
Desirae
Idaho, USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:56PM on this page

YES, YOUR MOTHER IS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON TOO. ALWAYS KEEP GOOD MEMORIES OF HER IN YOUR MIND AND IN YOUR HEART. PRAY AND KEEP FAITH.
ANTOINETTE
SOUTH CAROLINA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:50PM on this page

MY HEART GOES OUT TO THIS LITTLE GIRL. SHE IS A VERY PRETTY LITTLE GIRL. I PRAY THAT SHE GROW UP TO BE SMART AND HEALTHY.
ANTOINETTE
SOUTH CAROLINA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:47PM on this page

I think that it is so sad to see babies carrying babies. Those girls can't be no more than 10. It's soo upseting to know that this is going on. Those poor kids that have to step up and take care of their younger siblings because their parents have died, is just heartbreaking. I wish that there was more that could be done to make sure that this sort if thing doesn't happen anymore. God bless those babies!
Stephanie
New York
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:46PM on this page

These kids look happy and well in body. I rolled tire when I was small and lived in guyana,south america for fun also.............
Jermaine
New Jersey,USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:40PM on this page

Wow so many children are sick and here we are living in a world that is constanly revolved around money!! If you could donate just a little something then maybe these gorgoeous children can live a better life!!
Anonymous

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:36PM on this page

Very emotional.....sweet, yet sad
Marlena
Springfield, Missouri
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:34PM on this page

How wonderful and sad at the same time.
Tara L.
North Carolina, USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:28PM on this page

Cecilia, you keep fighting for what you want and don't let anything keep you back. stay dedicated, focused and determined!!
Anonymous

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:27PM on this page

How beautiful these precious boys/young men are!!! Their smiles of simplicity melt my heart.
Anonymous

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:22PM on this page

I think this is a wonderful project, and I think those women and children are grateful that this project has validated their existence and what they can contribute to the world thru their experiences. However, I think we are indeed missing the big picture. I read the comments of other visitors and how impressed they are with the photographs and stories, as I am. BUT, what would be an even better story is if these women didn't have any stories at all. Its great that these stories are being documented, but the more important story is how these women came to contract HIV and how it could have been prevented. Educating people about how they can contract AIDS is key, and perhaps creating a social revolution in which using contraceptives when you are involved with an infected person is deemed appropriate. And if HIV infection came from crimes against humanity, such as abuse or rape, then these mothers should be concerned about how they can raise their children, especially boys, to think that these injustices are not acceptable even though society has allowed it to continue thru time. I worked in Africa with a research team promoting AIDS awareness to women about contraception and disease, and I was amazed, as I still am, how many were so reluctant to use protection even though they were fully aware of the consequences of HIV disease. Nevertheless, I think this is a great project, and I wish all these women and children well. For them and all others infected in the world, I pray that we will someday find a cure. As a researcher, I am optimistic that we one day will.
Dr. R
Texas Medical Center
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:19PM

This photo is amazing to me, the depth in the boys eyes is what caught my attention. Their eyes have so much to share, yet so much fear in them. Your work is amazing to me. Bless you for what you are doing and keep up the wonderful work.
shel
NC
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:09PM on this page

A beautiful picture of a tragic circumstance. This boy and his baby brother or sister are truly inspiring.
Nicole
Yakima, WA.
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:53PM on this page

After spending 2 years in South Africa it is nice to see that people are starting to understand the multi-face of HIV and AIDS.
Betsy Corne
North Carolina
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:50PM on this page

First, don't have children if they cannot be fed. Abstinence and protection would cut down greatly on the AIDS epidemic. With all the money the US is wasting on that country could be better used at home. Africa will never be anything more than a cut rate third world country where people kill each other daily. If you believe in free speech, you will put this up.
Doug
Virginia
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:50PM

Such a beautiful boy! He has so much warmth in his eyes.
Emily Galloway
Birmingham, AL
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:36PM on this page

This brings tears to my eyes. So many people have only the paper memory of a photograph to tell their history. Seeing it in the hands of a child needs to focus us all to do something to prevent this preventable disease.
Faith
Mentone, CA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:34PM on this page

So innocent and cute yet their eyes seem that they are a little skeptical. Great picture. Thank you Inocencia.
babygirl
MA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:34PM on this page

How precious a life and so innocent and HAPPY!
Jody
USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:33PM on this page

Thank you for encouraging others. My son is 28 years old. He also has AIDS. He is doing very well on medicine and also lives a good life. May God bless you!
Cathy
United States
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:31PM on this page

This photo speaks volumes. A child raising a child. It hurts so deeply to see how much he cares for the baby and he is a baby himself.
Angela
Ohio
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:29PM on this page

Love this photo! Beautiful children, beautiful spirits.
Kristi
Los Angeles
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:29PM on this page

Oh I wish to heal the pain this young one feels. I can not say I know what it is like because I dont but I wish I culd help put a smile on his face just for one day or even a minute. Hold on tite to the memories, they are all that is left...
Jody
USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:23PM on this page

Parabéns Braselino! Com sua atividade, creio que não demora em ganhar o mundo, assim como muitos colegas de profissão. Eu também sou fotógrafo, e assim como você eu iniciei da vontade em mostrar ao mundo o que seria necessário. Certamente pelo fato de você está nesta página, já uma grande conquista. Sua Avó é muito bonita! Tenho uns parentes que também se assemelham a ela. A final somos da mesma origem. Meus parentes antigos foram trazidos para a escravidão no Brasil. Mas tudo isso é passado, vamos amar o presente e querer que o mundo seja melhor a cada dia.
Gregorio
Bahia/Brasil
Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:51AM on this page

Sou brasileiro, portanto de lingua porguêsa, mas o que vale é a expressão como solidário ao que vocês estão realizando. Um trabalho que dignifica pessoas, mesmo diante dos piores desafios. Parabéns!
Gregorio
Bahia/Brasil
Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:35AM on this page

It was a lifetime experience getting to know about RUth Malena as a person and AMF as a charity organization.She`s a woman so unique and distinguishable for what she does.Good work Malena and keep it up.Bravo1bravo!bravo!!!!
JOHNSON NGOCORAI

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007 3:34AM on this page

Beautiful photograph. Keep up the good work!
marie
los angeles
Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2007 7:15PM on this page

what an amazing and fulfilling project...you are amazing joanne.
jeff
olympia, wa
Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2007 2:11AM on this page

in uganda we have many children orphaned by HIv so if we can get a chance of having there photos and they are child headed families,some older women looking after there grand children who are also positiev so this could be intresting so I will be pleased if they are considered
florence masuliya
east africa Uganda
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:35PM on this page

I am a middle school student that lives in Colrado and we dont have to worry about aids. So i will pray for these kids. the photos are really cool but sad
justin
colorado
Posted Monday, October 08, 2007 12:40PM on this page

Hello; this is a wonderful project! I am a huge fan of your shows (starting way back with ER and love SVU!). I would love to assist in this project in any way possible so please contact me! I love to help others and believe it is my mission while here on earth.
Ms. Treyce d'Gabriel
Phoenix, AZ
Posted Monday, October 08, 2007 3:31PM on this page

You captured her loveliest expression,but left your reflect forever confined in her beautiful eyes in return. Keep up your very good work, and thanks for sharing it with all of us.
juanjo
navacerrada (Spain)
Posted Thursday, October 04, 2007 7:55PM on this page

This is an amazing website. These young people have heartbreaking life experiences and they share their world with such sensitivity and generosity. I am quite frankly amazed to learn that Americans supported this project. These children are either natural photographers or they received very thorough training. Regards
Miles
Toronto
Posted Thursday, October 04, 2007 7:04PM

Tu papá, que está en el cielo, puede leer en tu corazón. Nunca dejes de contarle tus cosas.
Anonymous

Posted Thursday, October 04, 2007 6:21PM on this page

your work is beautiful. thank you.
tamala Poljak
los angeles
Posted Thursday, October 04, 2007 12:25PM on this page

wow! this is beautiful and so perfect. you are so talented. thank you for your work.
tamala Poljak
los angeles
Posted Thursday, October 04, 2007 12:23PM on this page

absolutely stunning photographs! you are so gifted. keep shooting. thanks so much for sharing.
tamala Poljak
los angeles
Posted Thursday, October 04, 2007 12:21PM on this page


The programme is great because it helps mothers a lot.
Nwabisa
Khayelitsha
Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2007 12:09PM on this page

my god blass you
sade
las vegas
Posted Monday, October 01, 2007 9:44AM on this page

great shot - very degrees of childhood and the young boy in the lower left hand corner has a rather interesting gaze of cleverness... I really apreciate this moment
cassandra
los angeles
Posted Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:31PM on this page

wow - interesting on many levels.. love the fact that her clothing is reflecting the colors in the coca cola building and the fact that she has a shirt supporting the former president... lovely
Anonymous

Posted Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:28PM on this page

i love how only one person is looking into the lense
cassandra
los angeles
Posted Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:27PM on this page

the look in the women's eyes is so strong... i love this picture
cassandra
los angeles
Posted Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:25PM on this page

this is really great - it reminds me of Mia Couto's book - Sleepwalking land
cassandra
los angeles
Posted Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:23PM on this page

I am a fan of all of the photos, but I have noticed that Aires has a special talent for capturing motion - I think our ideas for taking pictures are really similar and I would love to go to Maputo and share some ideas with him
cassandra
los angeles
Posted Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:21PM on this page

Congratulations for this - it's one of my favorites and shows a positive and inspirational aspect to life in Maputo.. I especially adore the shadow play and the movement
Cassandra
Los Angeles
Posted Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:19PM on this page

This pictures is wonderful and the photographer captured a great moment
cassandra
los angeles
Posted Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:17PM on this page

Bravo to Malena and AMF for being a voice for the disenfranchised! Keep up the good work of providing hope and a more prosperous future to these hardworking women.
Juma Massinga-Sanders
Tucson, AZ
Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:17PM on this page

Hey Lynn-- Great meeting Saturday. This site is everything you said it was--really fantastic.
Suzanne Costello

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007 10:11AM on this page

Join the Global Village - www.majorityworld.com - new global community interest initiative providing a platform for indigenous photographers, photographic agencies and image collections from the Majority World to gain fairer access to global image markets. Best, Rowan
Rowan
Bangladesh & UK - North/South Bridge
Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007 2:35AM

Power to the people!
Hanna

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007 7:47PM on this page

Great work - keep it up.
Mike
Boston
Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:46PM on this page

i would like to meet them one day
courtney wallace
Albany Georgia
Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007 11:32AM on this page

Great work! I hope projects like this thrive in the future.
Steven
Los Angeles, CA
Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007 10:02AM on this page

what a beautiful young woman. And so brave to tell her family about the HIV. So noble of her to commute to be involved with the project. Thabile's smile is bright and her eyes tell you a story. I wish I could meet her and be her friend. I wish her and her children and family peace, love and laughter, lots of laughter. Much Love
renee Marquez
utah
Posted Thursday, September 06, 2007 8:42PM on this page

God they need to be careful, at least wear some shoes while walking through there. My feet cringe looking at this photo.
Wes

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2007 1:34AM on this page

Like a thumb fight!
Wes

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2007 1:26AM on this page

I'm trully in love with your pictures... They speak loudly without saying a word.
Francesca
Venice,CA
Posted Tuesday, September 04, 2007 2:22PM on this page

This one struck a cord. i'm not exactly sure why but it did.....
Francesca
Venice
Posted Tuesday, September 04, 2007 2:17PM on this page

This photo is beautiful! It displays a strong sense of color and composition and it has a playful feel to it. It almost reads as a painting. Nice work.
Cara
New York City, USA
Posted Friday, August 31, 2007 9:45AM on this page

I am deeply moved by this powerful image — by its pictorial simplicity which conveys a story of such complex emotions. Is there any way one can obtain a print?
Susan Rennie
Venice, CA
Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:29AM on this page

This image is stunning both in its aesthetic starkness and the story it tells.
Susan Rennie
Venice, CA
Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:26AM on this page

What an amazing project! Really shows you how each of us has our own way of looking at the world...It means a lot for you guys to enable these kids to share their perspective. I can't wait to hear some of those stories!
Gus Guthrie
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007 4:13PM on this page

ola Namani, o seu trabalho ta optimo, mais forca e que continues a amostrar mais obras a sociedade. obrigado
Inacio Macava
Gondola, Manica, Mozambique
Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007 1:33AM on this page

E muito Bonito Ver Fotos feitas por essa moça qui quase nao contava um dia poder ser fotografa. Muita foraça Marta, e o meu apelo e para que continues nessa aventura
Alberto Joaquim (Beto)
Cidade de Chimoio
Posted Sunday, August 26, 2007 11:22PM on this page

just saiding hi so i hop all of ok
hi

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007 3:35PM on this page

so dulce
panpan
venice
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007 2:38PM on this page

I love this detail image! The gentle grasp of Antonio’s hand on the identification cards show the new purpose these ID cards hold. Great work!
Amanda
Santa Monica, CA
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007 12:31PM on this page

I really love this image! I especially like the way you juxtaposed the boy’s bare feet with the sandal in the dump. I also like your decision to not show the boys face; the anonymous figure stands in for all the boys and girls who take this walk. Keep up your great work!
Amanda
Santa Monica, CA
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007 12:23PM on this page

I love this image! In addition to representing two generations of dignified men, it also reveals the way in which photography can help us remember, immortalize and mesh different periods of time together. You portraits are very powerful; I hope you will continue to make images!
Amanda
Santa Monica, CA
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007 12:15PM on this page

I love the way the mural in the background interacts with the man walking through the scene. I find this image to be very powerful, keep up the great work!
Amanda
Santa Monica, CA
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007 12:04PM on this page

I find this image very intriguing because it draws me in and raises so many questions. I want to know more!
Amanda
Santa Monica, CA
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007 11:58AM on this page

This is a sensational picture. A beautiful girl, could be a model, working so hard!! Thanks for sharing your pictures and stories. Wonderful!! God Bless!
karen
Canada
Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007 2:56PM on this page

My heart goes out to Pamela for being just twenty and have HIV. I am from a small island and we have aids victims hers as well and it's like u said even though u gave free protection ur still seeing young girls pregnant knowing that there partner have more than on partner what can we do for people to take this serious. My prays are with u and ur family
lisa
St Kitts
Posted Monday, August 20, 2007 7:14PM on this page

Eugene Max and I just got back safe and sound. There is a $20.00 US airport tax when you leave. I hope you all have safe travels, thanks for everything ! Steve
Anonymous
Steve and Max USA USA USA !!
Posted Saturday, August 18, 2007 3:13PM on this page

This is such a wonderful portrait.
amra Brooks
los angeles, ca
Posted Saturday, August 18, 2007 9:42AM on this page

welcome to the picture horrific of class warfare, exemplified by the bagel, redeemed by dumpster diving? no sitting on this fence. Where the heck is Mupato? Must waste bandwidth and find out more.
I'm 9 and I need it
San Diego
Posted Friday, August 17, 2007 11:03PM on this page

Watching as this project has unfolded has been awe inspiring and very moving! The children's photo images are powerful. I am learning so much as I see through the eyes of these young photographers Thank you.Thank you. Thank you to everyone involved.
Laurine DiRocco
Los Angeles CA
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:46PM

Max, Is the elephant walking away from something or is the elephant walking toward something? A fan of Max
Anon
DC
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 5:45PM on this page

These pictures are wonderful, Jeremias. You give people in difficult circumstances so much dignity. And you framed the pictures so well - the woman against the decorated wall, and the man seeming to meet a painted figure on his walk.
Alita Letwin
Los Angeles, CA
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 4:21PM on this page

Monica's composition is strong - it captures your attention. My favorite is "At Home". Which picture is Monica's favorite?
Alita Letwin
Los Angeles, CA
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:59PM on this page

A nice picture... gives me an idea of daily life on a sunny day.
Beth
NYC
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:31PM on this page

A very powerful picture.
Beth
NYC
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:29PM on this page

Neal, You and the other volunteers work is inspiring and you are a great example not only to these children, but honestly to the adults in this world who don't know how to help.. And the bottom line is.. Find a way and do it.. Awesome man.
Thom Bishops
LA
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:27PM on this page

Hey Eugene, Keep it up, man. You guys are seriously amazing, and I am so proud and impressed by the kid's photographs. Please tell them all they have a huge fan in the States!
Pablo
In Yo Brain
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:13AM on this page

Yo Jojo! Keep up the amazing work!!!! We miss you and can't wait to hear all of the amazing stories I"m sure you have. I so, so proud of you!!!!!
Pablo aka Lickety Splitz
Over Your Shoulder, Hoovering
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:11AM on this page

I like this picture. It has a portrait.. of the boy smiling, but also of the boys working, and then focus of work. The light focuses the composition, and the darkness creates draws me back.
Beth
NYC
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 5:59AM on this page

I recognize these guys. I can't wait to hear the stories of your and Max's adventures when you return. I want to see some of Max's shots too. Safe travels.
Sean Shanahan
Alexandria, VA
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 5:10AM on this page

this is such a compelling photograph, it really shows the work being done there with this project and everyone seems so engaged.
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:45AM on this page

the light is beautiful coming through the window.
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:42AM on this page

i love the movement and flow of this image, it feels heavy and light all at once.
roxanne

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:40AM on this page

what a powerful photograph
roxanne jannette
venice, ca
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:38AM on this page

Many stories here. The image painted on the wall to the right of this woman is also a fascinating exploration.
Anonymous
California
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 9:13PM on this page

I've learned something new from your pictures and description of capoeira. In this photo, you can envision what the guys are doing from the movement seen and felt in this picture...fantastic!
marsha
california
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:59PM on this page

what an amazing picture and what a talent you have for telling a story, actually many stories in one photo -- I can feel the energy and feelings and even "smell" the scene.
marsha
california
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:54PM on this page

This picture, like the other picture of the dump is great. First, it gives me an idea of the life, the place, the activities. The formal relationship in size between the turkey's and the children is very interesting compostion. I also like the color and atmosphere... altogether a riveting picture.
Beth
NYC
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:18PM on this page

This is an incredible picture. The space, the colors, the movement of all the children, the focus of the two boys in the front.
Beth
NYC
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:14PM on this page

I wouldn't have known this was a bedroom without reading the text but the expressions on all three people are intense - it looks like the place has meaning. The light is amazing, espeically picking up the pattern on the pants of the young man on the left. Great photo.
perry
new york
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 7:10PM on this page

The website is wonderful. It is so nice to be able to see the photographs. Everytime I look I am awed by something new. Braselino, Irenio, and Daniella today... such incredible framing and composition. Beautiful work and so nice to feel connected, to rid ourselves of this idea of separateness.
amra Brooks
los angeles, ca
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:53PM

Happy Birthday Max from all of the shumates! how are you doing? have you mentioned legos to any of the kids? or teach them how to make lego movies or play bass? cya soon carl
carl shumate
parlklawn
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:32PM on this page

The fox has found the rabbit's lair.
Nerad Etamush
Parklawn, VA
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 3:29PM on this page

Are you working for Max or is Max working for you? Is there a mandolin amongst the cameras? I'll be sure to check in daily!
Daren Shumate
Alexandria, VA
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 3:24PM on this page

Antonio, this is a very moving picture. It is expertly framed and the lighting is spectatular. It reminds me of the beautiful old paintings of Saints in the way that is so simple but invites a great deal of reflection.
Mara W-M

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:17AM on this page

Inocencia, this is an incredibly moving picture.
Mara W-M

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:07AM on this page

Joaquim, your pictures really seem to capture the spirit of your subjects - great work!
Mara W-M

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 10:57AM on this page

I love this picture, especially because it reminds me of the beautiful painting The Winnower by Jean-Francois Millet - and connections between artists the world-over, irrespective of time or place.
Mara W-M

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 10:11AM on this page

Inspiring kids to reach their potential is a priceless gift. Photography is very magical.
Barbara Brebner
Vancouver BC
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 7:23AM on this page

I love this picture. Children in a circle, shadows and sun. It is beautiful/
Beth
NYC
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 6:22AM on this page

This speaks to me, the way photographs of my own life speak to me. I don't know the story, but the picure makes me wonder. Something serious is the feeling. Perhaps many photos have a bit of serious, even if there is not a sad story. Because they capture a moment in time which is over. Time is part of the story. Photography is always operating with time.
Beth
NYC
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 6:16AM on this page

A beautiful and touching picture.
Beth
NYC
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 6:11AM on this page

It is wonderful that a teen from Reencontro will be sharing his story. It is hard to understand how great the gap between worlds can be, and at the same time, how people from different places but the same world can touch each other in unexpected ways. Keep up the good work.
Beth
NYC
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 6:06AM on this page

The question of perspective, point of view, story, really stimulates me. I wonder looking forward how this point of interaction and sharing will shape new stories for both the children of Mozambique and the mentors from Venice. Cheers
Beth
NYC
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 5:59AM on this page

Naman, your job is very interesting, you must continue. i think Gesom is a ideal ONG wich can improve this type of work.
agostinho cassalu
chimoio-manica mocambique
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 2:35AM on this page

Hi Max, Are you making a lot of friends in Maputo? I hope so. Have you heard any music or watched any dancing? Can't wait to hear about your experiences and what we can do to help people in Maputo. Do the kids have any books?
Ness
Rockville, MD
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:32PM on this page

Irenio: You have an uncommon eye for composition, color, lighting and interesting subject matter. I think "experienced hands" and "view from the back of the house" would earn first place prizes in any professional photo contest. I look forward to more.
Mary Howard
Delaware, Ohio
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 11:44AM on this page

Neal, How terrific to see their stories. Great work I am in awe of all of you. B
Brian Ann
Los Angeles, CA
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 9:05AM on this page

lynn - i just read what you wrote about the work you are doing now and the description of the collaboration. it is well said and thought out. i agree that multiple perspectives make the whole. the uniqueness of the mentors visions and the childrens visions together are creating an amazing visual story. the kids sound like they really have quite a perspective on their lives. keep up the good work - you are clearly teaching these kids another way of seeing.
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 8:10AM on this page

great! glad to hear the kids are getting your technology expertise as a lesson also! the site is amazing, the photos, the stories, all of it! keep up the good work!
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 8:03AM on this page

the perspective on this photograph is wonderful.
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 8:00AM on this page

wow - I love this - all the color!
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 7:59AM on this page

wow - this photo tells such a story. and that light is so beautiful.
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 7:58AM on this page

Alo Namani! Parabens, tens um futuro brilhante e saiba que a arte "e don de quem cria. Uma vez criadas condicoes, nao disperdice. Um abr.
Joao Junior Raposo
Chimoio -Manica -Mocambique
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 3:24AM on this page

What a stunning photo.. I see so much love!
sarah u.
olympia, washington
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:22AM on this page

This picture is stunning! I love all the sunshine-y colors. great work!
sarah u.
olympia, wa
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:20AM on this page

Amelia, your picture is wonderful. Such beautiful children and you've captured them wonderfully!
karen
Canada
Posted Monday, August 13, 2007 10:16PM on this page

Kids, Mentors & team: Your astounding work is going forward to the end of the earth via the internet! Today, I wish each of you would find the one image that speaks your heart to the rest of the world - whatever that may be. You are doing such incredibly good work and the images are a testament to the experience and your good hearts!!! Show us more and Bring on the light! /ejs
elise
Memphis TN
Posted Monday, August 13, 2007 9:22PM

Ola Marta! Gostaria de te parabenizar pelas fotos e pelo trabalho que tem vindo a fazer nas comunidades, no ambito da campanha de sensibilizacao e mobilizacao contra o HIV/Sida. Nao disista, pois tens um futuro promissor. Bom trabalho
Joao Junior Raposo
Chimoio -Manica -Mocambique
Posted Monday, August 13, 2007 5:53AM on this page

i hope alcides become a real filmmaker, anyway i know the reality of my country( things start but most of the time never end).When i was watching tv news last saturday and Alcides was in the spot it made me feel proud of working with him.
zego
maputo
Posted Monday, August 13, 2007 1:30AM on this page

i hope alcides become a real filmmaker, anyway i know the reality of my country( things start but most of the time never end).When i was watching tv news last saturday and Alcides was in the spot it made me feel proud of working with him.
zego
maputo
Posted Monday, August 13, 2007 1:30AM on this page

The children in your country are so absolutely beautiful!! You've done a wonderful job of capturing these special moments!
karen
Canada
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 2:05PM on this page

Your pictures are incredibly well done. Keep up the great work and may God Bless You all!!
karen
Canada
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 2:03PM on this page

All of your pictures are a fantastic way for us, on the other side of the planet, to learn about your country. Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures. You are all doing a great job!! Keep up the good work!
karen
Canada
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 2:01PM on this page

This is a great picture!!! You captured them wonderfully!!
karen
Life at home
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 1:59PM on this page

looks amazing! really incredible work!
priya
los angeles
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 8:55AM

Namani as suas fotos mostram a realidade nossa, nao so a cultura tambem faz parte, muita forca e que sigas esta careira pois que enquanto crianca aproximando se desta idade que subscreveste nos devemos tentar tudo para o bem estar e transmissao das informacoes para a comunidade. obrigado
Laura Inacio
Mocambique- Manica- Chimoio
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 8:17AM on this page

Namani as suas fotos mostram a realidade nossa, nao so a cultura tambem faz parte, muita forca e que sigas esta careira pois que enquanto crianca aproximando se desta idade que subscreveste nos devemos tentar tudo para o bem estar e transmissao das informacoes para a comunidade. obrigado
Anonymous
Mocambique- Manica- Chimoio
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 8:15AM on this page

Forca nesta caminhada etam bom de ciranca para cianca
Fernando Manjate
Chimoio, Manica, Mocambique
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 7:40AM on this page

Ola Tres gostei muito das suas fotos forca continue asim
Fernando Manjate
Chimio, Manica, Mocambique
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 7:36AM on this page

foi bonito ter tido pelo menos a identidade dos teus parentes.agora sabemos o quanto os bilhetes de identidade sao importantes.tens uma foto e os seus dados.forca,juizo,e muitas felicidades.um dia tera o que hoje nao tens.
felicidade
Chimoio -Manica -Mocambique
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 5:56AM on this page

Good things come in small packages...you can see it on some of their expressions!
Michael
Calgary Alberta
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 12:24AM on this page

Their faces already have too many stories!
Michael
Calgary Alberta
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 12:21AM on this page

I would like to thank Malena for all her amazing work, but in particular for introducing us all to the remarkable work done by Reencontro and for making this all possible.
Gerrie
Los angeles, CA
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 11:21PM on this page

Alcides, I've heard wonderful things about your work. This is a fine example. All the best.
Gerrie
Los angeles, CA
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 11:04PM on this page

WOW!!
Gerrie
Los Angeles, CA
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 11:01PM on this page

This is a beautiful photo. Keep up the great work!!
Gerrie
Los Angeles, CA
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 10:58PM on this page

Thank you so very much for telling me about this site. I have just spent four hours looking at it. It's incredible!!!! I have also passed it on to friends that I'm sure will enjoy it as well. Congratulations!!! Keep up the great work!!! Karen
karen
canada
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 6:56PM on this page

You have a wonderful smile :)
karen
canada
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 6:47PM on this page

Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos. I just want to say I'm so proud of you. When I read your story you have done so much with your life this far and I know that you will continue to make a big difference!!
karen
canada
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 6:47PM on this page

Your pictures are incredible!!! It's wonderful to learn about your country, and the people. Keep up the great work!!! I especially like Sun and shade, a great picture!!
karen
Canada
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 6:45PM on this page

Max, Have you played music with anyone in Maputo? What kind of music do you hear in Maputo? Have you met any anyone your age? How are they like you? How are they different? Do the kids know how to swim? Hey, they live on the Indian Ocean! What are the most important things that you would like to tell me? Tell your friends? Tell your classmates? What have you learned that you can share?
Linda
DC
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 5:10PM on this page

parabens ao seu trabalho gostei das suas fotos e do voco progecto , eu creo que a mas lonje e que as ajudas nao perem, boa sorte para o voco programa
Jose Jeco
Chimoio -Manica -Mocambique
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 1:51PM on this page

Hi Steve, Ran into Linda in downtown DC and she told me all about the project. And Max there, too. How cool is that? Would love to hear more when you return.
Norie Q.
Alexandria, VA
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 5:11AM on this page

Here is my hero.
juanjo n_ maturana
navacerrada (spain)
Posted Friday, August 10, 2007 6:43PM on this page

Hi Chris! Check out your Uncle Curtis's web site--flyingsnail.com. The House is small is the top link. Love, Mom
Mary Howard
Delaware, Ohio
Posted Friday, August 10, 2007 1:13PM on this page

eugene - we are all following the team's work. the photography is really moving and everyone is clearly connecting with the participants. the quality of light & the compositions in every photograph is just stunning and really lends itself to their stories.
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Friday, August 10, 2007 11:28AM on this page

joanne - keep up the good work - the photographs are stunning. the participants are clearly connecting with your expertise.
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Friday, August 10, 2007 11:24AM on this page

this portrait in particular says so much with the light and the directness of it.
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Friday, August 10, 2007 11:23AM on this page

the photographs are so moving. the kids seem to really have grabbed a hold of what you are teaching them & are making a beautiful visual story of their lives. the quality of light in almost every photograph is amazing in itself.
roxanne
venice, ca
Posted Friday, August 10, 2007 11:21AM

I love this picture, it's such a great close-up on these boys, while in the background the dump sort of heaves and steams . . . like two different realities.
Mara W-M
Venice, CA
Posted Friday, August 10, 2007 9:34AM on this page

this photograph is so incredible with the simplicity of the content and the dark colors. it is really beautiful.
angela saylor

Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 5:33PM on this page

Antonio: These are great photos and show your great focus on those around you! Keep up the good work!/ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:53AM on this page

Aires: You've accomplished so much to be so young! Your talents must bring much joy to the children's lives and that is a wonderful way to do good work. Every smile is a success! Thanks for sharing yours./ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:51AM on this page

Namani: The light on Antonio focuses the eye on him very beautifully. You've captured him in a moment of remembrance of things which matter a great deal to him, possibly? Thank you for sharing these images./ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:46AM on this page

Saquina: You are good at framing your subjects! Your Mom would be very proud of you and Irenio and the fine work you've done! /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:41AM on this page

Irenio: Yes, your mother was beautiful and she would be proud of you, Saquina - your whole family and these wonderful photos. Thanks for these images and sharing them. /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:39AM on this page

Felicia: I hope the memories in your photo are good ones. You've made this so, for me. /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:27AM on this page

Antonio: You've done a good job of sharing a view of your world with the rest of us on this earth. Thank you!/ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:26AM on this page

Andre: This is a serious portrait of a serious store keeper! I will check back soon to see what others you might post! /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:15AM on this page

Amelia: How wonderfully you've captured 8 individuals in 1 photo! And I can only see the eye of the person in the very background, but they are as focused on you as you are on them!/ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:12AM on this page

Jeremias: What incredible photos you've taken! I wish I could be there to meet everyone, but you've brought me closer to your world today through this work! /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:09AM on this page

Cecilia: I think that Sun and Shade and Rolling are terrific phots! I wish I could meet all of the people you've captured here! Keep up the good work! /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:02AM on this page

Damiao: Great photos! I dream that all of the kids I'm seeing in the work on this website will one day have a house like Antonio's family. /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 10:57AM on this page

Farida: I see you've captured some of the children in another photograph on this site that were jumping/leaping! I hope you'll be able to continue your studies - and photography!!/ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 10:48AM on this page

Alcides: This portrait is very insightful and makes me wish I could know everyone in it! I read on another part of this incredible website that you've been given a camera to film with and I look forward to seeing it, one day. Stay focused! /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 10:40AM on this page

Nilza: Your passion for the arts will bring a sharper focus on the political necessities that your work highlights. Art always mirrors politics. Best wishes in continuing your education and in all your endeavors./ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 10:37AM on this page

Inocencia: You are doing a good job with these photos and have a great eye for color and composition! Can that little girl really carry that big yellow container when it's full of water?!
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 10:28AM on this page

Nelson: Keep up the good work! I wish you strength, courage in continuing your education and work among children and peers to educate them on the diseases that are decimating their families. I admire, so much, your spirit, generousity and hope this represents for a better future for all in your situation./ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 10:23AM on this page

Hwabisa: You have a wonderful "eye" for framing your subjects and capturing them in the beautiful colors that surround them. Thank you for sharing your own story and giving me a vision of your world. /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 10:18AM on this page


making the doc with Alcides is a diferent experience. it makes me learn new methods of teling real stories .
zego
maputo
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 1:09AM on this page

Eugene! Can't wait to hear about your adventure from you in person. This is a moving project. Fantastic pics and work. :) ps. Get some sleep when you can!
Brian Danker
San Jose, CA
Posted Wednesday, August 08, 2007 10:33PM

Hi Eugene, What an adventure!!! Stay strong and keep up the good fight. Hallo to Joanne.
jay ahn
san jose, ca
Posted Wednesday, August 08, 2007 4:43PM on this page

Eugene, I love the "salmon-colored earth" entry. Now THAT, my friend, is an adjective worth remembering. Nice work, seriously. Looking amazing!!!!! Pablo
Pablo
Close to My God
Posted Wednesday, August 08, 2007 2:22PM on this page

What an awesome adventure! Glad you included Max. Take me next time! Bring back some of that barracuda, will ya?
Rick B
New York City
Posted Wednesday, August 08, 2007 6:52AM on this page


Just when I thought I couldn't be any more impressed by Dr. Baer than I am I ran across this! THANK YOU Neal for your incredible heart and wonderful work. Andrew
andrew brewer
nyc
Posted Tuesday, August 07, 2007 12:08PM on this page

Looks like you are off to a very good start. This is a great photograph showing the mentors at work! We look forward to seeing all that you are teaching these kids.
Roxanne
Venice, CA
Posted Tuesday, August 07, 2007 10:46AM on this page

eugene the site is working so well. the portrait work also looks to be amazing. your description of the surrounding area was really visual and we look forward to seeing it all depicted throught the eyes of these young people. good luck!
rox
venice, CA
Posted Tuesday, August 07, 2007 10:43AM on this page

Eugene! Congrats on making it! Keep on fighting the good fight down there, and keep pushing that Arts Agenda - ha! Take care and can't wait to hear all about it when the team returns!!!!!
Pablo
The Venice Arts Digital Lab
Posted Tuesday, August 07, 2007 9:20AM on this page

Hi MAX, Hope you're learning A LOT in Africa!! Gimme a shout if you have some time. Tell me what's going on over there!!
Mike Olliver
Baltimore, MD
Posted Tuesday, August 07, 2007 9:04AM on this page

Glad to hear that you've all arrived. I can't wait to learn more about the culture of such an incredible place like Maputo vicariously through your experiences. Take care and stay safe.
Michael
Baghdad
Posted Tuesday, August 07, 2007 4:59AM

congrats on making maputo. we are thinking of all of you!
roxanne
venice, CA
Posted Saturday, August 04, 2007 8:14PM on this page

How exciting - Most everyone has made it to Maputo! I have been checking regulary for updates... I wish you all a wonderful next few weeks!
Gina
San Jose, CA
Posted Saturday, August 04, 2007 5:27PM

I really like the picture entitled "I kept all of them." It frames for all of us who could not go to that jail, the vast mystery of the human spirit that can endure and continue even in the face of great suffering. And, on a personal level, it connects me with the act of writing, of people taking time to record their feelings and ideas. Of diaries and notebooks.
Beth
NYC
Posted Saturday, August 04, 2007 8:13AM on this page

This picture is so moving...
Beth
NYC
Posted Saturday, August 04, 2007 8:07AM on this page

Eugene you may know this by now but we have your blue back pack and the small Peloican case. Good luck ! steve
Steve and Max in Maputo
Maputo Holiday Inn
Posted Saturday, August 04, 2007 5:05AM on this page

Eugene you may know this by now but we have your blue back pack and the small Peloican case. Good luck ! steve
Steve and Max in Maputo
Maputo Holiday Inn
Posted Saturday, August 04, 2007 5:05AM on this page

Eugene...Ni Hao! Enjoying the site, great work...and I don't just mean the coding :)
Jasper
Beijing
Posted Saturday, August 04, 2007 4:31AM on this page

Steve, hope things are going well with you and Max as you embark on another teaching jouney. It's a scorcher today in states! Hope the natives understand your sense of humor and countless geopolitical references!
Mike O
Baltimore, MD
Posted Friday, August 03, 2007 5:38AM on this page

was a pleasure to be invited into this project.Iam waiting forward to meet the team.
Jose Augusto Nhantumbo
Mozambique
Posted Thursday, August 02, 2007 6:04AM on this page

I think this project will open the horizons of all of us involved on it
Jose Augusto Nhantumbo
Maputo-Mozambique
Posted Thursday, August 02, 2007 5:31AM on this page

I have been working on a global art project since early 2002. It involves collecting soil from each country in the United Nation for a large fresco to be completed next year. I am hoping your group might collaborate by collecting soil from a special site in Mozambique. The process is approved by the USDA and postage is prepaid by me with DHL. I can send the small collection package to Venice or to Mozambique. Please go to www.commonground191.com for complete information and the volunteer form. Be sure to look at the journal--particularly Zimbabwe II. I would love to have your project and story in the journal. Please feel free to contact me by email or ph 949 338-0921----------Thanks
Gary Simpson
Laguna Beach
Posted Wednesday, August 01, 2007 4:09PM

Hey all! Hope things are going well. Eugene, is there an RSS feed I can plug into for IPE site? thanks!
pablo
Venice, CA
Posted Wednesday, August 01, 2007 11:38AM on this page

good luck & safe travels! looking forward to following your photographic journey!
rox
venice, CA
Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007 4:10PM on this page

good luck, safe travels, the site looks great!
roxanne
venice
Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007 4:00PM on this page

Hi Lynn, I just watched your profoundly moving video on your visit to South Africa. I can't wait to see what you come back with from Mozambique. Bon voyage! Mara (Dante and Zora's mom)
Mara Schoner
Venice...
Posted Monday, July 30, 2007 12:10PM on this page

I like this site. Great work!
Gina
San Jose, CA
Posted Monday, July 30, 2007 11:00AM on this page

Great photo - wonderful colours and contrast.
Ranulf
Australia
Posted Saturday, July 28, 2007 2:46PM on this page

 

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