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Joaquim

Since losing both parents to AIDS in 2001,16-year-old Joaquim and his 20-year-old older sister, Albertina, have lived on their own; they are very close. Joaquim and Albertina survive through the support of Reencontro, who help them with food and school fees. Joaquim also credits Reecontro with getting him back into school and out of trouble. He is now committed to staying in school in order to better himself and his community. As money is Joaquim's biggest worry, he attends night school in order to look for work during the day.

Joaquim is a passionate artist who dreams of becoming a math professor. About The House Is Small he says, "I love studying photography and the project. It has opened my eyes to new ways of seeing life. One day, I hope to fly overseas and see the world. (In the meantime) I want the world to see my photos and to come and see me, to see that I am a good friend and have a warm heart."


comments from website visitors:

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

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

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

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 10:57AM

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I want the world to see my photos and to come and see me, to see that I am a good friend and have a warm heart.


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Friends
Joaquim

Higher power
Joaquim

Paper memories
Joaquim

Girl
Joaquim

Tomatoes for sale
Joaquim

Craft work
Joaquim

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Sketched up
Tomas Cumbana

Photo review
Tomas Cumbana

Joaquim
Russell Baer

Friends
Joanne Kim

Brother and sister
Andre

Little Capoeirista
Andre

Joaquim and his sister
Andre

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