Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Outside Looking In

Outside Looking In
Originally uploaded by camera_rwanda.

I actually took a few photographs of the Gisimba children at this and other windows of the classroom in which my translator/friend Denise and I took turns teaching the other orphans photography. Every Saturday, this happened: as we taught a small group of 20 or so eager children inside, others hung onto the louvres outside, looking in at us, their hearts hopeful that the next Saturday, they'd be inside the classroom.

This image, then, is a metaphor to me. How while some receive, others look on, hoping, waiting for their turn. Will it ever come?

Most importantly, what is our role in all of this?

Gisimba Memorial Center.
Kigali, Rwanda.
A brightly lit Saturday morning.
June, 2005.


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