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Photographing Children in a Developing Country

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I recently came across this post by cashewman called “13 Tips for Great Photography in a Developing Country” (via BoingBoing) and it got me to thinking about the times I’ve shot scenes of life in a developing country.  Over the past few years, I have spent time visiting the orphanages of Tijuana and Baja California, and always bring my camera along for the trips. Whereas in the U.S., photographing children is  fragile and often dangerous ground for photographers to trample, even for those of us with the best intentions, in Mexico the children and their guardians seem to welcome the chance for little ones to be in front of the lens. However, there are two things about photography that I have learned over the years that have helped me to understand the true experience of these orphaned children even better.

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