East-Timor is located geographically in Oceania, although it is sometimes assigned to Asia instead. Consists of the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, an exclave of East Timor situated on the northwestern side of the island, surrounded by West Timor.
Since East-Timor became independent, no serious photographic work has been done. At least not an in-depth work, because simply it's not easy. Thus, this image and some more I'll post here are, in a way, unique and are the result of many hours and effort to mingle. Some moments where registered only because, at some point, I started to be seen as one of them and not a mere foreigner.
As I see it, this young lady sums up the timorese spirit: strenght, pride, defiance, will to win the struggle.
PS: I appologise for the 500px larger side and watermark in the frame, but some unauthorized use has happened before in other websites (including mine)
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SampraS (619) 2006-03-13 5:25
That's NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC pic!!
Girl has something...amazing
and you've captured it well.
And she has beautyfull eyes although.
Really one of my favourite snaps!
Perfect portrait - great work
arnab_thokder (63) 2006-03-13 5:28
great portrait Joel,
a strange mixture of feelings is evident in her face here. And an useful note here too. Awaiting some more from you(as you said). Nicely done.
OlgaEva (412) 2006-03-13 5:42
interesting, nice and natural
Dakota55 (392) 2006-03-21 20:49
Great shot. Her expression is amazing and your shot very sharp and well exposed. Has this been croped from a larger shot?
You note is also very inturesting.
taypejka (1645) 2006-04-04 10:16
Beautiful portrait with strong eyes and expression of her face. Why is she painted? Was she playing or working, in what circumstances have taken this photo?
spring greetings from
euryan (8440) 2006-04-11 13:46
Wow Joel, you've really captured a powerful shot here. Perfect title as well. I really feel as if she were looking straight into my eyes. Bom trabalho!
Vincent_R (157) 2006-08-31 4:46
A very powerfull portrait!
She's staring right at us with this fearless look.
A typically Timorese face. (was there in '94)
Some small kids even have kindof blond hair!
rasmis (291) 2006-10-01 14:02
Hi Very beautiful portrait. You manage to reflect the brave look buy one can sense the fragileness also. East Timor is hard place to live. Thank for sending this photo.
JEPC (1305) 2006-11-08 22:36
Resolvi visitar as paginas do Timor Leste e encontrei os seus fortes e belos trabalhos!Parabéns pela qualidade técnica e artistica e pela disposição de faze-los!
paulalex32 (4) 2007-04-16 6:30
This is an intense, beautiful capture. Perfect!
Polonaise (5802) 2007-05-12 12:28
Beautiful face. Heavenly eyes.
Hooray to her mother eggs and her father sperm !!!
Oh, yes… And a bit of credit goes to you, Joel.
You see, bro… It's an easy job when you have THAT face in front of your camera…
Still…Thanks for showing..
sbastos (30) 2007-07-19 5:28
Parabens adorei as suas fotografias.Os olhares... fantásticos
- Copyright: Joel Santos (joelsantos) (1413)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Eos Rebel 300 D, Sigma 70-300 Apo Macro Super II, Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-13 5:20
- Favorites: 1 [view]