I was wandering around the plaza of Malinao in Aklan province when I saw this little girl struggling to carry her load. I wasn't sure if she was coming from school carrying her school bag on her head or she was coming from an errand, maybe from the market. She might have been working a a 'school girl' in one of the more affluent families in town. It is common for Filipino families in the province to employ 'school girls,' usually daughters of less well off relatives. They serve as 'errand girls,' helping in the running of the household, usually doing menial task like washing dishes or feeding the chickens etc. They usually stay with the family and are treated as members of the family. The family feeds and clothes them, sends them to school, sometimes up to the collegiate level.
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kensimage (8565) 2006-03-14 10:58
Very cute picture, Ken, makes one say "Awwww..." The telephoto works well for this. You caught her is a good pose with a nice "burdened" expression. The worn sidewalk and overgrown grass make a nice context. Regards, Ken.
pablominto (53746) 2006-03-14 11:50
A great photograph, not beacause it is well composed and so on... but because you manage to capture somthing in her expression and posture, that I really have to work my mind to interpret!
A touching scene accompanied by a good note, TFS..!
Clochette (8076) 2006-03-14 19:31
Just excellent. I love everything in your pic. The composition is good, as well as the DOF. You captured not only a cute little girl, but also you transmit a beautiful emotion. One of my favourite, thank you so much.
- Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) (3412)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Heliopan UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Philippines, January 2006
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-14 10:39
- Favorites: 2 [view]