The good news is that the survival rate of children with cancer is very good. What was surprising to me was when I discovered that the majority (approx 50%) of children afflicted with cancer are under 5 years old. Seems kinda wrong to be living with an illness like that in childhood.Coincidentally, I went to Assisi Home and Hospice several years ago when I was helping to set up similar hospice NGO in Malaysia. It was an emotional experience. The sad thing is that now it seems to have more children there
Glad you got an interesting read out of the Tuol Sleng entry. It still gives me a shiver whenever I look at pictures from that visit.last time I saw your Cambodia/Tuol Sleng.... made me feel very sad for few days :sweat: and I ended up with googling all day for the additional info...
Sometimes it's hard finding the right balance between editorial content and images. I do think that descriptive text goes a long way in bringing out another dimension in photojournalism. Personally, I didn't think I did enough for this particular article but for the sake of preserving a certain level of anonymity to the patients, I thought I had better be restrained.Very moving photos and which really helped to accentuate the illustrate the words even further. I had a very good read. I am glad you didnt over do it and took the subtle approach.
I went through the same emotions myself when I was reviewing the images after the shoot. Somehow when I was behind the camera, I was quite detached from the scenes I was capturing.The pictures of the handicapped girl and the old lady in bed at home are powerful images... i felt distressed/sad when looking at them. :cry: