Visitors are Here, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Another of my photographs from Bodh Gaya, India, in July 2011, where these two curious kids were watching visitors. Kids like these always appear in front of tourists out of nowhere, but they are a great topic for documentary photography. These two poor kids were particularly interested in my camera lens.

Visitors are Here, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 18-200mm | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/125sec | ISO 800 | Focal Length 200m
Visitors are Here, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 09
Award Score: 58 (Value 10, Clarity 10, Composition 15, Style 11, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as Marketing Advisor and Tour Organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

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