Young Pride by Ryszard Wierzbicki

The Ethnicity of Nong Khiaw Area is specific. Local Communities are poor but significantly happy with their life. Even Children present their Pride of their identity in an open manner. This Girl was very self confident and brave with expressing her disagreement for the intruder who entered to her Village.

Photo of the day 03112018 1n

NIKON D5000 with 35-262mm | Exposure 1/125sec @ f/5.3 | ISO 800 | Focal Length 175mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
November 3, 2018



Value 11
Clarity 12
Composition 17
Style 12
Skill 12

Award Category
Portrait Photography

Photograph Location
Nong Khiaw Area, Northern Laos

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.

Current Location
Swindon, United Kingdom




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