In Ngong Khiew area there are many villages, which are not accessible on foot. You have to hire a boatman with a boat to go few miles down the river to experience local communities living in a distance from civilization. In South-East Asian countries there is a common habit that older brothers and sisters are taking care about their younger sibling. Especially girls are very supportive to their mothers with household work, by helping and taking care of the youngest. And this is such a situation of this kind I spotted.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 18
Award Score: 56 (Value 10, Clarity 10, Composition 16, Style 10, Skill 10)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Candid Photography
Photograph Location: Ngong Khiew | North Laos
Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.pl) in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.