Row of Children Waiting for Porridge, by Masja Stolk

This photo is taken i a school for children that lives in the slums of Thika, 1,5 hour drive from Nairobi. I was here with an ngo http://macheo.org/ that is a foundation operating a childrens home for 56 children, income generating projects an an education programme, wich support thousands of children in the nearby slums. I went there as a volunteer photographer because i like to do something for other people. Children are waiting with cups for a lunch meal, porridge.

Row of Children Waiting for Porridge, by Masja Stolk

Canon EOS D400 | AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G | Focal length 42mm | aperture f/5.3 | shutter 1/400sec | ISO 400
Row of Children Waiting for Porridge, by Masja Stolk

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 20
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Thika, Nairobi | Kenya

Photographer: Masja Stolk (Gouda, Netherlands) Registered
Masja Stolk is a passionate photographer from central Gouda. After 15 years hard work as a hairstylist she started her real love, photography. She has also complete school of photography. Masja work consists primarily o fadvertising and reportage photography, where she has specialized in portrait photography. Since 2006 she regularly form a creative team of art director Erwin Bik and work for various clients. Its sometimes just a photo shoot, sometimes just a logo, a style sometimes with all the trimmings. But it always comes down to ideas into images. Images that speak, stand, or just feelings reinforce a combination there of. Masja is very fond of traveling and goes two times a year on non-profit basis to other countries to make reports for charities, in addition she also likes to travel with her family. Last year Masja went for st. Macheo to Kenya and have made pictures of projects in the slums and schools, and there she made ​​a nice report. She is also been to Bangladesh to photography disabled children to draw attention in west Europe to this group of children that really can use some help.

Portfolio: http://www.masjastolk.nl
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9862929@N07/
Tumblr: http://masjastolk.tumblr.com
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