I met this boy on the street of Pune was a member of Islamic Community, which represents 11% of the population of this this town. Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism coexist in Pune with no big tensions in between. The tolerance for minorities in many countries of Asia is remarkable.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 18
Award Score: 63 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 11, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portrait Photography
Photograph Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
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.