This photo was taken during my trip to Luang Prabang, in December 2012. This boy was with other children and they were mowing hay on the side of the road. It was a hard job for kids, especially that some of them were of about 4-5 years old. That was the way they supported their parents in household works. What is interesting no one seemed to be unhappy of doing so.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 07
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Candid Photography
Photograph Location: On the Way to Luang Prabang | 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.