Childhood, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

This photo was taken during my visit in Ngong Khiaw village in northern Laos, in December 2012. As usual in such kind of situation local kids were gathering around to see who visited the place. Older children were taking care of the young ones, so literary they take a part of responsibility of upbringing and have a big input of the whole childhood of their brothers and sisters.

Childhood, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure ƒ/8.0 @ 1/250sec | Focal Length 100.8mm | ISO 200
Childhood, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 24
Award Score: 66 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Ngong Khiew | 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 ( Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( 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.


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