Tears, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Taken during my trip to Cambodia in August 2014 in Siem Reap rural area presenting mother and her crying child. Tears in the child’s eyes always turn on emotions and reflections about suffering and compassion. This is also a crucial dilemma for a photographer about an involvement in the situation or not. How far are photographers permitted to observe the situation without an involvement. There is no obvious answer for this question. I personally believe that great photographs help viewers to open wider their compassion and understanding for the world problems.

Tears, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 | Exposure f/6 @ 1/100sec | ISO 1600 | Focal Length 155mm
Tears, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 24
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Siem Reap | Cambodia

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.co.uk) in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as Marketing Advisor and Tour Organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

Website: http://instanttravelling.ning.com
Website: http://worldaround.co.uk
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/worldaround.info
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryszard1963

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