During the process of looking through our archived images of Pakistan for another grant proposal we are making, I came across this image that I had totally overlooked. I normally mark images with one, two or three stars in the editing phase. This image had none. Yet, it tells so much about the poor laborers in Pakistan that work in the brickyards. Overworked and underpaid, these families are often unable to send their children to school. A kindergarten child in Pakistan has only a 1 percent chance of reaching the 12th grade, according to New York times columnist Nicholas Kristof. Literacy rates hover around 50 percent. The grant proposal is about education in Pakistan so the image works well to tell part of the story.
(Canon 5D, 24-105mm @28mm , 1/125 sec, f8, ISO320)
Photos ©Copyright Gary S. Chapman 2011