Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Kids' Pictures from the Hospital

These next two posts feel a little Sally Strutherian to me, so let me explain.  Butare's hospital and the National University are located on the southern edge of town.  I was trying to walk around the hospital to cut over to the University but ended up hitting a dead end and just had to cut across the hospital grounds.  As I walked through, several of the kids in these shots saw the camera on my arm.  They wanted me to take their pictures so they could look at themselves on the screen on the back.  Ultimately, this led to a whole group of young patients literally taking over 1,000 pictures on my two cameras over the course of about 2.5 hours.  I definitely didn't set out on Saturday to get a bunch of pictures of sick Rwandan kids so I could put them on my blog.

While they struggled to keep the camera square and the subject in frame, they took some incredible shots.  This post features my favorites of what they took, and the next post is some of my pictures.









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