Through the Eyes of a Child: Eastern India

child photographer What does life look like through the eyes of a child photographer? Several sponsored children in eastern India were given cameras and a chance to find out.

Which photo is your favorite?

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Photos gathered by Provashish Dutta, Field Communication Specialist

A special “thank you” to our young photographers: Ismita, Umesh, Arjun, Soma, Gloriya, Mandira, Joseph and Deepak.

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  1. Randy Bayne April 4, 2014

    All the photos are great and helps me to better understand what my own sponsorship of a child in Southwestern India means. Thanks so much for the “Through the Eyes of a Child” series. As a photographer myself I find it wonderful.

  2. Cindy Fox March 8, 2013

    These pictures are awesome, so well done that I could not pick a favorite. God bless you all! Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. Gail November 11, 2012

    I like the bridge and boat photo as it shows the contrast between old and modern, wealth and poverty. Very India.

  4. Stacey November 11, 2012

    I liked all of them, but especially the one of the bridge. And the one of the cemetery.

  5. Teri November 9, 2012

    I liked the one of the man walking through the alley and the children eating…they are all beautifully done, but those are my favorites. You should make a calendar with these photos on it…a different calendar for each country, and sponsors could buy those form their child’s country, and somehow income could be generated for the projects…just a thought! <3

    1. Cindy Fox March 8, 2013

      What a good idea, Teri! I hope they do it! That would be do neat!

      1. Jacquie Parella March 8, 2013

        I’ll be sure to share this idea!

  6. Rebekah November 9, 2012

    I love these “through the eyes of a child” posts! It is so neat to get an idea of what a child’s life in another country is like. I’d have to say that my favorite of these is the first one of the little boy in the blue shirt…so precious!

  7. Marilyn November 8, 2012

    I love it,I wish they would do this in Peru where I have a child!

    1. Jacquie Parella November 17, 2012

      Hi Marilyn! I thought you’d like to see this photo post from Peru:

      http://blog.compassion.com/pictures-of-peru-what-does-peru-look-like

    2. Jacquie Parella November 8, 2012

      That’s one country we didn’t get photos like this for. :-( BUT we have a team of bloggers going to Peru next week. Tomorrow’s blog post will have more details about the trip. We’ll have LOTS of photos and hopefully some video to share as well.

  8. Lizzie November 8, 2012

    They are all so beautiful!! I love to not only see the world through a child’s eyes, but also just see the world! Can’t wait for more these posts. Maybe there will be one from one the countries I sponsor in.

  9. Mike Stephens November 8, 2012

    the bridge πŸ˜‰

  10. Faith November 8, 2012

    All of them are beautiful!

  11. Martin Cregg November 8, 2012

    My favorite is the one of the young child wearning the light blue shirt. The expression is the eyes is filled with mischievous adventure. Kind of asking the question: is it really OK to do that with this string?

    1. Jacquie Parella November 8, 2012

      HAHAHA! Love it!!

  12. Catherine November 8, 2012

    The bridge shot is spectacular. This child has an eye for photography. I love seeing the pictures of India; one of my sponsored children lives there and I don’t get to see pictures of where she lives. I also love the close up one of the child with the spool (of wire?).

  13. Margo November 8, 2012

    I am simply amazed that I have browsed through a group of pictures that are professional quality taken by children! I have no favorite. I am in awe of the photographers!

    1. Cindy Fox March 8, 2013

      I agree Margo. Praise God for those photographers. :)

  14. Tonda Brzostowski November 8, 2012

    Only through the eyes of a child! I personally love the photo with the children eating with their backpacks on.
    Our sponsored child Namita is from India. Can’t wait to see a new photo of her soon.
    All the photos are beautiful.

  15. Arty November 8, 2012

    The one in the cemetery is great!

    1. Jacquie Parella November 8, 2012

      I thought so too! That was actually my favorite.

  16. Kate November 8, 2012

    How could I possibly pick a favorite? What a fantastic idea! This pictures blessed my heart. :-)

  17. dHinson November 8, 2012

    I loved this! Wish there were more pictures to see :-)

    1. Jacquie Parella November 8, 2012

      I may have to include one or two more next time. πŸ˜‰ There were so many good ones it was hard to choose!

  18. Hannah Hinojosa November 8, 2012

    I love these posts where you show photos that the kids take!!

    1. Jacquie Parella November 8, 2012

      Thank you Hannah! We’re going to be posting several like this over the next few months. :)

  19. Katie Axelson November 8, 2012

    My favorite is the image of the children all eating. It melts me!

    1. Jacquie Parella November 8, 2012

      I know, right?! Can we just head over to India now!

  20. Tondja Woods Colvin November 8, 2012

    The modern bridge is in such contrast to the poverty that surrounds it. What we build, which should be love for our fellow man, is what a society values.

    1. Jacquie Parella November 8, 2012

      Reading your comment Tondja and looking at that photo again I am really seeing that contrast with the bridge and the boats below it.

  21. Teresa November 8, 2012

    I really like the tile mosaic. It’s always educational to see things from a child’s perspective.

    1. Jacquie Parella November 8, 2012

      I agree! I really liked the shot of the guinea pig. I thought it was fun.

      I think though my favorite was the cemetery photo because for me it was unusual to think of a child being so near a cemetery to take a photo like that.

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