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. Teresa
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 5:00 am

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

    • Jacquie Parella
      Nov 8, 2012
      at 6:46 am

      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.

  2. Tondja Woods Colvin
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 6:38 am

    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.

    • Jacquie Parella
      Nov 8, 2012
      at 6:56 am

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

  3. Nov 8, 2012
    at 6:39 am

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

    • Jacquie Parella
      Nov 8, 2012
      at 6:57 am

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

  4. Hannah Hinojosa
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 6:40 am

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

    • Jacquie Parella
      Nov 8, 2012
      at 6:48 am

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

  5. dHinson
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 6:49 am

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

    • Jacquie Parella
      Nov 8, 2012
      at 6:54 am

      I may have to include one or two more next time. ;-) There were so many good ones it was hard to choose!

  6. Kate
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 6:53 am

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

  7. Nov 8, 2012
    at 6:53 am

    The one in the cemetery is great!

    • Jacquie Parella
      Nov 8, 2012
      at 9:22 am

      I thought so too! That was actually my favorite.

  8. Tonda Brzostowski
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 7:19 am

    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.

  9. Margo
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 8:00 am

    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!

    • Cindy Fox
      Mar 8, 2013
      at 8:44 am

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

  10. Catherine
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 8:01 am

    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?).

  11. Nov 8, 2012
    at 8:07 am

    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?

    • Jacquie Parella
      Nov 8, 2012
      at 9:00 am

      HAHAHA! Love it!!

  12. Faith
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 11:29 am

    All of them are beautiful!

  13. Mike Stephens
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 12:26 pm

    the bridge ;)

  14. Nov 8, 2012
    at 1:01 pm

    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.

  15. Marilyn
    Nov 8, 2012
    at 7:20 pm

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

    • Jacquie Parella
      Nov 8, 2012
      at 7:34 pm

      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.

    • Jacquie Parella
      Nov 17, 2012
      at 8:24 am

      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

  16. Nov 9, 2012
    at 4:46 am

    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!

  17. Teri
    Nov 9, 2012
    at 9:01 pm

    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

    • Cindy Fox
      Mar 8, 2013
      at 8:46 am

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

      • Jacquie Parella
        Mar 8, 2013
        at 9:19 am

        I’ll be sure to share this idea!

  18. Nov 11, 2012
    at 6:44 am

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

  19. Nov 11, 2012
    at 2:48 pm

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

  20. Cindy Fox
    Mar 8, 2013
    at 8:42 am

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

  21. Apr 4, 2014
    at 12:54 pm

    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.

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