Photographer's Note

I haven't posted anything on TE for months. However, I just returned from a brief trip to Ukraine, where I was able to gather a few shots worth sharing.

The haunting eys of this little girl, Alla, reminded me of "The Afghan Girl" (National Geographic - years ago). I got only a couple shots at her and this is the best I could come up with.

I didn't get her story, but I assume it involves fear and suffering - resulting from the 70% unemployment and consequent privations that plague the area in which she lives - Lugansk Oblast, in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. Most of the coal mines and stell factories in the area have shut down, unable to compete in the global market. Hopelessness abounds.

Dave

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  • Copyright: David Larson (DaveLarson) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 144] (798)
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  • Date Taken: 2005-06-20
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  • Date Submitted: 2005-06-30 21:56
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