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Many parents will not allow their daughters to be taught by male teachers because they think it is inappropriate. Unfortunately, female teachers are very scarce. This creates a self prepetuating cycle.
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Given 2005-06-11
Hanging Out by ~epiphyte78 It's funny. I can look at a thumbnail and immediately fall in love with a photo. It happened with this one. Just love it. ( Suggested by simul and Featured by cweeks )
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BlackSnoopy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006  Student Artist
nice photo
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Vibesh Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006   Photographer
I see it's been ages since you posted this pic, but wow, I love it. The child's expression is both funny and sad... Composition and colours are also great.
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hepikied Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006   Interface Designer
very powerfull capture!
this is very very well compose, the tone fits just perfect
memorable photograph!

the image realy stands for the title and descrption!
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BartekZielinski Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Professional Photographer
Wonderful :wow: I like that tones and unique textures.
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Jadedinc Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
this is so beautiful.. a really moving piece.
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Be17aiah Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
I featured this piece alongside 21 other deviations in my journal entitled "22 Must See Deviations Edition IV." Please swing by and take a look and support some of the other artists.
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Jellings Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Student Filmographer
wow!
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Moonrain-Soliloquy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
All I saw was the cheeks! So cute! I love this image. :+fav:


Great work!
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4aih Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
VERY NICE!!
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Lulis-83 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
wonderful shot... :+fav:
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uAe-Designer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
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waldemar-pfordte Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005   Photographer
Great picture, she's a tiny little thing, isn't she? =D


Congratulations on the DD, a couple of days late. =)
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Maneschijn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
This image really speaks to me. Beautiful!
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maggi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
Nice picture.... The Sepia feel looks good
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Matricidal Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005   Photographer
I love this, it really speaks to me.

Hehe, the Munchkin is cute
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einetatdesmordes Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005   Artisan Crafter
yes ..that is a small child, beautiful photo though.
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cagari Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
One word.... WOW!
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BBCVersus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005   Photographer
This is really a beautiful piece of art...and a sincere comment.... Congrats on DD... this derves more than that.... :)
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PerContra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
He's so cute and little, perfect composition! I would love to teach him, poor little kid. *wants to hug him and teach him about the world*
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1980 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
i'm glad this photo was given a DD so that many people will be able to see and appreciate it. unfortunately, it seems not many people bother to read the caption you included, so they miss the point of the photo.

this a sad but very beautiful photo. i hope more people will appreciate the context where it was taken from. kudos to you.
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epiphyte78 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   Photographer
Thank you so much. Ok, this time, how to defend the people without being tricked into an explanation?

It's not their fault. I take full reponsibility.




























(read comment above for explanation)
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ThyGod Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Professional General Artist
Wow.
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sarahaha Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
When I first looked at this, my thought was Afghanistan. From browsing through your gallery, I still think that's where this photo was taken.

I have to agree with the comment that the title doesn't reflect the mood that you were trying to create, and I'm a bit confused about all the comments saying how funny and cute this is... the tones of the shot, and the tone of the words don't reflect any humour to me.

The composition is good, I think the fact that the door jamb is centred seems to show a divide. Well done, and congratulations on the DD, although I'm not sure if they quite understood your intention either...

Then again I could be completely wrong.
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sarahaha Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
Walaikum salam,

I don't know what it was about the pic, I guess having a bit of knowledge of Afghanistan helps, but it's just... the walls, the child... they're uniquely Afghan. I felt really stupid saying that after I looked through your gallery and saw all the other Afghanistan photos... but oh well. :)

Funnily enough, we were discussing this in my Language & Literacy class the other day, that no matter what the author's (or artist's) intentions everyone will view the piece in a slightly different way dependent on their past, surroundings, religion, values, and even their mood at that time of day. I don't think it reflects on your work in any way, it just shows how unique we all are, and it's a wonderful thing that we all see things differently, it gives us renewed perspective.

This picture has a really special meaning for me now, and I feel the need to share it with you. I'm studying education at the moment, and felt like I was banging my head against a wall... it seemed pointless and I wondered if I had made the wrong choice. I was seriously considering dropping out and was at a low point when I saw your picture. When I saw it, and read the description, it reminded me why I wanted to be a teacher in the first place. I don't want to teach people who have all the things they want, who are privileged and to whom an education is unimportant. I enrolled in my course to gain the skills to become a teacher at any level and travel. I want to go to places like Afghanistan, and teach the girls enough to read and write, just what they need to get by and help themselves and their families achieve something a little bit better. Gosh, now I have a tear in my eye. Sigh. I think you know what I mean, you've been there, you've seen it first hand. I just wanted to thank you for giving me that gift and reminding me of my purpose.

Seems like maybe we both got something out of this experience. Thanks Carlos.

:handshake:
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epiphyte78 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   Photographer
Salaam Aleiycum,

Love your comment. Good guess on Afghanistan. How could you tell?

Definitely agree with the title. I coulda done better then that.

Regarding interpretations and intentions. Like I mentioned before, nobody but me can really take credit for other people understanding or misunderstanding my work. If I hadn't included a description probably no one would have understood my intention.

Let's compare it to a poem. If I write a poem and 100 people interpret it 100 different ways does that say more about the people or the poem? Probably more about the poem.

So then I have to look at my work and ask myself if enough people interpreted it the way I wanted them to. I personally don't mind that some people just appreciated the photo without the message. For me the messsage is more important then the photo but I can't stand it at school when people are always trying to bang me over the head with their world saving agendas.

Hmm, I hope none of that sounded like an explanation. Read my latest journal entry for my thoughts on explanations. Darn it, it kinda does. Quick, let me rationalize it.

I think by critiquing the interpretations you inclined me to defend the variety of interpertations and therefore I was tricked into explaining myself. Very sneaky.

My main point was, thank you so much for sharing your perspective with me and making me evaluate intentions vs interpretations.
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sarahaha Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
Walaikum salam,

I don't know what it was about the pic, I guess having a bit of knowledge of Afghanistan helps, but it's just... the walls, the child... they're uniquely Afghan. I felt really stupid saying that after I looked through your gallery and saw all the other Afghanistan photos... but oh well.

Funnily enough, we were discussing this in my Language & Literacy class the other day, that no matter what the author's (or artist's) intentions everyone will view the piece in a slightly different way dependent on their past, surroundings, religion, values, and even their mood at that time of day. I don't think it reflects on your work in any way, it just shows how unique we all are, and it's a wonderful thing that we all see things differently, it gives us renewed perspective.

This picture has a really special meaning for me now, and I feel the need to share it with you. I'm studying education at the moment, and felt like I was banging my head against a wall... it seemed pointless and I wondered if I had made the wrong choice. I was seriously considering dropping out and was at a low point when I saw your picture. When I saw it, and read the description, it reminded me why I wanted to be a teacher in the first place. I don't want to teach people who have all the things they want, who are privileged and to whom an education is unimportant. I enrolled in my course to gain the skills to become a teacher at any level and travel. I want to go to places like Afghanistan, and teach the girls enough to read and write, just what they need to get by and help themselves and their families achieve something a little bit better. Gosh, now I have a tear in my eye. Sigh. I think you know what I mean, you've been there, you've seen it first hand. I just wanted to thank you for giving me that gift and reminding me of my purpose.

Seems like maybe we both got something out of this experience. Thanks Carlos.

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epiphyte78 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   Photographer
Sara? or Sarahaha?

That would be a cool name if it is your name. I can't really say it without laughing.

Man, I would never admit to a tear but I'll admit to getting a little choked up. Like I swallowed a pollywog or a small frog. I mean, I can't really ask anything more from photography then what you've given me. The knowledge that a photo I took helped someone across the globe make a pivotal decision in their life is very priceless, and not a little scary. A life dedicated to helping others has great rewards but also comes with great sacrifices as well. You have my utmost respect and admiration. Thank you so much for sharing that personal insight, its a treasure and inspiration that will help me make important decisions in my life as well.
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sarahaha Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
Sarah... the haha is for laughs :p
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epiphyte78 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
Oh no! It's almost too late. I kinda enjoyed saying Sarahaha and was saying it for a while and it would sound strange to shorten it down.
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OccidoTe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005   Writer
I like the pic! for some reason it reminds me of Anikan (cant spell) off star wars ep. I.... very cool
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emogirlswish Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
awww....shes so beautiful. what a great capture, well done :)
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divmang Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it. The expressiveness imposed by the child's expression is simply amazing. Great shot.
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variabell Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
... I really want that kid... so small... so adorable!
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Crazy-Opossum Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
This is very beautiful!
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SoltisViolin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
INCREDIBLE composure! I love it.. it captures the essence if that childs disapproval.. I can almost feel their stress.. incredible!
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RiGhTuShOoK Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005   Interface Designer
Wow, wonderful :D
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demonicmonkies Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
Those poor little girls, I would hate knowing that I couldnt get an education over something that was out of my control, like the fact that I have no y chromosones.
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sweetzz145 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005   Photographer
aw :aww: hes so little...very nice shot
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NSH Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Professional Photographer
oh wow this is just classic
could not have been captured any more perfectly
textures and composition are spot on

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karolkorn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Professional Photographer
:wow: This shot is amazing!! You captured all the fellings of the child, wich can be interpreted in many different ways, depends on whos looking. Great picture! Congrats!
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phaelax Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
"female teachers are very scarce"

what are you talking about? Like 80% or more of all my schools had female teachers
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epiphyte78 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   Photographer
Hey there! Thanks for sharing that. Somebody else mentioned the same thing. I'm guessing we have more female teachers here in the US then Afghanistan. Show the photo to your female teachers and tell them as soon as Afghanistan is less dangerous they should go to Afghanistan to teach girls who won't receive an education otherwise. Tell them you would do it but you are a guy and many parents won't let their daughters be taught by male teachers.
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1980 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
yes, but you're talking about your country.
in other parts of the world, education is still considered a male priviledge.
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I-am-addict Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
interessting' pix
:)
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lenababy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005   Photographer
ok, so this is now my new favorite photograph of all time...

<3
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eyeJ Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
LOL i thought that the child is a bottle. LOL LOL LOL
It is a great shot. Realy nice! :)
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epiphyte78 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   Photographer
hehehe, that's funny. thanks for sharing your interpretation with me.
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gorefiend Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005   Photographer
:+fav:
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nartlee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
it's heartbreaking..
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pandora9kry Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
This is adorable. I absolutely love it!
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