The Eyes Of Childhood

Posted on février 9, 2016 in Travel Journal

There is a quote from Neil de Grasse Tyson which says: « We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there. »…  I like spending time with children, learning more about their dreams and their expectations for the future. There is in their eyes a truth, a taste for adventure and  risk that we don’t find anywhere else…

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The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

We were talking in her house and when I realized that her hair was a little bit bleached in red. I said: « Is your hair red? » She laughed. I found her smile as beautiful as rare. I took this photo with her smile on and thanks to the blur it is like a drawing to me.

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Bhutan 2014 – © Jerome Gence

A boy in Bhutan next to his mother and sister. The colors and the protective way he stood between both of them touched me.

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Burma 2014 – © Jerome Gence

I met this little girl while I was walking in the streets of Yangon. She was waiting and looking out the window car in the traffic jam. I found this scene particularly full of poetry.

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The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

Portrait of a little girl in Bhutan. I was touched by both the light and the way the girl was watching over the window.

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Bhutan 2014 – © Jerome Gence

 

A kid in Bhutan dressed with an overall. I liked the way he was watching the mountains and the shape of the overall exposed to the wind.

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Karabagh 2014 – © Jerome Gence

 

Portrait of a little girl met in Karabagh. I was really touched by the way she was standing up against the wall and by the contrast between herself and the teapot..

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The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

Portrait of Indra, a little girl from Dolpa who dreams to become a doctor. To me, there is something undefined and beautiful in her expression.

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Cambodia 2014 – © Jerome Gence

A group of young monks met during the lunch break on a road in Cambodia .

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