Thursday, March 27, 2008

This little Cambodian girl's expression haunts me to this day....




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9 comments:

JD said...

what's the story behind behind the expression?

Vanna said...

I worked on child trafficking a couple of years ago in Cambodia... and I met a lot of children with similar expressions :( and they've stayed with me. What's her story?

Karl Grobl said...

Another photographer and I spent at least 20 minutes photographing her, she never spoke, she never made a sound. I will probably never know what she was feeling that day, but I (and Vanna) have seen that look before...it's usually in the eyes of people who have been through something horrific, perhaps abuse or the recent loss of someone dear to them.

mike said...

me too.

Karl Grobl said...

Hi Mike, I just saw your comment come in. This is the girl who's on your business card correct? I will never forget her....I wonder how she's doing now.

mike said...

I looked for her and her sisters last time I was there, but couldn't find them. Sometimes I like to think she was just upset with her big sisters for having to wait for them, but when I look in her eyes, I can't help but feel it's something deeper--something too tragic for words.

I was happy to see your blog--the words and images go together so well.

Karl Grobl said...

thanks for the nice comment Mike, I really appreciate it.

in terms of the girl...I would like to think she was just upset, but, like you, I fear it was something really deep.

Maybe I can find her this year when I go to Angkor...I'll take a copy of her photo with me.

Thomas said...

I remember this girl and the photo (and Mike's as well).
I think this is why we take photos, no word could ever describe this little girl with that power and emotion...

chenta icha said...

i like dis picture