Do Not Hinder Them

Posted on: March 09, 2016 Written by
Do Not Hinder Them
  Picture Praise Photography by: Ewien van Bergeijk - Kwant        




Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.


Matthew 19:14


It was a beautiful encounter in the streets of Koutiala, Mali. The picture seems to be staged, but that was not the case. These girls happily showed me what they could do with a tire and thoroughly enjoyed doing so together. It was fun for me too, because of the spectacular display of light and the colors of the actual portrait that seem to splash off the canvas.

“Not the standard penetrating black and white, but a spectacular color photo. It is a pleasant street scene in Mali. The color scheme, the different expressions on the faces, and the beautiful light make this a nice portrait.” (Judge



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About the author

Capturing hope in daily life, Dutch photographer and videographer Ewien van Bergeijk uses photography to raise awareness and funds for projects in West-Africa. Building relationships with people forms the foundation of her art. She and her husband currently live in Senegal, West-Africa. Read their story on:

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