Sunday, August 24, 2008

Faces at the fence


These children in a village on the Kerevat/Kokopo road, were very curious of the white meri with the bokis piksa (camera). Their mama was encouraging them to smile for me but they were very shy.



The boy on the right has grile - a common skin complaint here caused by a type of fungus/ringworm.






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I am in Port Moresby until Wednesday. See ya then!!!!

8 comments:

Sally said...

Oh, ringworm - a horrible thing. Had it a few times, not pretty!
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Abraham Lincoln said...

I think your photography is always good to see. And this post is no exception.

I will put the Deer Hunting story on the Brookville Blog for Sunday (or tomorrow). I sometimes wonder if I could still walk through the woods without making a sound.

JM said...

It looks like all kids are so cute out there! Great pictures, Jules! :-)

Hilda said...

I find it amazing that they're dark yet have such light brown hair. It only happens here among those who live near the shore — their naturally dark hair gets bleached by the salt water and the sun.

That fungal infection looks bad. I take it most of them cannot afford the anti-fungal creams needed to treat it?

USelaine said...

I wondered about the light hair too, but Hilda seems to have an explanation. It is surprisingly blond.

These are such wonderful, subtle expressions.

Steffi said...

Interesting pictures!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Whitfield ointment. That's what we use here in Jamaica to treat ringworm. It's cheap and effective!

I never tire of seeing these children with their dark skin and blonde hair. I think they are so beautiful.

Squirrel said...

sad that grile is a common complaint. they are adorable children.