The little girl behind the window

20 Jun

Between prison and freedom…

One month ago, my friends and I were taking pictures in Bourj Hammoud (Lebanon).  Suddenly we noticed a window where this little girl was standing looking at us. My first thought was to ask her : “What’s your name?” She looked at me with this scary shy look and didn’t reply.  As I heard her mother calling, I took pictures as fast as I could.

Prison                                                                                                                                                  In the first one, the little girl seems stuck in a prison, behind a grating; she can’t go out and play like other kids of her age.

The little girl behind the window - Stuck in a prison

The little girl behind the window – Stuck in a prison

Freedom                                                                                                                                             On the contrary, the second one shows a hole in the grating; it can be the the gateway to freedom.

The little girl behind the window - Gateway to freedom

The little girl behind the window – Gateway to freedom

It’s funny how you can take two picture at approximately the same moment of the same person but the subject of the two pictures is quite the opposite!

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