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Hard Road

344. Hard Road
Photo By: notes-on-vision
Post Date: 30th March, 2009

Place: Hemja, Nepal
Man, so brutal. Kids so young, some no older than five, slaving through the searing midday sun with wire brushes, grinding down the rough surface of a newly paved road. As you can see in this frame, Nearly every single worker stopped and began looking at me, making the photo that much more interesting, but truly making me feel like shit. You can tell they are not impressed, i still feel guilty just thinking about traveling around and exploring their amazing country, stopping to snap this and continuing on… at this point, what can i do? I do have a dream to return and help the younger generations receive education and opportunity to support their families and enjoy relative comfort and good lives. one day….

5 thoughts on “Hard Road

  1. Yes this is a hard road to ‘LIFE’. And dear notes-on-vision, you should not feel guilty being helpless and could do nothing to improve destinies of these boys from Hemja who definitely supposed to be in School instead of working in such a hostile environment.

    Let’s be positive here. What you have done by taking this picture to show and share rest of the world who could be able to shed some light on their world. Personally I think you did a good job as a photojournalist. Instead of ignoring their hard life you bother yourself to go out in such an intimidating situation and freeze this moment to share with us. Moreover you have a DREAM to return and help people to get education and improve their life standard.

    Salute your good thoughts. Keep sharing.

  2. YO kuro mathillo sadan ma chhalphal gare kaso hola???

    Nothing will happen in this SATI’s CURSED COUNTRY, xcept disaster.
    Thats what my inner brain has to say at this point of time.

  3. This bitter truth of our nation and we have got a lot to do to send these young kids to school. I feel so sad but nothing much I can do alone. Great catch.

  4. Reality Uncensored!! Great catch, and to-the-point description. But I could not get the point “…..exploring their amazing country, stopping to snap…..”. What is “their” here???
    It hurts, but this is reality.
    BTW this is Hemja of Pokhara valley??

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