November 28, 2023
Work, Struggle, Joy

Photographer Allison Heiliczer looks at the lives of children around Asia.

Salesman in Yangon, Burma

Salesman outside Burma's only synagogue, in the former capital Yangon

Traveling in style in Beijing

Traveling in style in Beijing

Summer in Beijing

Cooling off

Tamill festival participant

To participate in a Tamil festival, this girl prepares to climb 272 steps

Dancing at mosque, Kuala Lumpur

Dancing at mosque after religious study, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Junior monks in Yangon

Young monks praying at the Schwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

Japanese rice cake "maker"

Making a pretend "mochi," a holiday rice cake, for Japanese New Year

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

New Year's in pajamas, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Working on Sunday in Phnom Penh

Working Sunday in Phnom Penh

Going to school in Cambodia

Going to school in a floating Cambodian village

Street children in Phnom Penh

A sister and her brother, who live on the street in Phnom Penh

In Beijing's Forbidden City

Visiting Beijing's "Forbidden City"

With daddy in Phnom Penh

Riding with daddy in Phnom Penh

2 comments about “Work, Struggle, Joy”

  1. Scott M. Grossman says:

    The innocence of children’s lives and how one unstaged moment of time is captured in each picture, reflects the emotion and sensitivity of the photographer. I enjoyed these pictures very much. Scott

  2. Peter says:

    As an American, these images are not only striking because of composition but because of content. I literally get a snapshot of another world’s realization of “childhood”: Child labor, children with religious disciplines and occupations, homeless children, children paddling down a river! There is certainly some degree of this in the US, but, in this series of photos, these concepts seem so much more quotidian.

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