This young girl was a stand out beauty in a classroom of children ranging in age from 7 to 18. I was continually impressed at the beauty of these people who often live on the ragged edge of existence. This school was near Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya.

The circular or semicircular scars seen on the cheeks of many of the children and adults in this region were put there as permanent proof that they had been treated against the river blindness disease, bilharzia.

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After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • AlineGason Aline
    AlineGason Alineover 2 years ago

    superbe portrait !

  • Thanks so much. I love these African women

    – Linda Sparks

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 2 years ago

    A splendid portrait …well done Linda

  • Thanks a heap

    – Linda Sparks

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    EdsMumover 2 years ago

    Congratulations, 12/5/2012….Shirley

  • Thanks so much for the honor

    – Linda Sparks

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 2 years ago

    Fabulous, work!

  • Thanks Barbara, much appreciated

    – Linda Sparks

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    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

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    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    12 May 2012 – 2 images per day

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    WildestArtover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the honor. Much appreciated.

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  • Thanks for the honor of a feature

    – Linda Sparks

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    Anna Shawover 2 years ago

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