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The Road to Poverty by Valerie Rosen

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In Khe Sanh, Vietnam, this poverty-stricken little boy had anger and sadness in his eyes, something that the indigenous children in the hills along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, did not.

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TOP 10 placement in “Thought Provoking” Challenge in “Love Affair With The Lens” Feb. 2010
FEATURED in “This is Relevant” Jan. 2011
FEATURED in “Visualizing Emotion” Jan. 2011
FEATURED in “All Street Portraiture” Jan. 2011
FEATURED in “The 100-499 Viewing Group” Feb. 2011
FEATURED in “Live, Love, Dream” Feb. 2011
FEATURED in “Road Photography” Feb. 2011
FEATURED in “Environmental Portraits” April 2012

Valerie Rosen is a social documentary photographer, best recognized for her evocative portraiture from the streets of India and Nepal. She and her camera gear are currently based in her native Montreal, Canada, working as a freelance portrait and events photographer and private photography coach. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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  • Paul Cons
    Paul Consalmost 5 years ago

    this very moving. i bet this simple capture has a lot of story to tell.

  • He needs a big hug…Thanks for your comment! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffalmost 5 years ago

    Such a strong image Val… well done.
    I hope this child is smiling somewhere..

  • It was a difficult moment even though he was perfectly willing to be in the shot…really appreciate your comment, Tatum. cheers, val :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...almost 5 years ago

  • Fantastic! Amazing challenge; thanks very much for the opportunity, Ainsley! cheers, val :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 5 years ago

    Nice perspective. Great shot!!!

  • Thank you so much, Charuhas! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    great image

  • Thanks very much, Scott! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 5 years ago
    a striking image……
  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenalmost 5 years ago

    Really appreciate your comment, Isa! cheers, val :-)

  • SPFisher
    SPFisheralmost 4 years ago

    wow, this is so sad…is eyes :(…there is something about your pov, the road and line stretching out behind him, as if he will be left behind that adds to the story, great photography, but heartbreaking

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2almost 4 years ago

    Touching image.

    The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. ~Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt


  • fantastic quote!thanks so much for commenting! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • titus
    titusalmost 4 years ago


    Excellent choices in this composition.

  • Thank you so much for the feature!! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

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