Girl on Chair

Photograph by

Juan Aballe (Spain)

About this image

This portrait was taken in a slum in Boca Chica (Dominican Republic). I was part of a small film crew documenting the living conditions of several families in the area for a Spanish NGO together with a local social worker named Esperanza ("hope" in Spanish). I saw this young girl, the daughter of one of the families in the front porch of the shack. The look in her eyes was truly impressive. Fortunately, I had an old Asahi Pentax 6x7 with me and I could capture this unique moment.