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Photographic Expression

SOS Children photographic expression

Case Studies: Thailand
Both girls and boys regarded the opportunity to play games as an expression of the absence
of violence. In Bangpoo, there was a variety of games ­ not only were objects adapted as
,toys' to suit the occasion, disregarding their original function (cf. photo above), but also
traditional toys and games were popular (swing, swing seat, bicycle, shuttle-
cock/badminton, football, various small toys) and other games (i.e. playing in circles etc.).
The children who took the photos were of the opinion that children living under condi-
tions of violence had no such opportunities of playing games.
Football was one of the most important games for the boys. One of the girls was also a
member of the classical football team.
researcher's comments

All these photographs and text come from research conducted by SOS Children's Village Hermann Gmeiner Academy. Copyright is reserved and no unauthorized use permitted. Use for non-commercial purposes may be requested. The photographs form part of an interesting study in children's photograph expression, using children living in SOS Children's communities worldwide. The report on the study is available here.
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