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Photographic Expression

SOS Children Thailand

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In the past few years I have become well aware of the fact that children have a special relationship towards trees. It is also interesting to notice that children love to hug and embrace trees ­ a very tender expression of their relationship towards them. Until now, however, I have come across only one adult who used to embrace trees whenever she was sad and needed comfort. In my opinion, the topic of "Trees as Partners of Interaction" has not yet been closely enough examined and is underrated. The children who took the photos, however, regarded trees as an appropriate symbol for demonstrating the absence of violence.
researcher's comment

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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