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Orphaned girl in Georgia

Georgia, August 29, 2011

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Thatcher Cook/Mercy Corps
Photo Credit: Thatcher Cook/Mercy Corps

I remember photographing her and her friends in an arts and crafts room at the orphanage. The whole place had a beautiful post-Soviet patina that is hard to find. It seemed as though the orphanage was built in the era of Tolstoy or Dostoevsky. The girl finished making ceramics and ran outdoors to play with her friends. I made photographs of her enjoying friendship, something that every child should enjoy.