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Girl in a Red Dress

In a small village near Namungalwe in Uganda, village residents convene for a health fair. Here, village residents are able to receive medical services usually unavailable to them, including testing for malaria, HIV, and other STI’s. It truly amazed me how warm the people I met in Uganda were and how open they were to being photographed, which I believe can be seen in this girl’s expression as she gazes confidently into the lens.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: namungalwe, Uganda
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ben Blankenship