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While doing mission work in the Dominican Republic, I found that the young kids all around me had a passion for photography. I didn't realize it immediately, but these kids do not have any mirrors in their homes and never get to see what they look like. So, a friend and I bought a portable printer and gave these kids photos that I took of them. And after we gave a Mother and her son a couple of photos, they sat in their home, simply looking at the photos for hours.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: El Celio, Dominican Republic
Camera: NIKON D5200
Copyright: © Scott Millson