Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Little Boy In FEMA Line

I was making portraits of people who had been waiting in a FEMA line for hours in the blazing sun in Waveland, Ms, when I felt this little tug on my shirt.

"Hey mister, will you take my picture?"


Cie Cheesemeister said...

He still finds something to smile about in the midst of something like this. Kids are often more resiliant than adults in many ways. This experience will be with him for life. You made him happy. That's a wonderful thing to have been in the right place at the right time for.
Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

Look at that smiling face, and the big open smile. After what happened, he may not have much to smile about, he is still wide eyed, and grinning. How it would feel to have that view, and after all is said and done, to have such a smile. This pictures captures a moment in time. I hope it is getting better for you and your family!!!

Anonymous said...

kids are amazing, they are like natural little buddhists, totally living in the moment...his face is just shining!!

are you going to get to be eastofeden with the family for thanksgiving?

take care,
lori in texas

missbhavens said...

Great pictue. I'm glad he pestered you to capture his cute smiley moment. Kids rock--I mean, how many smiling adults were on that line? I'm betting not too many.

Anonymous said...

Oh the joys of a child's smile.I hope the little guy smiles all the time,and hopefully he will not remember the tragic events of this year.Clayton,thanks for taking his picture.He reminds me of my own grandson.Just to see a smile now and then helps all of mankind.

Anonymous said...

He looks a little bit like you. Just a little.

Anonymous said...

This baby boy is Generation Katrina - He will never forget what He was living - His smile (a gift to us from GOD) proves His joy of being alive in spite of Katrina - yes it is good to be alive...it feels miracle joy to be a survivor!!! Life deals with us but we must keep our joy and make it better for the children - they give us the umphth to be strong.

Anonymous said...

We HAD a house in Waveland, MS. Thank you for not forgetting the Silent Gulf Coast. We're lucky. We had someplace to go. So many are still struggling fiercely here, just to get some semblance oftheir lives back.

This beautiful little boy keeps alive the glimmer of hope that maybe we can rebuild a once beautiful place.

fin said...

There is light in his eyes.