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A Childhood of Labor
Photograph by Matt Moyer, WorldPictureNews

Bending to his responsibility, 14-year-old Hussein Ali opens the vents of a kiln at an Iraqi brick factory where he has worked since he was nine. Like Ali, some 25 percent (and in some cities up to 80 percent) of children in Iraq drop out of school before reaching grade five, many of them put to work to help support their families.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 17-35mm Nikon
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: 4 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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