Islelanders

An African child talks with Maltese children during a musical integration party at the Peace Lab complex in Hal Far, outside Valletta, June 25, 2013. Run by Franciscan friars, the Peace Lab is home to around fifty adult migrants and their children, all of whom had been rescued by the Maltese Armed Forces while attempting to reach European soil from Africa.

An African child talks with Maltese children during a musical integration party at the Peace Lab complex in Hal Far, outside Valletta, June 25, 2013. Run by Franciscan friars, the Peace Lab is home to around fifty adult migrants and their children, all of whom had been rescued by the Maltese Armed Forces while attempting to reach European soil from Africa.

I had been at this musical integration party for a couple of hours and had very little to show for it. Sometimes things just don’t work out picture-wise. Nevertheless, I kept my eyes open for any opportunities, and as the event was winding down, I spotted this child talking to some Maltese children. I slowly moved closer, sat down on the bench behind them and instantly knew the resulting picture had been worth the long wait.

Canon EOS-1D X
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal length 26mm
Manual Exposure
f/2.8
1/125 sec
ISO 6400

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