You Will Be Hard Pressed To Find A Sumatran Child Without A Smile On Their Face.
This is what photographer Joanna Polling found upon her trip to South Sumatra. In her own words upon collecting her photo-series: “The people we met will stay with me forever… Almost everyone we encountered had a smile to give. And they loved having their picture taken. I miss it already.”
With every photo, came a different smile.
So here are 19 of Joanna’s insightful photos into Sumatran childhood…
1) All Smiles In South Sumatra
2) Mother Washes Her Child From The Tap Outside Their House
3) There’s Always Something More Enjoyable Outside The Classroom
4) School Kids Riding Motorbikes To School? Only In Indonesia…
5) Indonesia’s Got Talent
6) These Kids Can Colour Within The Lines And Everything!
7) I Bet They Only Pretend To Work When A Camera Is Around…
8) These Guys Don’t Even Pretend!
9) Girls Are Always Better Behaved
10) It’s Nice When A Child’s Food Doesn’t Come From The Supermarket…
11) Young Adults Serving At A Kaki-Lima
12) Photo Finish In This Sprint Race!
13) A Proud Mother
14) Gossiping Girls
15) A Classroom With A View
16) Watch How Dad Does It, Son
17) No Such Thing As Bed Time When You’re The Child Of A Street Vendor
18) A Mona Lisa’s Smile
19) Boys Will Be Boys…
Check out more of Joanna’s awesome work at www.joannapolling.com