"Thanks and thanks again to Him who offers to the man whom the sorrows of life have assaulted and left naked–offers to him the fig leaf of the Word with which he can cover his wretchedness." -Søren Kierkegaard

Portrait #15—The Sleeping Beauty

Posted in 50 Portraits Project (2013), Photography, Portraits, Preemptive Love Coalition by matt on Saturday, April 13, 2013

A photo of The Sleeping Beauty, a little Iraqi girl recovering from a lifesaving heart operation.

An Iraqi girl sleeping after her lifesaving heart operation. Tikrit, Iraq


A year of 50 posed portraits with only one light; a project designed to improve my camera work while blessing the people I encounter. You can see older portraits here, read the rules of the project here, or leave a comment below with your feedback.

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  1. Mary said, on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 12:53 am

    My favorite so far! I love the textures, the rich warm hues, and the story the picture tells. Very nice!

    • matt said, on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Thanks! I should probably try harder to avoid favoritism on these missions, but I couldn’t help it. She was by far my favorite child to take pictures of and spend time with.

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