16th April 2019
Opinion: Dear westerners, stop taking pictures of other people's children in developing countries
On a recent trip to Bolivia, while in the picturesque Lake Titicaca, I saw an indigenous child, no older than six years of age, looking after a white llama. He was quietly observing a group of Australian guys in their twenties who kept taking pictures with him. After a few photos, the child became uncomfortable as he kept covering his face, and when one of them attempted to go on top of the llama, the child shouted something in Aymara, clearly distressed.
I confronted the group, asking how they