Peace Corps Media Library | Togo | Togo

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Photo Info

Dimensions640 x 480
Original file size78.9 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Jul-07 08:36
Date modified19-Oct-07 21:05
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON
Camera modelCOOLPIX L6
Focal length6.3 mm
Focal length (35mm)38 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.2
Exposure1/111 at f/3.2
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 50
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom0x


This photo was taken in Togo, West Africa in the village of Pagala at the Peace Corp training site. This was a camp (Camp Espoir, or Hope in English) for children and youth who were infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. A large majority of the campers were orphans. The camp lasted 5 days and activities included education on HIV, how to live positively with HIV, self-esteem and team building games, education on hygiene, etc. Most of all it gave them a chance to have fun and just be kids without stigma and discrimination. This photo in particular is a trust game with campers and peace corps volunteers.