Children of the World (photos by Joshua Hammerman)

Children of the World (photos by Joshua Hammerman)

Children of the World

With all the strife that exists in our world, my recent travels have convinced me, more than ever, that beneath it all we're all the sameOver the past couple of years, abroad and at home, my camera’s eye tried to look at the world through the eyes of a child.  And we see that most of all with children.

Today there are 2.2 billion children in the world.  Nearly two billion of these live in developing countries.  The vast majority are in desperate need of healthcare, water, food and education.  Others need our protection from traffickers, drugs, violent neighborhoods, school shootings, abusive adults who betray a sacred trust, border patrols who rip them from their parents, corrupt autocrats who rip them from their villages, and abusive parents who breed desperation and hopelessness.  But look at these faces, faces that I have seen with my camera's eye - these are the trusting, happy, loving, vulnerable faces of children.

Here is a photo essay: Children of the World

Le Croisic, France


Safed, Israel

Delhi, India




Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Dhulikhel, Nepal

Stamford, USA

Stamford, USA

Israeli-Palestinian Youth Choir, Jerusalem, Israel

Bar Mitzvah, Jerusalem, Israel

First Station, Jerusalem

Kabbalat Shabbat in Jerusalem

Mumbai, India

Cusco, Peru

Arab school in Lod, Israel

Korczak Orphanage Memorial, Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland


Maidanek, Lublin, Poland

Baby's first steps - Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland

Choir in Prague

Holocaust memorial, Berlin, Germany

Memorial at Berlin train station

Stamford, USA

Stamford USA

Jewish Quarter, Old City of Jerusalem, Israel


Kathmandu, Nepal

Dhulikhel, Nepal

Narlai, India

Western Wall, Jerusalem

Jerusalem on bar mitzvah day

Sde Eliyahu Kibbutz, Israel

Saigon, Vietnam

Java, Indonesia

Near Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand


Chaing Mai, Thailand
Stamford, CT


Delhi, India