Title: TO BE A CHILD
Author: DEBRA SCHOENBERGER
Photographer: DEBRA SCHOENBERGER
Type of Book: eBook
Genre: Non-Fiction, Photography, Documentary
Length: 240 pages
Content Rating: G
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Publisher: Blurb Publishing
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Official Book Description:
Give a child a cardboard box and his imagination will turn it into anything but!
Today, it is less common to see children playing in the streets, especially in urban areas. The plethora of ready-made toys should make any child happy. What usually happens is that the box the toy came in becomes the toy!
This book documents children at play (and at times at work) from 10 different countries. A child’s ingenuity never ceases to amaze me and I hope you will share these images.
This book features pictures taken by the extremely talented photographer Debra Schoenberger.
In ‘To Be A Child’ there are over 300 photos of children at play. The children in this book were photographed in their own environment and in ten different countries.
This book is a celebration of children at play. The book is the culmination of four years and a trek of over 100,000 km.
This book is a masterpiece. The innocence portrayed in the photographs are sure to touch your heart and will prove that no matter where they come from and no matter what their socioeconomic status is, that children are all the same.
Debra SCHOENBERGER is a talented photographer who has an eye for the perfect picture. Her photography is as real as it gets and because of this I am rating this book as 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
~ I received a free eBook copy of TO BE A CHILD through iRead Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.
What was one of your most stressful moments?
I was in China preparing to board my train for Tibet when the Chinese government cancelled my visa to enter Tibet the day before I was to leave due to political activities in Tibet at the time. My travel plans were to cross through China by train and into Tibet and exit through Nepal and on to India. Not only would I have missed my Tibetan expedition, I would have to re-do the remainder of my travel plans. At the very last minute, I was allowed to go through although the Americans in my group were not. Phew!
What was one of the funniest thing that happened to you?
I was shooting a family session where all three generations were deaf. I am able to sign so everything was going well. One of the members asked if they could take some pictures with the family dog as well. I always think this is a good idea so as I was semi-kneeling on the floor setting up my next shot, a very exuberant retriever bounds into the room and knocks me flat on my back and my legs go flying in the air. Now this in itself is not so bad, but I was wearing a skirt at the time!
How did you bang up your knees?
In Mongolia there pretty much aren’t any washrooms unless you stay in a tourist tent camp. One night, at 2:00 in the morning I was walking to my tent (there were no lights and I forgot to wear my headlamp) and I was admiring the stars as I walked. I hit a piece of cement and fell flat on both knees on a rock and then fell flat on my face and hit my ribs. Talk about klutz! There aren’t many doctors in Mongolia so I waited until I got home to get medical treatment. I’m ok now. Still klutzy though… (Note to self: admire the Milky Way standing still!)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
(In her own words)
Debra Schoenberger aka #girl with camera
“My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.
I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor’s favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I’m always looking for the unusual. Plus I usually have a lot of scars on my knees. (sigh…)
I live with my creative director, Miss Pickles (my budgie) in Victoria, BC.
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2 thoughts on “5 Star Review, Author Interview & Giveaway for TO BE A CHILD by Debra Schoenberger”
No favorite, but I admire the skill.
Thank you for your lovely review Amie! 😀 Debra