Karen Plaza 

United Arab Emirates

About the model: 

I’m a single mother to a cheerful and loving 5-year-old boy. Working as an educational assistant in GEMS American Academy Library, I have seen the importance of literature in shaping everyone’s lives. In saying this, the most important literature I have ever encountered would be the literature of Christ – the Bible. To me, sharing this literature to my son and the people around me is the most important thing in my life.




Jason Balaba

United Arab Emirates

About the Photographer:

My name is Jason Balaba, I am a Geological Technician by profession, I am 32 years old. I started photography two years ago. i am interested in Portraiture, street photography/documentary.


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