The HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION's Mercy Center was established 1973 in Bangkok's slaughterhouse district. It is home to about 200 street children, orphans, and children living with HIV as well as a kindergarten and pre-school. Spending two months a year in the center over the last four years, photographer Vanessa von Zitzewitz has documented the children's struggles and joys in her moving black and white images. This book is a tribute to the Center's founder, Father Joseph H. Maier, and his work over the past 36 years.
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