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Karim Sawadogo, 9, works with his uncle at a gold mine in southwestern Burkina Faso. Karim Sawadogo, 9, works with his uncle at a gold mine in southwestern Burkina Faso. "My dream is to make enough money so I don't have to do this anymore," he says. Karim is shown near the bottom of a mining pit shored with tree timbers. An estimated 250 million children around the world are child laborers. One of the worst forms of child labor is found in the mining sector. In developing countries around the world children risk their lives to work long hours for little or no pay.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

"Already," alrighty: Claudia Schmidtl, above, performs songs, including "Already," from her new Red House album, "New Whirled Order," at 8 p.m. Nov. 8, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. It's her first studio album for the Grammy-winning indie label since 2000. The album includes master jazz guitarist Dean Magraw and an ensemble of other great players. Schmidt, with a multi-octave voice, blends folk and jazz idioms. The album marks a return to the national spotlight. As her career was ascending and she was easily selling out large theaters, Schmidt turned her back on the music business to open a bed and breakfast with her husband on a small island in the middle of Lake Michigan. This detour lasted more than 10 years. When the marriage ended, she moved to Minneapolis, Minn., and began a creative renaissance and new chapter in her life. Also on the bill: Sally Rogers. Opening the concert: Bonnie Wren. Tickets:, 610-867-2390



Olympus InVision: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Larry C. Price ("The Cost of Gold: Child Labor," above) and New York Times Magazine Director of Photography Kathy Ryan highlight the fifth annual Olympus InVision Photo Festival, Nov. 7 - 9, Banana Factory and ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem. Ryan's presentation, 4 p.m. Nov. 8, includes a reception for her exhibit and book signing for "Office Romance." Six exhibitions include the "Pennsylvania Photographers Juried Exhibition" and "InVision College Photography Exhibition"; free "Meet the Olympus Visionaries & Trailblazers," 6 p.m. Nov. 7; "Mom and Dad are Going to Snap," Nov. 8, taught by portrait photographers Laura Hicks and Tracie Maglosky; free "Starting Out In Photography" panel discussion, 1 p.m., Nov. 9, with The Photo Review Editor and Founder Stephen Perloff, Photo District News Editor Amy Wolff and acclaimed photographers Larry Fink and Nicki Stager; "Slideluck Lehigh Valley" party; and photography workshop, Nov. 9, at Steve Tobin sculpture studio. Also appearing: Guggenheim Fellow Andrea Modica, Philadelphia Inquirer photojournalist David Maialetti and platinum printing expert Thomas Shillea. Tickets:, 610-332-3378.

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