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begging for bread

begging for bread



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Registered: March 2005
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Date: Mon May 8, 2006
Views: 4,049
Filesize: 112.2kb
Dimensions: 700 x 542
Keywords: begging bread portrait african mozambique boy child poorpeople colour
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A moving photo, the eyes say so much.
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#1 Mon May 8, 2006 2:27pm

Beautiful journalistic photo.
#2 Mon May 8, 2006 6:47pm

Such a sad, empty expression captured so well - we take our lucky lives so much for granted, don't we? For me, the second boy is unnecessary and ruins an otherwise intense and evocative portrait.
#3 Tue May 9, 2006 3:48am

Good shot. Don't think the title helps it though. The photo stands up really well on its own, and the title makes nasty people such as myself want to dislike it, as I unfairly believe that you're tinkering with my emotions. Smile
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#4 Thu May 11, 2006 4:48pm

Good shot of the professional beggar's expression . . . whether they are the deserving poor or not, how can we judge?
#5 Fri May 12, 2006 8:01am

Thankyou everyone for your comments, these particular boys seem nourished but were asking for money for bread. This photo was taken in Mozambique where it is obviously poor... when you cross the border from south africa you start to notice the lack of wildlife to photograph. I was told that it had all been eaten after the civil war when the people were desperate for food. Tourism however is bringing back money into the country and things are starting to look brighter... and stewart this photo makes me uncomfortable also..but the title was just as it is was Wink
#6 Fri May 12, 2006 11:04am

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