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Andrei In The Usual Place

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Andrei is 24 years of age.
He came to Italy four weeks ago hoping to find gold in them there mountains.
He listened to the false offerings of the ticket vendors who drag the streets of Bucharesti looking for suckers just like him.
Every morning he drags himself out from below the platforms at Central Station and takes up his position in the usual place, just like the day before and the day before that and the day before..... well, you've got the picture.
Here it is.
It sucks.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Nov 2012 - 3:45 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:6400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
White Balance:Auto
Title:Andrei In The Usual Place
Username:david deveson david deveson
Uploaded:7 Dec 2012 - 2:37 PM
Tags:Black & white, Portraits / people
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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 3:47 PM

This is so depressing - is there a way out for people like this?
Ann

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54226 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 5:57 PM

The state some people find themselves in is so sad. Blimey I'm lucky.
x

BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 6:55 PM

A great image, fine photo-journalism.

david deveson
7 Dec 2012 - 8:15 PM

Yes Chris, we are lucky.... the sad thing is that people like Andrei aren't asking for the moon.... for sure some money, no matter how little, always helps.... more often than not it's just someone who sits down to talk, to offer them a sandwich, a brioche, anything which suggests to them that they actually exist. The more I talk to people like Andrei I'm not even sure anymore if it's them that find themselves in an impossible situation or rather the system that really gives them little or no chance at all. At the end of the day, for sure there are villains amongst them as there are in any level of society, but at the very least we should look at them as human beings. they deserve nothing less.
David.

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