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"The government wants us poor and, above all, poor of mind"

I apologize in advance if someone gets offended by the comparison.
These kids are my heroes.
Marian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX160 IS
Lens:5.0 - 80.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.1 - 450.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Mar 2014 - 2:25 PM
Focal Length:12.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:Venezuela's Iwojima
Username:Potra Potra
Uploaded:3 Mar 2014 - 1:56 AM
Tags:Caracas, Photo journalism, Protests, Students, Venezuela
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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
3 Mar 2014 - 2:13 AM

En el momento exacto. Muy buena.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 3:08 AM

This is a really powerful photo, Marian. And really beautiful, too. I am full of admiration for you.

Peter

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
3 Mar 2014 - 3:17 AM

Thank you Gustavo and Peter.
I was very lucky to be right in front of the statue when the kids decided to put the pencil in Jose Marti's hand.
My camera was ready, I only had to shoot. Smile
M
PS: Now I am convinced I have a guardian angel.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 5:48 AM

Thought evoking and so very powerful. "Headlining imagery"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 355 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 6:14 AM

Your news from Venezuela is subsumed by the events the Crimea, Marian, so we don't get to hear details of your troubles there.
I will make a point of reading up on the situation.
At first sight it looks like a situation that will get worse before it gets any better.
Meanwhile, please take great care.

Your picture today is full of impact.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 6:46 AM

Superb shot Marian, I admire your courage and your skill. Stay safe.

Andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:23 AM

In my paper yesterday was a photo of the water hoses being used against the citizens in your town....
It wasn't one of your photos but I thought I should tell you the photos are coming through
The Russian problem is dominating news over here at the time.
Just keep snapping......you are recording the future history.

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:52 AM

You always catch the precise moment, Marian. Remarkable.
You're a natural.


Alan

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:56 AM

With you all the way, Marian.
Bill

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:08 AM


Quote: With you all the way, Marian.
Bill

Agree with Bill MarianSmile


Cliff

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8531 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:28 AM

Excellent, and important work, and it applies to all governments.
As the Romans established, you give the people Bread and circuses, and that keeps them placid. Or nowadays MacDonalds and reality TV...
Moira

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:46 AM

Although the news is dominated by events in Crimea. Members should follow you on FB. More excellent coverage Marian.
Peter.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 11:11 AM

Powerful Marian.
Good luck with your work and may that guardian angel be with you always.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101507 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 3:12 PM

You appear to have a real affinity for photojournalism, you're getting bold shots that tell a story.

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44302 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 4:19 PM

I love that comparison in your title, Marian. Very apt indeed.
Wonderful photojournalism here, keep them coming, but think always of your own safety.
No picture is worth getting killed or injured for!

Malc

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peekay2001
peekay2001 e2 Member 2peekay2001 vcard India9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2014 - 4:23 AM

govt divides people..
give them little, little.. a time will come when that little, little will seem too much and everyone will hail the govt..
promoting mental bankruptsy..
thanks for bringing these images..

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