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a forgotten generation

By gbentley  
this from the same series as previous 2 posts. there was a violent riot in the shanty over the weekend, after 2 boys were gunned down by a drunken policeman so the atmosphere is uneasy.

this is david. found him sitting under a bush on the side of the road, where he now spends his days. his wife passed away since my last visit and he seems lost without her. his grief is evident in his face as he talks about her. he has a single surviving daughter whom he now lives with. she doesnt treat him well. rather than face her, he sits quietly under this bush and smokes.

Tags: Photo journalism Portraits and people

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12 Sep 2006 10:07AM
Wow, realy great emotive shot. You can almost feel the waves of emotion he's keeping back. Beautiful moment...

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lbesson 12
12 Sep 2006 10:27AM
I love this shot and knowing some background makes it even more poignant.
12 Sep 2006 10:42AM
the grieve stricken face very much contradicts with the very colorfull photo. Very strong photo. perhaps an (too) obvious question... how about b&w ?
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
12 Sep 2006 11:34AM
His pain is written all over his face - you really seem to have captured raw emotion here.
trahern 14 863 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2006 11:51AM
Agree with all the above. A great characture study.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
12 Sep 2006 3:45PM
What a great shot of a terrible situation.
12 Sep 2006 5:44PM
Amazing! You have captured pure human emotion most tenderly and beautifully. And taken a technically great shot. Very well done.
PeterBee 12 35 5 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2006 7:00PM
Brilliant image - so much emotion captured in the subject's expression - thanks for sharing this with us.
GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
12 Sep 2006 11:30PM
Stunning shot of this man. I love it.


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