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Gap toothed and penniless

By sherlob
Another from my recent visit to Heraklion.

An old lady begs passers by for change as she rests for a moment in a shaded doorway. The sun , even this late in October, is baking. Ten metres to her right is the the fountain that signifies the central hub of the cities shopping district. She is surrounded by cafes and hundreds of people pass through. People look, what is doing and what she wants is recognised, some give, but most pass by. Others, perhaps, even doubt her. None, not even I, see the person or the story behind the begging cup.


Tags: Photo journalism Crete Greece Black and white Digitally manipulated Beggar Landscape and travel Portraits and people Heraklion

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Oct 2012 11:04AM
Excellent photo and beautiful write up on it !! An onfortunate truth about our self consumed humanity

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Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 4:06PM
What a sad fact of life that some old people come to this.
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
28 Oct 2012 4:21PM
excellent picture and great bnw.
great sensitivity needed in taking this picture

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
28 Oct 2012 6:17PM
Brilliant!.....And a real good narration to go with the image.

MandyG 6 2 England
28 Oct 2012 8:20PM
Excellent! How very humbling.
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 8:41PM
Measures austerity well.

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