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"NO PHOTO!"

By dimalexa
Theme: STREET PHOTO - This is the ... home of a homeless woman, in a park, at Thission. Of course she doesn't like to take her a photo, and she cries to me: "No, no photo!". I felt no good, but I had already shot this one. Very sad fact, unfortunately this is a reality in the year 2017.
Greece, Athens, Thission, 26/03/2017.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Greece Athens Homeless Thission

Voters: Spkr51, ColleenA, taggart and 21 more


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Spkr51 4 United States
4 Apr 2017 12:10AM
Superb street capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
ColleenA Plus
8 456 7 Australia
4 Apr 2017 12:20AM
A sad fact of life...homelessness is a problem that is out of control worldwide.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
4 Apr 2017 12:56AM
She seems to have so many possessions--- a superb candid!
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
4 Apr 2017 1:46AM
Vacancy rate in Victoria B.C. Canada is something like .05%. A criminal sign of developer's greed in this rich country of Canada. Not just Victoria but other cities in Canada as well. Our natural resources wealth could easily provide low cost housing for just about everyone. Good journalism photograph. TG
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2017 6:03AM
Oh bless her... This is a worldwide problem Dimitris, London is full of them...
We get asked for money as we pass, but I like to give them food instead of money. Carry a packet of sweet buns in the bag and some bananas... It goes down a treat...
Your image as Tony says it's good journalism photography...
Isabel
4 Apr 2017 7:22AM
This is showing how the people are living . Some in mansion house and some on the street . Very sad
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2017 8:33AM
Sad fact of life here as well Dimitris.
Peter
bluesandtwos 10 429 1 England
4 Apr 2017 9:10AM

Quote:
We get asked for money as we pass, but I like to give them food instead of money. Carry a packet of sweet buns in the bag and some bananas... It goes down a treat...



Doesn't always work. A few years ago my son saw a beggar outside a fast food place so he went in and bought a burgher, came out and gave it to him. The 'beggar' threw it at him and said he wanted money! I was impressed when my son told me that he just walked away, I thought he would have thumped him.
4 Apr 2017 9:30AM
"Have you ever noticed that the only metaphor we have in our public discourse for solving problems is to declare war on it? We have the war on crime, the war on cancer, the war on drugs. But did you ever notice that we have no war on homelessness? You know why? Because there's no money in that problem. No money to be made off of the homeless. If you can find a solution to homelessness where the corporations and politicians can make a few million dollars each, you will see the streets of America begin to clear up pretty damn quick!"
~ George Carlin
dimalexa 3 5 Greece
4 Apr 2017 9:32AM
The woman in this photo, the pair in my yesterday's photo "THE LETTER", and almost all of these homeless people in Athens, are not beggars. Usually they are unemployed or retired with 300 per month, amount prohibitive to live in a house, if not family or other incomes. These are all the consequence of the financial memoranda to Greece.
Dimitris
Bantu 7 7 1 India
4 Apr 2017 10:00AM
well spotted and captured but little bit sad.

Vikram
4 Apr 2017 10:30AM
Good sad journalistic photo!
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
4 Apr 2017 12:32PM
excellent photo journalism
capto Plus
8 6.4k 21 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2017 1:06PM
A true but sad fact of life, at least the lady looks well fed.Smile
ivor
4 Apr 2017 1:16PM
A very sad fact of life
4 Apr 2017 5:46PM
Very well caught indeed Dimitris.

JohnSmile
idiabb 5 337 Greece
4 Apr 2017 8:05PM
The other side of Greece. Unfortunately!!! Ivana
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
5 Apr 2017 2:38PM
agreed it is a well shot.GrinGrinGrin

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