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a forgotten generation

By gbentley  
one of the shots from a series I am working on titled 'a forgotten generation' Working in the shanty towns around lusaka, where so many older people have either lost their children through aids or have been abandoned. this is john. he tells me how he used to be chef to one of zambia's leading politicians and proudly recounts the feasts he would prepare. his eyes light up at the memories. now too old to work he lives with his wife in a one-room shack about 8x8ft and is utterly destitute. They rarely hear from their surviving children and would probably not still be alive were it not for a tiny project that provides basic food and medical care for them and others like them.

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: riprap007, Slaterm, RichardRH and 16 more

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Comments


riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
1 Sep 2006 7:42AM
excellent and informative description, very powerful image well shot

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RichardRH 10 29 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2006 8:43AM
A very strong image. I like the low key effect and it has a great story to go with it.

Richard
BURNBLUE Plus
10 12 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2006 10:27AM
Strong mono image, one to be proud of for sure!
petra16 10 169 Scotland
1 Sep 2006 12:54PM
Avery powerful image, you can feel the pain

petra
55jase Plus
11 188 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2006 1:33PM
strong stuff.lots of info to bring me back down to earth.great shot and use of light.
jase
NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
1 Sep 2006 3:05PM
Strong face, strong image, sttrong narriative, excellent work.
Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 6 England
1 Sep 2006 3:30PM
A powerfull image, nice one.

Paul
the picture tells the story.great.Bryan.
1 Sep 2006 7:00PM
This is a very moving portrait and relays a powerful story. Thank you for posting.
Benji 10 24
5 Sep 2006 8:16AM
very nice pic. Like the lighting a lot!
sugarbird 12 223 South Africa
7 Sep 2006 5:46PM
Superb...and a great portfolio...
regards
jill
floreus 12 106 1
1 Jun 2007 10:36AM
excellent!

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