small girls on the drinking fountain by kordinator (19438)
shevchenko (18824) 2015-04-26 20:16
Good vertical frame to show a pretty innocence meet with a water source, I like her smiling face and golden hair, clear to see the wall that built by stones too, distinct photo, good shoot.
Europes Migrant Crisis by Noel_Byrne (25788)
daddo (24934) 2015-04-26 17:28
Hi Noel. Child or no child, it is a powerful image and your reading of it gives it current meaning. Yes, I see what you are saying. in Australia, a land where many of the descendants are of Irish stock and others of Southern and Central European, people who with those of Vietnamese and other Asian backgrounds, should sympathise with and speak for the refugees, we have SILENCE when children are held behind barbed wire in the desert. You mention many reasons for the indifference in Europe (and Australia) and do touch on xenophobia, but I am not going to beat about the bush, I will call it racism from which comes hatred and indifference and the view that a life of one of THEM is less important and as for their aspirations, dreams, hopes- all of these can be dismissed as being inferior to ours. In Australia the news do not give us human interest stories on refugees, we do not see their faces, their tears, their despair- we lump them together as people who break rules, who jump queues and hence who are not desirable to live amongst us.
My forefathers fled Albania, fleeing Ottoman persecution when they refused to convert, they depend don the generosity of the Venetian Republic and settled far north in Dalmatia, generations later my family became refugees from Communism in Yugoslavia, first in France, then Italy before we ended up at the bottom of the globe.This country is made up mainly from people who fled or who were forced to come here, yet our foreign minister is proud to announce that she will, if asked, give advice to Europe on how to protect its borders! Say no more.
BARAKA by Mikas-2011 (45)
daddo (24934) 2015-04-26 17:01
Hi Miguel. Well, I never knew about this special attitude towards cats. i knew that dogs are considered as unclean, like pigs and one doesn't see many dogs in urban areas. I like the costume of the woman on the left. A zoom lens would have given you another dimension for a photograph. Lovely light. Regards. Klaudio.