One more picture of this series of publications dedicated to the ocher city ... the so beautiful ... the so rich and so poor Marrakech.
Towards "Djemaa el Fna" square, right in front of the mythical "El Koutoubia” mosque, this man of a certain age, deprived of almost everything, barely visible to the eyes of passers-by, chose to take rest at the entrance of this villa, simple from the outside but undoubtedly of great refinement and wealth from the inside (a well known caracter of Moroccan culture : houses remain highly simple from the outside).
By his posture (exhausted, as if unconscious and stretching his hand to pedestrians asking for money) as well as the chosen location, the old man reminded me how ironic and cynic life can be.
I was strongly touched by this scene as if coming out straight from the writings of "KAFKA".
Have a good day.
Une photo de plus, toujours dans la continuité de cette série de publications dédiée à la ville ocre...la très belle…la si riche et si pauvre Marrakech.
Vers la place "Jemaa el-Fna", juste en face de la mythique mosquée "EL KOUTOUBIA", cet homme d’un certain âge, dénué de tout et quasi invisible aux regards des passants, a pris repos devant l’entrée d’une villa dont la simplicité du portail, culture marocaine oblige, cacherait sans l’ombre d’un doute un rafinement et une richesse prononcés.
De par sa posture (abattu, comme inconscient, et main tendue vers autrui) ainsi que l’emplacement choisi, le viel homme marque une note de dérision, d’ironie et de cynisme dont la vie peut parfois faire preuve.
Fortement marqué par cette scène que je trouvais comme sortie tout droit des écrits de "KAFKA".
Très bonne journée.
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timecapturer (30190) 2013-01-17 3:38
an evocative title and image. Your observation and composition here are superb at emphasising the motive and thought provoking message here. Executed perfectly and a powerful presentation.
Regards - Brian.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-01-17 12:32
Hello Hicham,in every corner of this planet there is the contrast of big and small, of rich and poor, of the elected ones and the sufferers.
Poor man sitting on a rich man's doorstep is a very real life picture and yes, it is showing that life can be unfair in many ways.
Very interesting and useful note, very interesting picture!
adrianking (10) 2013-01-18 0:52
marvelous picture, very impressive note. Unfortunately, as the richest just get richer and richer, others sink in deep poverty. Quite unfair yes !!!!
Noel_Byrne (7209) 2013-01-18 13:17
This image caught my eye when you uploaded it, but sadly I could not comment then as the site kept crashing on me. You really have captured a scene with great emotion here. To see this man, who has lived, I would guess a long life and seen so much, and now he is here, with so little but in the presence of so much wealth. It makes me think, does he even know, or indeed care for the trappings of wealth that he is so close to, yet so far away from? A beautiful and thought filled shot Hicham, thank you for sharing.
I am also fascinated to learn that wealth is not displayed in this beautiful city. Unlike in Ireland, where so many of the wealthy will build the most gaudy and inappropriate looking homes, seemingly to flaunt all that they have. Really nice work.
All the best
- Copyright: Hicham larhrissi (larhrissiHicham) (559)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Fujifilm finepix S2950
- Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-17 3:35