My images are simply a snapshot of life. Probably in India is where I have seen the most dignity with poverty where often squalor and poverty go hand in hand. For me these images serve as a self reminder to acknowledge, respect and I am continuously humbled by the human spirit. Poverty is all relative. For me, true poverty is poverty of spirit.
With my camera, I like to capture all sides of life, that which is generally considered to be a thing of great beauty, also that which is considered its opposite. However, for me there is also great beauty to be found even in suffering if one looks with a respectful heart and acknowledges the humanity or the soul of the other. Feeling guilty has never helped anyone. It makes me feel very fortunate of my position,
He is safe in deep sound sleep while dad is queing, they are among the crowd of homeless community in Ghandi Chowk waiting for food donation. This was recorded using 300mm long lens unnoticed away from the sad situation. In workshops please take a closer look at some of these unfortunate homeless people getting about their daily life.
Workshop1: Homeless woman making fire for heating in the open
Workshop2: Homeless community sunning in the open trying to catch the last ray of light before the night temp drops to 8oC-10oC
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holmertz (51148) 2012-11-26 7:46
Another excellently captured moment in a crowd. The living conditions of these people are so sad, but there is some kind of solace to see this child safely asleep in his father's care. You have such a great choice of photos that the workshops would have done very well as ordinary uploads. They are heartbreaking pictures too.
Fis2 (95997) 2012-11-26 7:52
Curious scene, good reportorial shot.
I like frame and light.
Photo has climate.
ciakgiak (30429) 2012-11-26 8:12
I'm really proud to comment a such magnificent photo.
Great light and subject indeed, well done!
pajaran (59483) 2012-11-26 8:33
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima.
Sve je vise siromasnih ljudi u svetu ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepe fotografije u radionici.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good text with the specified data.
A growing number of poor people in the world ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, beautiful pictures in the workshop.
All the best in the new week that started.
livermore (1631) 2012-11-26 8:35
Une très belle photo, très touchante.
Des couleurs chaudes, du contraste et un cadrage très soigné.
Une composition vraiment réussie.
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-11-26 8:50
Very nice shadowing.Excelent subject.
Have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (30471) 2012-11-26 9:31
Another beautiful capture, and accompanied by your note, one which makes me stop and think a moment. These people who live in such dire conditions, so many people, and in all realty, faceless to the rest of the world. Just like your beautiful portrait yesterday, this captures that face, and brings a wonderful element of grace and humanith to their situation. Excellent image and note, thank you.
Didi (60588) 2012-11-26 9:38
Sad ambiance but a very good scene.
Interesting spotlight on the main subject with a dark
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-11-26 9:53
I love your snapshots showing the real life in different countries.But this one is exceptional.It´s shows us the sad side of life-poverty,homelessness is a huge problems nowadays.The more important,that you make us aware of this issue and not just turn around from this problem.Sad and moving scene with very good,meaningful note.
CLODO (33984) 2012-11-26 9:57
We feel the love, the confidence this young child has with his father. Superb life report, as you have the secret, full of humanity.
speedymanu (3587) 2012-11-26 9:58
Thanks for opening our eyes and taking this shot. Instead of turning away from this harsh reality you've skillfully composed that image avoiding pure aesthetics and usiing a very welcome delicacy. The way the child nestles against his father says so much about the trust and the tenderness that exist between them.
JFS (32459) 2012-11-26 10:05
Another delicious pic of yours, I like how you manage the light, your portraits are excellent, thanks a lot Abmdsudi.
ourania (44276) 2012-11-26 10:23
it's very sad to see people living in such poor conditions, deprived of things that we are so accustomed to and consider fundamental and take for granted. On the other hand it's very sweet to watch the closeness of father and child and the safety the little boy feels in his father's arms. In Greece nowadays words like "poverty" and "homelessness" have assumed a stronger meaning, more real and heartbreaking. Your picture has been taken with great sensibility and respect. Your workshop pictures are rare, intriguing and strong captures that have the power to say a lot. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Cricri (117853) 2012-11-26 10:36
Trois images touchantes , d'une triste réalité, j'aime ce petit bout assoupi sur l'épaule et que la lumière réchauffe son petit visage, très belle présentations
mauro61 (52855) 2012-11-26 13:01
una scena di grande tenerezza per il rapporto tra padre e figlio.
Tonalità calda esaltata dal gioco di luci e ombre, bravo
lousat (89778) 2012-11-26 14:05
Magnificent and original composition,what a artitic pic and what a magic light inside,it's nice to see something to different on TE,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-11-26 15:22
This is a heartbreaking shot, Abmdsudi, but you're right - there is dignity, and lots of it, in moments like these. I think you've captured that perfectly here, keeping the caregiver obscured, as they are not the focus of either the photo or the moment - the child is.
The detail on him speaks volumes; the dusty hair, the clearly dirty hands and clothes. And yet he sleeps peacefully, knowing he is safe here. Beautiful, speaking again to your great sense of scene and your ability to seize an opportunity to document life.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-11-26 22:19
Hello Abmdsudi - I admire your ability to see pockets of beauty and gentleness of spirit in the most unlikely of places. Love does not fill an empty tummy but it wraps a small child in its protective arms. A wonderful visual comment on the love of a father for his child. A beautiful piece of work which provides a salutary lesson to us all. The WS photographs are equally powerful. One thing I must compliment you on is to 'get behind' the visual and capture the emotive so powerfully. Warm regards rosemary
Graal (102596) 2012-11-27 3:35
an interesting reportage in 3 images. Photos I like. Good captured moments and scenes. Fine game of light and colours. Well note, too.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (57450) 2012-11-27 6:20
Charming capture, a true masterpiece. I'm fascinated by your skills in taking those kind of scenes. Good work!
bayno (18344) 2012-11-27 9:20
beautiful image of great tenderness being also of great sadness, I know very well the situation in India, and the division into castes is one thing that makes me shudder, and is the first form of racism and injustice.
Excekllent reportage...with WS and note...
JudyR (1671) 2012-11-27 13:25
Heartbreaking photograph with the child's dirty little hand curled so innocently in sleep, the father's broad back and the golden light falling away to deep shadow. You have captured such a loving portrait of this child and his father. Congratulations on your work. It is truly inspiring.
bukitgolfb301 (41026) 2012-11-27 13:28
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
OH datang lagi foto yanh hebatnya!
Greatly artstic shot with wonderful and perfect angle!
Marvelous thick and tasteful color coordination of each component is highly appreciated.
Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good day!
Takero from cold and windy Tokyo
aliabazari (16154) 2012-11-27 14:55
Hi abmdsudi Dear
Thanks for your soul and healthy look.
Registration is beautifully made and very expressive of human life in India. Thumbnail workshops are good and strong.
With respect, my friend ...
lpi (4857) 2012-11-28 6:08
un cliché très bien capturé et si touchant.
J'aime beaucoup ton regard plein d'humanité...
Un grand Bravo!
et Merci pour le partage...
marabu61 (10775) 2012-11-28 7:32
you are quite right to capture all sides of live, it all belongs together.
Amazing how children can cope with the most desolate situations and still sleep like angels.
This is truly a captivating document of live, well choosen and executed.
have a good time
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-11-28 9:21
Beautiful and very moving capture of this child sleeping on his mother's arms. The lighting is awesome, it goes the moment. Very well done, tfs.
jemaflor (95987) 2012-11-28 11:48
What a great shot, I like the attitude of this sleeping children, good effect with the small hand, soft and beautiful light management, bravo !
adores (45029) 2012-12-01 16:20
Good series of photos, showing so well the real life! We can clearly see love and protection in this one! I like the note and the photo! - so much your style!
sevy (58) 2012-12-06 3:36
When we are looking to the details of this shot, it is getting stronger and stronger.
Here, but it is my way to see this shot, I would have gone for a more square frame, cutting the right side of the frame.
maloutim (9639) 2012-12-14 20:45
This post of yours is very worthy and moving.
I agree entirely with what you say in the note, especially about dignity in poverty !
What a shame though that a rich country like India should have so many poor in these conditions !
Very touching photograph of a sleeping child and his loving father ! At least this child has got the riches of parental love!
A true message of approaching Christmas. Christ was born in poverty, because he valued the poor more than anyone else.
Thanks for sharing, this photo and the worthy WS, and kindest regards.
kato (11630) 2013-03-23 6:37
You're capturing well this snap shot of daily line by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity. It shows us the section of family love directly in spite of poverty. It turns out that the child who has been embraced in the father and is sleeping is alive depending on parents. So, the world which we do not know is located much in a world. Technically, the light is managed well.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-03-26 1:11
your note is a piece of my thoughts!
your picture is priceless!
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-05-26 17:59
lovely photograph with a lot of emotion.really like the composition with the kid being off centered.the side light is superb.and the glow due to the white clothe makes the pic extra special.
COSTANTINO (64146) 2014-08-01 23:20
Good morning my dear friend
the beauty is into the simpliciy
your titlesafe and sound describes
everything in this shot
I liked your thought as following
my images are simply a snapshot of life
where often squalor and poverty og hand in
may be the world be better one day
thanks for sharing your thoughts
have a nice weekend
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (52987)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-26 7:12