Very hard to say about him, He is Suresh, working as a helper in road side Mechanic shop which is situated in "Pudhupettai" chennai's biggest Motor cycle repairing lane , which contains of 500 mechanic shops around the lane. you can find so many Suresh's here. working for 50 to 75 rupees (one dollar) a day and he will get a lunch and 3 times tea or coffee while shopkeeper is having.Parents of these kids might be working anywhere else and doesn't care about this flower bud's education.
At most times, Mothers should depends upon these kids daily wages where is father most times in "busy in boosting". there will be a one tragedy story behind all these kids.
When ever time permits or their owners are not around these kids will go for park to watching kids playing around, Normally these kids will not go inside because his shop owner might come anytime, if he caught him his daily wages will be cut for the day.
When he stare at playing kids from outside grill of the park , I captured him from inside. For me he looks like in prison and he his... when this small buds will have a chance to get freedom and joy ?? Please Stop Child Labor.
Tomorrow i will post his colleague, Murghan.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-09-26 5:57
You post here a very nice picture. I like the choise of cropping with a nice symetry. I like the interesting glance of the child and your instructive note.
The quality is not perfect with noise but however this picture is very nice.
carlab (2095) 2007-09-26 6:26
I can't find words to comment on this photo...
Morac (27419) 2007-09-26 6:39
Very nice picture : Yes "Please Stop Child Labor"
Marc from Paris
jcdurka1 (1950) 2007-09-26 7:02
Nice format for this portrait in which the the attitude behind the grill give a prisoner feeling very strong to support sometime. Very well done and good note.
xramm (1831) 2007-09-26 7:06
This is strong portrait work. Good catch.
oochappan (22043) 2007-09-26 7:07
a graphical strong built up portrait with the two bars, his arms along and fitting repetition by the border to enhance his dreamy smile, you got something going here !
kevinos (7385) 2007-09-26 8:57
A very powerful and a very moving image, Senthil. The blank background and the bar give it a hard and appropriate structure, like the bars of a prison. It is a memorable image. regards kevin
venslens (448) 2007-09-26 9:36
This is good work senthil...moving note...
bhardwajkapil78 (486) 2007-09-26 10:47
His eyes got something man...
very beautiful and thought provoking image..
very nicely used, those iron grills...
Waiting for murghan..
brandstaetter (15915) 2007-09-26 11:29
a very good portrait and very meaningful. The first step to solve a problem is to be concious of it. Your documentation did it.
japiey (10163) 2007-09-26 21:49
A MAN IN HIS EYES..
A CHILD IN HIS DREAMS..
A FATE THAT DESTROYS HIS LIFE !!!!
arnabchat (7233) 2007-09-26 21:55
an important issue and a terrific portrait. the expressive eyes tell a story.
hispic (9619) 2007-09-27 3:05
This simple composition appeals strongly for this problem to us.
Very powerful and very moving shot.
nirmalccna (6) 2007-09-27 3:21
it is a good pic... good take and good idea
jhm (134440) 2007-09-27 4:57
Today I browsed to your gallery as a result of your visit to my photograph, I saw different lovely picture but I chose for this last picture, this portrait is extraordinarily nice and very well of quality too.
Very well done.
Have a nice day,
siddhu_myl (32) 2007-09-27 6:03
Thanks for your commands about my photo "lake near chennai".
I have visited you gallery, and this picture is really disturbing me lot, nice picture with the very good message.
jasmis (57812) 2007-09-27 6:11
Impressive portrait of a young boy. Important theme, serious message included.
prumod (8300) 2007-09-27 6:39
it's a strong shot which could open the eyes of the society who never minds about the situation within it! poverty is the enemy of humanity and is the route cause of all problems! your shot could convey the note excellently!
isabela_sor (47539) 2007-09-27 10:35
After reading your note which explain his situation ...I can't say nothing more!Can be the childhood like a prison for some kids...it looks so !!!So sad !Touching note
And his ex[pression .....his sad eyes ....
Amazing strong portrait
My best wishes for him and for his colleague
Davids (56) 2007-10-03 0:02
A stunning portrait with a terrible (but good written) note.
The bars, his scars and his expression . . brrrrrr
Thanks for posting it, telling the world the story again.
I wish Suresh all the best.
noborders (1010) 2007-10-03 21:18
Great photo, so simple and yet so true ! You touched a sensitive subject with love and care, found the perfect model and shoot in a simple but very effective way - more of this please !
ssujesh (42) 2007-10-03 23:45
His eyes and scars says the touching story
Perfect picture, Perfect title.
salvator (19102) 2007-10-04 1:48
Very effective, and very nice. The looks in his eyes, the composition, the white background and the use of light, although shot in harsh light, the details are very nice. Best regards. Salvator.
partha (14020) 2007-10-04 12:21
The best one in your portfolio. the iron rods are symbolic and the composition is simple and bold.
mikeo (12129) 2007-10-07 1:04
Great shot!!! So good composition...
Eyes of this boy are simply incredible...
And the story so sad:(
daddo (22350) 2007-10-12 5:39
Namaste Senthil.Such longing and sadness in those eyes. Childhood should be a time of security and joy. Suresh will be old before his time. The bars make a painful point- that freedom is denied to this child. A powerful shot. Regards. Klaudio.
delkoo (68) 2007-10-21 12:10
I've just been flicking through your gallery , i was attracted by this remarkable portrait of children at work, strong meaning and great note.
Didi (54663) 2007-10-25 11:20
Very touching expression, a very hard life for this boy.
Very interesting note but I was shocking; it's normal.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-10-30 2:28
Hi Senthil, the eyes you capture here are stunning!
i like your composition with the boy "prisoner" and the white background..
another good one!
DarkoG (8) 2007-11-01 15:00
Beautiful portrait and very sad story behind it.
gunbud (34066) 2007-11-02 20:25
Very powerful statement made with this painful image. Socialism does not seem to work but there must be some kind of balance to prevent a scene like this. Technically a very good photo especially the reflection seen in the child's eyes as he looks the children playing in the park.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-11-20 3:26
Hi Senthil, this is a hard and strong picture, there is already a book that can be read in this child eyes, tired but still a huge hope, hope of better and smoother life.
I love your crop and symetry in here, a very good picture, technically not perfect but i really don't care in that case
Priam1966 (892) 2007-11-24 9:08
Effectively a very good picture that remenber us there is child at works.
crckt (7218) 2007-11-25 2:20
Very touching shot. Your note is outstanding as well.
Thanks for sharing.
Benedict (7076) 2007-12-06 5:20
my heart cries out for this boy. i see sufferings just looking at him, the scar on his nose, the expression on his face. and the capture looks like he is in prison as well against those grills...i can't say enough!!
amazing capture and a work of art, senthil!
ayansadhu (1502) 2007-12-15 19:27
Reflections of pain is crystal clear in his eyes
scobert (5355) 2007-12-21 17:33
This is a very powerful photojournalistic image of this boy and his tragic life. I commend you for having the courage to photograph this abused child and for posting the photo. I often wonder when, if ever, mankind will finnaly mature and become civilized. Powerful and chilling photograph. Great work!
ilvao (2306) 2007-12-30 11:36
you are a great photographer moreover you inform us about a bad situation
you capured very well what you say in your note for this children
all the best
Sharee (312) 2008-01-02 6:52
This is a lovely picture Senthil, again, shame about the graininess but very well captured none the less. I have been to India 4 times now and am always deeply troubled by the number of children either begging or working at a very young age. These children are incredibly resilient and most have managed to have a very friendly and optimistic disposition. I often wonder what their future might have been had they had the opportunity of an education. But as you say, they bring in to the household a dollar a day and although an education is approx 10 cents a day food on the table is the priority for many of these families.
RADEEH (2802) 2008-01-05 6:40
Good journalistic effort! Thanks for bringing out this issue of child labour to the world.
ajujot (91) 2008-01-20 18:24
very good photo!
Mistral (15402) 2008-06-27 10:04
your note add a great touching story to your well managed composition. Really a great shot (a pity for the lack of sharpness).
eversmile (11628) 2008-10-01 3:54
This one is one of my favorites in your gallery. I always feel moved when I see it, and although I am not sure to be as much eloquent as I would wish, I'll try to tell why, today. The composition, and the frame in square make it abrupt, striking, like an uppercut. We can't avoid the straight look, the vulnerability of the naked child, hanged at the bars like a slave, and the nose with a large scar achieves to portrait him as a victim. So, the noise that could be distracting in another case, becomes absolutely secondary... and what remains in mind is a powerful shock in front of an unpretentious but very strong portrait.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-04-07 17:38
What a powerful photo even without the story behind it. My hope is that photos like this can inspire change in the world. Keep up the excellent work.