poverty,polution and overpopulation are major problems of 3rd world counteries.I tried to represent it in this picture,
this picture taken in Sibi(very hot and poor village of Balochistan provance).
this kid standing on the edge of open trash heap.They set fire on this heap (this mysterious smoke coming from it)..
he is not wearing a pair of shoes and neat cloths to wear shows they are poor,smoke and fire indicating polution and parents of this kid dont know what their kids are doing it shows they have enough childern and simply they can not take care of them..
comments are welcome!
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danby1 (3697) 2005-12-29 16:24
sad shot here but true in many parts of the world i dont know what else to say, well captured, a piece of photo journerlism!
EOSF1 (1944) 2005-12-29 16:58
Great shot, it shows that we are capable of great things here on earth but that we are also not able to get some of our children out of their poor conditions. Thanks for reminding us. Nice composition and exposition.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-12-29 17:10
Very beautifull picture. The light is great in the smoke. I also like the face of this little child.
pridel (233) 2005-12-29 18:11
what a sad photo !
the gravity of the face of the boy is very moving. His glance in smoke is of a great sadness.
You made a success of a very beautiful photograph.
pranab (5354) 2005-12-29 18:30
as you commented on my photo before, it is a sad but fact of life for many of the third world countries. and also as i have said before, as long as politics, religion and power play is not removed from our socities we'll face this kind of reality for days to come. all you and i can do is do our part and hope someday the people in power will come to their senses and do something about this.
my hat's off to you for posting this shot.
fireflyz (2097) 2005-12-29 19:30
Very sad indeed! the garbage and smoke surrounding the boy help convey your message well. Hope this photo, motivates us, or those of us who can, to help out the poor in this holiday season.
warm wishes to you, my friend!
Wahclellaspirit (3905) 2005-12-29 19:42
Truthful image, it's too bad that there are places in today's societies that have or cannot seem to relegate help to those unfortunate in modern allowances. Great Shot!
don_narayan (2014) 2005-12-29 20:15
Salaam Mujtaba. powerful image, the boy's stare pierces through the smoke and really hits the views. nice work.
tjanze (5674) 2005-12-30 4:19
Good captured child portrait.Interesting surroundings and interesting note.
Philippe (11836) 2005-12-30 5:10
Hello, Mujtaba. I like this picture very much, first because it reminds us that too many children live in bad conditions and then because of the way this kid is looking at you, straight in the eyes, but with an interrogative look. The smoke adds softness to the light in your picture.
ALSOM (6616) 2005-12-30 5:20
You captured well what the contents of the note.
Overall sad look and looking from this kids sourrounded by pollution and dust.
ahmetgedikli (25147) 2005-12-30 16:37
Very nice shot. Beautiful portrait. If be not this normal life... selam
honeto (611) 2005-12-30 21:38
Well done and thanks for sharing.
Sad reality of life. But life goes on, for those who got too much, as well as for those who have too little. There is hope, he looks lost but healthy.
mpb001 (4600) 2005-12-31 17:14
Well rendered emotional shot, Mujtaba. It gives me a moment to reflect on the poverty still present in much of the world, and to have hope that some people will have a better year ahead, even if in a small way.
Jeppe (18654) 2006-01-02 15:51
I very touching photo and a little sad sight as well - The pose you got in combination with the smoke gives us a good feeling of beeing there.
Thanks for this and the note to make us think a while.
Stan (2770) 2006-01-02 18:26
For sure it's not a normal life. Your picture is good testimony of the stupidity and cupidity of our governments which prefer buying arms instead of feeding his children.
faubry (35373) 2006-01-03 3:47
hello Mujtaba, very sad portrait, a pitty what children are living again likre this boy!!!! good composition
capthaddock (28790) 2006-01-03 9:53
Hi Mugush - sad but powerful image, the smoke really makes a special atmosphere, even if it comes from an unsavoury source,
quillo (11850) 2006-01-03 13:06
Hi Mujtaba friend, your photo and your note is impressive and causes that we meditate and we reflect mainly on this so unequal and unjust world for the children.
A hug........ Paco
annagrace (2467) 2006-01-03 16:06
What a beautiful boy! I know many families in the U.S. who would welcome him. I am sad to see the poverty. Thanks for sharing this important photo, straight to my favorites!
Marche (4307) 2006-01-04 16:41
Superbe image. Ce petit garçon avalant à longueur de jour toute cette fumée nocive est très intéressé par le photographe. Tu as bien su figer cette émotion.
Très beau cliché.
colinbrenchley (6427) 2006-01-07 16:10
The smoke adds tremendous atmosphere to this image. Your notes are very moving.
delaufer (260) 2006-01-08 21:40
This is a very moving and beautiful portrait, perfectly composed. Without the help of your note this picture could be interpreted in many different ways, like many things we see in our world. Outstanding note, powerful vision. TFS, Don
commenta (1145) 2006-01-09 13:08
La pauvreté montre son visage ; Dieu merci, l'enfant a l'air d'être bien nourri, il a de bonnes joues.
Je trouve que la position sur la photo de cet enfant est un peu trop centré (mais ça reste un avis strictement personnel).
RGatward (20050) 2006-01-10 3:37
Missed this powerful, and beautifully executed shot. The somke gives it a fine atmosphere, and the expression speaks volumes, nice work.
Ejla (439) 2006-01-10 18:54
A kind of a social photo. Cruel realism! life isn't just sunsets! If I had something like this I shoudn't upload sunets!
donluicu (24718) 2006-01-16 12:29
Braov for this post, thanks for sharing those "local" views that we don't see oftne (or never) in Europe..
snsk (794) 2006-01-16 17:03
An powerfull and touching image, suitable for unicef post card.
t0mmm1 (5440) 2006-01-16 17:19
your picture express very well your note and your thoughts. It's a beautiful picture and the smoke is increasing the dramacity of this "normal life".
jeffchaill (443) 2006-01-17 5:14
sade but very good photo Mujtaba.
We realy feel what you want to represent on your shot.
Very good compo as well........good work.
T F S JEFF
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2006-01-18 17:55
nice shot...it is sad. I like the effect of the smoke and the lighting is good. Thanks for sharing!
athos99 (6894) 2006-01-18 17:56
This glance of child is very strong.
I like the simplicity of this image.
The smoke and the sunbeams make softer this image.
An image which touches me
DLM (6479) 2006-01-24 12:28
Thanks for posting this real image,it reminds me of how lucky most of us are.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-01-24 17:43
Another one of your great documental images.
The scenario, the child´s eyes and cloth retreats very well the poverty in the third world.
I see that you put much of your feelings in your images, which I appreciate in a photographer (some art critics say that a photographer must be neutral to retreat better the reality, but I disagree).
I can compare your photos with the ones that Sebastião Salgado does… but in colors.
Keep working that way.
iliannak (774) 2006-01-25 5:29
the sad side of our world ...
amazing picture :o) telling us much more what simple words could describe :o)
many TFS it with us
cherubin (1971) 2006-01-25 16:35
nice photo, i think you have managed to show us all these facts within your photo!
BlaiseCendrars (0) 2006-01-25 17:42
A very emotional and sad shot with great expression of human suffering, heartbreakingly enhanced by the fact that its a little kid. Composition is spot on with the smoke and rubbish, sadly, around the boy.
Thanks my friend, you create great emotion with your photos.
frozenjazz (303) 2006-01-27 10:32
This is a very powerful shot, full of emotion.
The smoke, the dirty clothes, the sad face and the fact that this kid is looking straight at you contribute to a very touching photo.
Maybe you could crop a bit of the right part, so that the boy will be just more off center.
Excellent work !
lewiz (1297) 2006-02-01 15:22
Absolutely stunning... the smoke, the look from this boy, the rubbish.
It really says what you wanted it to say. Very well done indeed.
dsolarov (422) 2006-02-09 22:42
This is a great shot.The smoke creates the atmosfere, but the note is the one that adds the cruel reality to the picture.
anavazao (5592) 2006-02-13 9:08
uma foto muito boa mostra quanto nós podemos ser maus com os nossos!
Gerrit (43763) 2006-03-09 4:57
A good Panflet and a artistic interesting picture at the same time.
I see your pictures for the first time and I think they have a lot of power.
Thanks for sharing and regards, Gerrit
kajspice (4542) 2006-03-17 17:06
Another hardhitting and realistic portrayl of what you must observe on a daily basis Mugush,
Rightly so, you have brought it to us....a harsh reminder of the cruelty this youngster has faced already. I have a sinking feeling that things will not get any better for him...
olam (358) 2006-03-20 14:24
It's really amazing photo! The smoke or anything else what it is --> is simple and make really good impression! :) Take care, Ola
ngola (8) 2006-04-10 21:37
Your work is superb.As you had noticed, I'm new in Trekearth. So it is not easy to respond to all. However this photo of yours contains everything I respect in your work. Your social feeling, your photo expression ability and an excellent technical photo.
I will be care to your work.
Mistral (15402) 2006-04-15 5:10
the expression of this little boy it's great and the smoke adds a lot of atmosphere to the image.
Yes it's a pity to say that it's "normal" hard life.
eleparc (24063) 2006-07-26 7:15
this is indeed a poignant shot of this kid... you achieved a very high and deserved score with this one. iwish i can help you reach the 100 smileys bar... great capture and note!
Benedict (7064) 2006-07-29 17:37
i went thru all your pictures. all great, they are! this particular shot made me very sad and emotional. it is, in what it depicts perfect in all honesty!! poverty is everywhere especially in the third world, where i also come from. i hope one day, instead of war and conflict, and arrogance and greed, the human race come realize that we are all one and we all should help each other rather than advocate destruction, anger or hatred.
and with regards to your postings, i salute you for a work well done! indeed, you are one of my favs. regards,
Guluzar (379) 2007-03-13 17:01
:( Wonderful shot in a bad world!!! superb color, composition .. i just love your shots..they are great!
amazon (12110) 2007-03-14 2:21
merhaba Mujtaba ,
thank you very much for your nice comment my photos and my flag,
I remember you and your perfect photo''goodbye Ramadan 2''...
I love children photos,
and your boy...he is looking very beautiful,
soma (935) 2007-03-16 17:30
oh my god mujtaba ,,,that is really a picture that is worth 1ooo words !! so sad to see this innocent child in such an environment ,,,and his eyelook and the way he stands says it all...
sardonic (378) 2007-03-18 8:37
Too tragic, but marvellously captured. Hope this boy will be ok soon...
iGirl (1223) 2007-03-21 14:13
I love the smoke, the pose of the child, the expression on his face, the pose of his hands. This is a very photojournalistic-looking shot. Nice job!
ste (872) 2007-03-25 18:29
dur de dire : quel beau cliché! sans penser à tout ce qu'elle montre; la misère peut elle être belle? non! c'est toute la complexité de la photo...ce gamin a un regard perçant, sans fard comme c'est souvent le cad dans ce "genre de situation"
Luciana (2269) 2007-03-25 19:13
Gosto de ver o mundo (que eu não conheço) assim pelos seus olhos!
Essa fotografia é linda.
Abraço do Brasil,
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-03-28 12:00
this image is absolutely wonderful!!
great expression of the boy, great atmosphere!!
the smoke, the tones, the composition!all is superb!
andeweg (139) 2007-04-27 1:18
This is a really outstanding picture! It has body, it lives. It touches your soul, seeing this kid standing there!
captainsgirl (3448) 2007-05-02 21:36
Sad story and there is a child just like this in every country, 100's of them. So very sad. You've photographed him beautiufully though. Very touching. TFS
Thanks for your comments on my photo " Come for a walk with me. (4)" :o)
smash2707 (3280) 2007-05-03 11:11
Great shot of a sad reality. The face of the child is very expressive. Good crop which allows the smoke to add to the sad atmosphere. Regards, Yvonne
Roelena (155) 2007-05-12 15:38
Those 3 things are a threat for the whole humanity, not just for the 3rd world countries. Changing the attitude of the main world economical powers will be a challenge, they can choose to find ways for solving these problems or not to do it and dye finally together with the poor ones (Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money can not be eaten, an Indian saying that I saw on a biologist emails) ...I think you know it!
Good illustration of the world we live in!
dareco (17134) 2007-07-27 15:29
Harsh reality! And one that can be forgotten in our busy lives. Thanks for reminder. A great photo that really says it all.
- Copyright: Mujtaba Khan (mugush) (2098)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): brevbrev14 fav. 2007, Disheartening, My work [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-29 16:08
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