This is the backside of a war monument in downtown Turin. To this picture I like to add one question:
-Which one is the heroe?
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mathiasmo (1755) 2003-11-21 13:21
And I'll add another comment: is anyone looking at him? At least not at this shot, Ebbe. It's terrible to see that we should be all the same, but there are so many of us who are so fragile, homeless, hungry... Sad, but this kind of photo reminds us that we MUST be better! Very dramatic.
justrob (273) 2003-11-21 13:42
Nice photograph. Great juxtaposition between the monument and the person behind.
Very well spotted.
imageman (45) 2003-11-21 14:32
I don't understand. Why would the seemingly homeless guy be the hero. If he is a military vet then yes, but if not why? Thanks Rob
flip89 (3408) 2003-11-21 16:52
Good capture - you can tell a lot of stories from this - one is the fact that, like imageman laments, there are many military vets who are homeless. We may not know what the real story of the person here is, but the symbolism is powerful.
zto (292) 2003-11-22 9:29
First of all, i have to say that agree totaly with mathiasmo, after following the thread he started.
Secondly i think the symbolism in this picture is remacebly strong. Absolutylu no one is looking at this homeless man. The solider has turned his head away and the other statue has seald him/her self of with the cape. I think this pretty much reflects the society we all live in today where peope more or less step over the legs of another human been without taking notice. I beleive that the world would be a much better place if we just noticed the pepole around us. A smile can do so much and knowing that someone sees you can change the entire day and bring some hope in that persons life.
ornis (1271) 2003-11-26 2:59
First, and above all sensitivity feelings, this is a great shot because your shooting point allows each statue to have an original position. I like the elegant soft light and colors of the rich closed windows in the back, constrasting with the dark and massive war monument. Lightness against heaviness? Going further in the contrast... the poor guy just surviving brings us in the dark side of our egocentric civilization. Three facts in one around the lack of concern theme. Very well seen, Ebbe.
Tristan-z (1053) 2006-02-08 15:55
Excelente composition, j'aime le cadrage qui met en evidence l'individualité qui régne dans nos société.
fadingstar78 (420) 2006-10-16 8:30
Truly great shot in photoreportage style. Such a strong juxtaposition. and none of the statues are looking to the man... opportunity for a shot like this don't come often.
- Copyright: Ebbe Rozel (Ebbe) (9617)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Minolta Dimage F100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The uglier, grittier side of life., Fetal Position, War ... what's it used for? [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-21 13:04