A Gypsy refugee camp, in Kosovo. Where one meets the extreme of human feelings.
This young Gypsy mother, always silent and sad-looking, came to symbolise fatalism and pessimism to me - one of the moods so present there. A beautful despairness and early give up of any hopes... exactly what I was fighting against actually.
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dsidwell (9771) 2003-12-14 23:59
A powerful photo for me. I can see the pessimism in her face. Actually, I would define it as skepticism or cynicism, perhaps. The tones you've used add a journalistic feel to this, that I quite enjoy. It has an immediacy that strikes me as important to this image.
clodreno (0) 2003-12-15 3:17
A very interesting picture. She really seems sad. At the same time it's nice to have the baby, the future..
cool_krishna (465) 2003-12-16 7:42
Somehow this picture is very powerful. And title is very very apt. I think ur note and this picture make a strong statement. Another striking feature here is that expressions of the babe match with that of his/ her mother.
Choice of Black and White is good as well.
Will not call it a very plesant picture to look at but still it draws attention.
roshangar (1680) 2003-12-18 6:24
in aks ro kheili doost daram..az chand rooze pish ke didamesh ta hala chandin bar yadesh oftadam,doost daram ye rooz az roie in aks naghashi bekesham.
RandomCameraGuy (3069) 2003-12-20 15:26
I think this is a beautiful picture. The hopelessness is quite apparent in their distant eyes.
I did a workshop...
photovolos (931) 2005-12-18 14:01
Hi Sebastien.Nise and expressive portrait!!!
Verry good photo congratulation.
clarita (654) 2006-05-13 1:24
wow...this is indeed a powerful portrait just by the expression on the mother's face.
i like how you framed this in the colour of sepia as well.
job well done.
the tilt in the pic also adds to the intensity of the photo.
sorry i can't give out any props for this since i ran out for the day.
- Copyright: Sebastien Huntzinger (numahr) (350)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2001-10-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 2 months with Kosovo Gypsies
- Theme(s): Mother and Child, Nomads [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-12-14 19:29