Habitat for Humanity is a charity, set up in 1976, with the sole aim of tackling poverty housing on a global scale. Thirty years later they are working in 92 countries around the world and have built 225,000 homes in partnership with people in need of simple, decent housing.
They achieve this by mobilising thousands of volunteers every year.
Habitat for Humanity is now building at such a rate that every 21 minutes, another family moves into a simple, decent home and begins a new life of hope, dignity and opportunity.
A group of colleagues from work recently attended a build in Peckham, South London, installing insulation & plasterboarding walls.
For more info visit www.habitatforhumanity.org
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Polonaise (5802) 2008-02-29 5:07
Great portrait, Roberto !
A face that talks...
A photo that has all the reason in the world to be taken and to be presented to us...(a rare event on the pages of TE - I must tell you , brother (:-)))
Flawless technicality, immaculate preentatation.
Bravo pal, for throwing this charmer into the circulation.
PS: Also: A very noble cause (your note)
ben4321 (9875) 2008-02-29 11:47
Really unusual portrait Roberto. The light was tricky but you've handled it well, and it's the lighting that gives this shot it's strong impact.
The way most of the woman's face is obscured by both her face-mask and the shadow, revealing just the one eye (complete with amused twinkle), is very interesting. That one eye communicates a lot, probably more than a shot of her whole face would have done.
Excellent shot, all the more impressive for being taken on a compact - most people would struggle with that kind of light even with a top of the range DSLR.
I think it's one of the most interesting portraits I've seen here on TE for quite some time.
casperduppy (1590) 2008-03-01 1:56
A striking portrait, so very vivid and sharp. You even have her reflection in the background. And I like your note too. I once worked on a HFH project in Chihuahua so I know the good work they do.
Well done! casper
Tezic (17867) 2008-03-01 13:28
my critique is same like "Polonaise" !..
"a face that talks" ...
perfect light control and very well sharpness.. congratulations...
cobbydale (1958) 2008-03-02 1:59
Excellent portrait with a difference Roberto. Great sharpness and lighting, well seen and well executed.
marknunnerley (2780) 2008-03-03 3:59
Very good environmental portrait Roberto with excellent handling of the light here. That twinkle in the eye suggesting that some interaction between her and yourself or maybe she is a bit shy and embarrased.
Lovely portrait and a interesting note of the work that these people are doing.
robiuk (10807) 2008-03-04 6:22
Me as well, like Ben, was stunned at first by the technical
quality of this portrait, Roberto. I had to check your
equipment to see if this was done with a DSLR...
Absolutely great to have this one eye speak for itself and
have the other one pushed into shadow.
The white balance is great and colours well contrasted.
Beautiful tonal range here and inclusion of another
worker in the background.
Well done, mate!
rigoletto (34255) 2008-03-05 22:33
Hello Mr. Broglia,
An amazing portrait which breaks the regular law: "we should see the whole face".
I am so much attracted to the superb light, sharpness and captivating colors. The quality almost has the fine details of an 50 mm lens.
rushfan2112 (2965) 2008-03-06 14:01
Excellent portrait. The high contrast works well with this subject and the lovely 'smiling' eye suggests that the sitter is quite enjoying the attention.
A wonderful portrait as George says...!
Kind regards, Paul.
Balwant (588) 2008-03-07 1:10
What an amazing portrait! and an expression of this lovely lady, inviting us all, to join the Habitat of Humanity for a very good cause. Well done. Rrgards, Balwant
JorgeCK (2620) 2008-03-07 14:00
Excellent Portrait. Very good composition wonderful colors and so sharp.
Well done my friend. This one goes into my favorite gallery. thanks.
have a great weekend
Flavia (10352) 2008-03-08 22:31
Excelent portrait. The light is very nice, litting her smiling eye right at you. Nice work this people are doing.
redrash (522) 2008-04-16 5:46
Good portrait. Iím not sure if presence of the person in the background is a good or a bad thing. On one hand it gives the kind of filling that this picture was taken almost on a run, which is IMO a good thing but on the other hand it disturb composition and drags away the eye from the main subject which is not that good.