Not everyone who thinks that football is the most important thing in life..
I have no idea of the costs of World cup in Brazil, but i am quite sure that much of the money could be spent in better ways.
Picture captured somewhere in central Rio, converted to b&w
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holmertz (37589) 2014-07-09 11:26
Inte bara brasilianska landslaget är utslaget, krossat och förnedrat. Det finns vanligt folk som inte heller har det så kul, om vi inte visste det förut (men det gjorde vi nog). I en sådan här bild är det inte färgerna som betyder något. Budskapet går bättre hem i svartvitt.
Det är alltid spännande att ta upp en ny bild från dig för att se var i världen du nu har varit, men Brasilien är ju gammal skåpmat :-). Polen var helt okej, men kanske inte så spännande som Brasilien. Det var i alla fall kul att äntligen ha varit där.
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-07-09 12:07
Hello Andre - thanks for posting this. Easy to forget in the excitement the human cost of such things, though I think in general more attention is paid to these issues now than in decades past. In China, there was a very real backlash against the government for the clearances of lower-income areas for the massive Olympic stadiums in Beijing, and the protests in Brazil have been front page news here in the US. I really wish a way could be found for organizations like FIFA to have to surrender more of the profit back to the host country, which typically makes nothing and in fact is often in debt for events such as these. Your shot does well to remind us of this. Thanks.
saxo042 (36918) 2014-07-09 12:19
Jag antog, som somliga andra, att bilden ett helt utslaget Brasilien, efter gårdagens katastrof. Men jag ser ju att bilden är äldre än så... Hur som helst en mycket bra dokumentation från ett land som sannolikt kan lägga pengar på annat än fotbollsarenor. B&W-versionen ger extra tyngd åt budskapet.
PaulVDV (20699) 2014-07-09 12:44
This picture shows well what I've seen so often during my visit of Brazil more than 20 years ago.
A few days ago I read an article in a Belgian newspaper that stated that there are a number of instances that earn a lot of money on the World Cup, such as the FIFA, the national associations of the participating countries, the football players themselves, all the companies that have recently carried out infrastructure projects, …
There is only one very big loser: the Brazilian people.
And I’m not referring to a lost match.
A huge sum of money was spent on new infrastructure that after the World Cup will be unnecessary, or much too large to use by the country afterwards. Money that was better invested in sustainable development projects for the country and its inhabitants.
Thanks for sharing, Paul
danos (83529) 2014-07-09 21:54
nice your eportage shot fron the 'backyard' of the World cup fields in Brazil, with the young boy to sleep on the pavement.The B/W of the photo enhance even more the tragedy of the poor peeple.
macjake (52830) 2014-07-09 23:27
i couldn't agree more with you.
Personally i have not been to Brazil, but from what I read and hear from others the level of crime and poverty is extremely high.
your choice of black and white works well to diffuse any sense of bright colors or happiness.
interesting post for sure.
dekanski (2522) 2014-07-10 3:31
just one thumbs up from me!!!
CLODO (29268) 2014-07-10 4:07
This picture after the Brazil "Bérézina" has now a more powerfull impact. All the money spent in the football arenas should have had a better object in schools, hospitals, buildings to replace the favelas....
dkmurphys (46940) 2014-07-10 5:29
Sad scene. The huge costs for World Cup are the main problem of Brazil, but the leaders seem not to care...
Have a fine evening.
ikeharel (52945) 2014-07-10 11:02
Good evening Boa,
The most impressive element in this picture, to my humble opinion, is the walikng away a number of people. We do not see their faces - but appears as nobody wouldn't care or even look at the young man lying on the pavement, probably stunned or drunk.
He looks very thin, from any reason.
Trully you had raised an issue most Brasilian aware about.
Good evening from Israel,
COSTANTINO (51850) 2014-07-10 12:48
Hello dear friend
what could I say for this scenery?
I red carefully your useful notes
and I agree that much of the money
could be spent in better ways
but this is our difficult life
mesutilgim (80522) 2014-07-10 13:00
Very nice b&w capture ! Simple but well observed and captured.
On shot thousand words.
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (82320) 2014-07-11 12:43
Excellent reportage photo.
The black and white increase this emotions.
Have a nice evening
rychem (19971) 2014-07-11 22:01
This reportage photo is very emotional, in the shadow of the great events live normal "bread eaters" with all the problems, concerns and joys in their life, great observation
jhm (135732) 2014-07-12 1:28
I also reading a few days ago I read an article in a Belgian newspaper that stated that there are a number of instances that earn a lot of money on the World Cup, but indeed this is shame in the world
Your picture shows perfect the difficult times in the world.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sonata11 (33175) 2014-07-12 9:06
Hello Boa, you're right! we always want to see very beautiful landscaping, beautiful architecture etc., but daily life style, street life, scene this one is less interesting, we are walking and passing by every day and every where all aver the wold. This problem is never ending story, how to manage that and another problems.
Wonderfully executed and I like in B&W colors.
All the best and have a great weekend,
Graal (95561) 2014-07-13 8:03
unusual street report from Rio de Janeiro. Good shot and comment in note.
Have a nice evening.
PS. Team Holland is superb.
npecanhuk (61518) 2014-08-16 9:35
Well, I'm brazilian and not a soccer fan! During the World Cup I had vacations and went mostly to Norway and was always asked "why are you here if everything is happening now in Brazil?!". Well, my answer was: "I wouldn't go to the games, anyway, and here I can watch them on TV if I want to!" I'm brazilian and I'm not too hopeful about improvements in a long term (I don't expect to be alive when Brazil has more social justice) and you know why? Because, corruption has entered brazilian soul and it'll take years until that disease is cured... if ever! Most of us cover our eyes to that kind of situation and still live the fantasy that we live in the most beautiful Country in the World, the happiest one... even the best one! O well, your picture tells us something about it!
- Copyright: Boa Kristiansson (boa) (5783)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-02-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon AF-S 24-70 / 2,8 G ED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-09 10:57