Photographer's Note

I was rather saddened when I saw this young blind girl standing near the cathedral in Ciutadella, Menorca last May. Standing there, handing out leaflets and attempting to sell (I think) theatre tickets to passers-by, she appeared ignored by the hordes of local people and tourists who bustled by, too busy going about their business, shopping or talking to each other to notice her.

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012 is "Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty". This girl might not be poverty stricken nor hungry but I was still moved by her misfortune.

P.S. I have just received a very kind critique on this picture from a new TE member, Janet Greco (Squeakycarrot), who actually, would you believe, knows of this girl! She informs us:

"This is a typical summer scene here on the island, and nicely caught. The young girl is selling lottery tickets, and at any day of the year you can find either blind or not-fully sighted people selling these tickets all around Ciutadella. The reason they are selling these lottery tickets is that one of the national Spanish lotteries is run by ONCE, the national charity for the blind."

Wonderful! And I look forward to seeing some of Janet's pictures of Menorca too.

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