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Thrown away lives

Thrown away lives
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Copyright: gloria williams (touristdidi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 1324] (6497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-17
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Olympus 8080
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): MISERE ET EXCLUSION [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-17 7:27
Viewed: 2188
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
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Children no one wants, or who want no one. They were all sniffing glue when I approached. One has a gun in his hand (real???). Nepal has thousands of street children because of the never ending conflict, mistreatment at home, or inability to feed the entire family. To dull the outside world, glue sniffing, drugs and alcohol are their lives now. The one in the different colored squares jacket, followed me for a block demanding 500 rupees, about $8. When some foreigners walked behind me, he left.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-11-17 7:31]

Hi gloria

A superb daily life shot & also a sad social commentary. Good photojournalism. Well done!

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  • alark Gold Star Critiquer [C: 57 W: 3 N: 5] (52)
  • [2005-11-17 7:35]

wow - I second exactly chris' remark above. Daring as well.

I visited Nepal in 2000. Just a few day’s in big city’s. Never seen this. What I have seen that they are very poor. Live on less then a dollar a day. In that time they where nice and peaceful. At least in the mountains where I was. Good documentary photo.

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2005-11-17 8:09]

Superb shot Gloria, almost journalistic in nature. B

Hi Gloria.
Sad but real. Life...

Hi Gloria, What a sad story this shot portrays. It makes me appreciate my lot in life. Photo-journalistic shot that really does not need a storyline. Well spotted and TFS, Paul.

Tragic. A good picture. Thanks for sharing.

a strong image Gloria...
good journalistic shot, not something we like to see but its all so real here...

hope you don't mind me adding this to the "reflections of life" theme :)

Outch! I smashing one! It's cruel a lot I consider it as a very good journalistic shot! All those garbage.. the wall of brick... the empty look in theyr eyes! Great one!

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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-11-17 13:05]

Triste Planète …
Je ne suis pas fier d'être Terrien …

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-11-17 20:02]

Very interesting documentary photograph! Sad but true! But we do not have to go that far to see this! We have the same problem here in the province of Quebec up north where the eskimos and autochtones live.The poverty,the lack of instruction and education lead those young children to sniffing drugs,especially today the gazoline!More and more young people are dying that way! Michel

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