Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Waiting, originally uploaded by dspics.

A trio of sisters waiting for their food distribution.

Photo by David Steven, Gloucesterhsire - United Kingdom.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Thaddius, originally uploaded by micantlec.

I was walking in Kensington on a bitterly cold day when Thaddius, a familiar panhandler and long time resident of the market, asked me to take his picture in exchange for any spare coins. I obliged, he fixed his hair and arranged his expression long enough for two takes. When I returned a few days later with a few prints he said, "I look pretty good, don't I? Don't you think I look like Jesus?...My eyes look tired - I'd better get my shit together and eat some proper food!"

Photo by Michael Leckman, Toronto - Canada.

Monday, August 29, 2005


NO COMMENT, originally uploaded by HORIZON.

Photo by HORIZON, Mashhad - Iran.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Please answer our cry!

Please answer our cry!, originally uploaded by carf.

We would very much appreciate your feedback in our simple, ten question Children At Risk – Charity Participation Survey, which will help us to implement more effective public participation and support for our programmes with at-risk children in Brazil.

Thank you for your co-operation!
Photo by Gregory J. Smith, São Paulo - Brazil.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Self Service

Self service, originally uploaded by Ayeona.

Mother and Children queing their containers for water in their communal self-pump water source in the squatter area.

Obviously sharing of living is very common in the urban communities.

Photo by Langfia Ayeona - Metro Manila, Philippines.

Friday, August 26, 2005


Sleeper, originally uploaded by Janebug.

On a bench outside the Central Reference Library in Manchester.

Photo by Jane, Manchester - UK.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Deheisha Kids on Step

Deheisha Kids on Step, originally uploaded by velvetart.

Deheisha Refugee Camp, West Bank - July 2005.

Photo by Shabtai Gold, New Yorker, based in the Middle East.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Time Out (Roma, 2005)

Time Out, originally uploaded by NaOH.

Photo by Noah, Rome - Italy.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

São Paulo

São Paulo, originally uploaded by Paula Marina.

Photo by Paula Marina Castro, São Paulo - Brazil.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Cacique Nambikwara

cacique Nambikwara, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

"Cacique" means the Indian Tribal Chief.
He is the leader of the "People from the Ashes", and he emphasized this to me when I asked permission before taking his portrait.

They have a special ritual for this nose piercing. They do it to mark puberty's masculine passageway, were the boy should show courage, firmness and spiritual power.

I looked at this photo more then a hundred times.
First, I'm still asking why he was looking at me so deeply.
Secondly, I just can't believe that I did this one.

Indigenous Meeting at Betioga city.
The Nambikwara live on the Mato Grosso State's west and Rondônia State in Brazil. Population about 998, in 1999.

Photo by Tatiana Cardeal, São Paulo - Brazil.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Bangladesh: Dhaka

Bangladesh: Dhaka, originally uploaded by babasteve.

Photo by Steve Evans (BabaSteve)
Steve does cultural research and travels the globe extensively. Photography is his hobby.

Friday, August 19, 2005

BraSiLeiRinho. / BraZiLiaN BoY.

BraSiLeiRinho. / BraZiLiaN BoY., originally uploaded by JucaFii.

Monobloco Carnival Parade.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Photo by Juca Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Born Dead on the 4th of July

Born Dead on the 4th of July, originally uploaded by AnomalousNYC.

America is not so bad, really, unless you're paying attention.

From the fantastic photo gallery of street portraiture by Anomalous, Lower East Side - NYC, USA.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


FORSAKEN, originally uploaded by HORIZON.

Photo by HORIZON - Mashhad, Iran

"Coming to Horizon's page I know I'm walking through a special place; to look and learn not only about his fantastic and beautiful country, but also to look the world through his wisdom. Even the world of dreams.
Behind a shy man, a gentleman and kind person.
You will feel his deep soul beyond his wonderful pictures, and you should find a great friend too."
- Tatiana Cardeal

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Nepal, originally uploaded by babasteve.

Photo by BabaSteve - Steve Evans.

Monday, August 15, 2005


Home, originally uploaded by Sarrah.

Photo by Sarah Shoughi, London - UK

Sunday, August 14, 2005


mothers I, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

Mothers who had lost their children by violence and gun fire were doing a symbolic ritual during the opening of the Urban Outcries II.
I was thinking how strong those women were, and for a moment I wasn't able to breath.

More information about this action on CARF's Photostream

Ok, seems we are starting a new virtual march.
Please , take a look here: Control Arms

Photo by Tatiana Cardeal, São Paulo - Brazil

More Tatiana Cardeal at (:)<[o]=
Os Invisíveis (The Invisibles)
Multimedia Journey by Carlos Chiyoda and Tatiana Cardeal.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Jimmy - Street Portrait

Jimmy, street portrait, originally uploaded by btezra.

It took me a while but I finally introduced myself to Jimmy.

I have walked past dropped whatever change and a few dollars here and there in Jimmy's cup almost every Saturday for the last few years. Oddly enough I never introduced myself, yet alone asked to photograph him.

I finally introduced myself.
And so did Jimmy.

I told him to "give me his best smile and I'll pull the trigger".
He just winced and said, "Guy like me ain't got no smile when he's sitting on the ground begging for change".

I begged to differ...he is a fine man. A proud man.
A man filled with hope. The poetry flowed from his expression and his smile.
I hope that shows in his portrait.

Photo by Bteezra - USA.

Friday, August 12, 2005

The Visit

The Visit, originally uploaded by Ayeona.

You approach the world with open arms and hope it wants you. Hope to be asked in to sit amongst the fine furniture.
The world is busy and polite and believes in independence. You want to make friends, be boisterous. You'd expected something a little more gregarious but you'll take a photo anyway to show your friends.
Here it is.
Here's the world on a good day, turned slightly away, but this is no offence, merely the sun was in its eyes and it turned briefly to avoid being blinded by it.
- by Jenny Bornholt

Photo by Langfia Ayeona - Metro Manila, Philippines.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Balancing between hell and heaven.

Alberto - I, originally uploaded by carf.

Alberto is ten years old. He lives with his father alone. His father drinks too much and that leaves Alberto in rather a delicate situation. His mother he does not know, she’s been in prison too long, since he was small, because she killed a pregnant woman. Alberto reckons she will spend thirty years there.

Alberto balances between many uncertainties with his father, who puts strict but inconsequent limitations on him, depending on his own state of mind. Things like not letting him go to school or participate in activities at Hummingbird. Alberto is still too young to go against his dad in situations like these, but the time will come as he grows.

It’s important we follow-up a kid like Alberto, who stands in danger of hitting the streets in a tough way. We are his parachute and safety net in rough storms, that’s important, it prevents him from becoming yet another street kid.

The mark on his throat was his drunk dad last night.

Text and Photo by Gregory J. Smith,
Social Entrepreneur & Founder of The Children At Risk Foundation - CARF

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Forsaken on the Streets

, originally uploaded by shadowplay.

Photo by Hans Proppe
See the rest of this fabulous series "On the Street" by ShadowPlay.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Guarani Suicides

Guarani suicides, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

Much of their land has been stolen from them. This crisis has driven over 300 Guarani, mainly adolescent to kill themselves.
The Guarani-Kaiowá in Brazil suffer particularly from this, and it has led to severe depression. Three hundred and twenty Guarani-Kaiowá committed suicide between 1986 and the beginning of 2000, the youngest being just 9 years old.

They are a deeply spiritual people, who believe they were the first people to be created by the "great father", Ñande-Ru. For the Guarani the "terra sem mal", or "land without evil", is the resting place of the soul after death. It is essential for the soul to arrive there so it can rest peacefully.

Indigenous Meeting at Betioga City.
The Guarani People live in many Brazilian's States.
Population about 35.000, in 1998.

From a Photo Series by Tatiana Cardeal, São Paulo - Brazil.

Monday, August 08, 2005

El Playon, El Salvador

El Playon, El Salvador, originally uploaded by Marcelo Montecino.

This dump was a favorite spot for death squads to unload bodies.

Photo by Marcelo Montecino, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Street Children in India

IMG_0196, originally uploaded by FedericoF.

All over the world we abandon our children for the sake of our endless egoism, leaving millions to fight for survival on the streets.

Photo by Federico - Milano, Italy.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

O Haiti é aqui - O Haiti não é aqui!

"A series of coordinated attacks in São Paulo left six homeless people dead and nine others hospitalized. All 15 were beaten with metal piping as they slept in downtown pavements. Police believe the attacks were carried out by a member of a hate group seeking to rid the streets of unwanted elements. The assaults evoked dark memories of a similar case in Rio de Janeiro in 1993 in which off-duty policemen shot dead eight street children."

Source: Time Magazine - 6th. September 2004.

Photo by Eduardo da Costa, Liège - Belgium.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Forsaken Children on the Streets of Brazil

Abandoned - II, originally uploaded by carf.

Sandra surrounded by other street kids, sitting on a bench on São Paulo's famous Praça da Sé (the Cathedral Plaza) in the city centre, a popular hang-out for this Brazilian megacity's street children back in 1993.
She was miserable, angry and tired of waiting because her sister did not run back to the streets with her from our recuperation centre. Accustomed to being together on the streets she hated having to spend time alone, but the wait lasted for six months when she was eventually allowed to come back to our centre, never to run away again. Since then she has grown up together with her two brothers and sister and is now a married mother.
See her ten years after this photo was taken.

© Photo by Roar Christiansen - CARF.