Friday, September 30, 2005

G R E E N Calcutta

G R E E N. Calcutta, originally uploaded by clauderenault.

An old man sleeping in a street of Kolkata..
I was amazed by the white of the pillow ...

Photo by Claude Renault, Reykjavik - ICELAND.

Thursday, September 29, 2005


Tibet 6, originally uploaded by mick y.

Children searching through the garbage in the hills outside Lhasa

Photo by Mick Yates, United Kingdom.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Sri Lanka Woman

Sri Lanka Woman, originally uploaded by WayneMethod.

This woman lived by the seaside. Most of the houses here were destroyed by the tsunami; only a few still stood. We were in a bus on our way to visit some affected families when the road was blocked by some obstacles. I seized this opportunity to take this photo.

Photo by Wayne Method.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Baidehi.. Varanasi

Baidehi.. Varanasi, originally uploaded by clauderenault.

Baidehi is a destitute woman from the state of Bihar. She came to Varanasi to die, living with other older women inside a house next to the cremation ghats.

I already posted a portrait of her.
Here you can see her, with her belongings where she lives. You can see the small earth oven on the left of the picture, where she cooks her meals.

Photo by Claude Renault, from Brittany, France. Living in Rekjarvik - ICELAND.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Ray & the money

Ray & the money, originally uploaded by Scholten.

I met Ray sitting in front of the church. When I asked him if I could make a portrait of him he refused. He wanted some money to buy food... so I portraited him with the little money I gave. Thanks for the picture Ray, and roll on the blues.
- Nederland, Breda, 17-09-2005

Photo by Paul Scholten, Netherlands.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Ethiopian girl

Ethiopian girl, originally uploaded by BoazR.

A cute Ethiopian girl in one of the big markets.

Photo by BoazR, Nanjing - CHINA.

Saturday, September 24, 2005


VEGAS VAN GOGH, originally uploaded by snowriderguy.

This local character was hanging outside a Starbucks in the outskirts of Las Vegas. All I had to do was buy him another coffee in exchange for the portrait.

Photo by Rick (snowriderguy), Boston - USA.

Friday, September 23, 2005

The Recluse - El Corinto, Honduras 2005

Photo by Tomás Montecino, Bethesda - USA.
(Marcelo Montecino´s son)

I am a young, idealistic, sly, self concious, artistic, loving, vegetarian, American Chilean teen. Just started taking photographs this summer in a community service trip to Honduras which i took as a member of the organization Amigos de las Americas.

Thursday, September 22, 2005


Homeless, originally uploaded by lil.

Regardless of the season, the homeless in Ueno Park manage to find somewhere = to sleep, remaining oblivious to the crowds visiting for early cherry blossom viewing.

Ueno, Tokyo, 2002

Photo by Kristen Elsby (lil), Tokyo - JAPAN.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


war, originally uploaded by Ed Wood.

Oh no!
There's got to be a better way
Say it again
There's got to be a better way - yeah
What is it good for?
War has caused unrest
Among the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die?
War - huh
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it again
War - huh
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
War - I despise
'Cos it means destruction
Of innocent lives
War means tears
To thousands of mothers how
When their sons go off to fight
And lose their lives
I said
War - huh
It's an enemy of all mankind
No point of war
'Cos you're a man
Give it to me one time - now
Give it to me one time - now
War has shattered
Many young men's dreams
We've got no place for it today
They say we must fight to keep our freedom
But Lord, there's just got to be a better way
It ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
Friend only to the undertaker
War - Good God, now
Give it to me one time now
Now now
What is it good for?

- Edwin Starr, 1970

Photo by Eduardo da Costa, Liège - BELGIUM

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

We know the suffering

We know the suffering... X, originally uploaded by carf.

You see this painting behind me good people, it’s been there since 1986 and she’s been there since 1986 too, that’s 19 years you know!

Are you paying attention to her calling? their calling?

Will you make changes in your lifetime?
You know of the suffering, they feel the suffering...
...It’s historical!

A tribute to our brothers and sisters in New Orleans.

Painting: "Peixeiros" - 1986, 90 x 70cm. Oil on Board, by Orlando Mattos.

Model: 9-year old Juliana Teixeiro da Silva, member of the Grupo Cultural Beija-Flor at the Hummingbird Cultural Activity Centre in São paulo, Brazil.

Photo by Gregory J. Smith, CARF, São Paulo - BRAZIL.

Monday, September 19, 2005

I am Thinking of You...

, originally uploaded by AnomalousNYC.

I went out in the street and started talking with people about the Hurricane, asking them how they felt and asking them if they would like to hold this message for the people down there. The response was amazing: in the last four days, I've gotten nearly 1,000 of these portraits.

Some people smiled and sent comforting faces. Some people frowned and sent faces that showed their grief and concern. Some people - in particular those people who are actually from New Orleans or who have family there - made very stony faces. These latter in particular moved me profoundly and sometimes I found myself crying while taking these pictures. It was as if they stepped beyond the theatricality and falsehood of photography to really say with their simple presence, shouting against all hope across a vast gap, I am thinking of you.

See the entire series by viewing the Slide Show
Photos by AnomalousNYC, Lower East Side, New York City – USA.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Village in India

village / India, originally uploaded by globaltrotter.

Collecting cow dung for cookingfire.

Dick Verton (Globaltrotter), Joure - the Netherlands.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


India n6, originally uploaded by babasteve.

"India's middle name is CULTURE SHOCK! I think this is the most extreme "other culture" I have ever experienced, but I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything..."
- Steve Evans (babasteve)

Photo by Steve Evans, Bangalore - INDIA

Friday, September 16, 2005

Premières Nations dans la rue

Premières Nations dans la rue, originally uploaded by -Ant-.

At the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (NFCM), january 2005.

Homeless aboriginals have it harder than anyone else in Montreal. The desire to seek a better life or to escape the violence and the idleness of their native village makes them head to the metropolis, often resulting in a cultural shock, intensified by the always present but somewhat hidden racism that shuts doors, and opportunities, in their faces.

Au Centre d'amitié autochtone de Montréal, janvier 2005.

Les autochtones itinérants l'ont plus difficile que d'autres dans les rues de Montréal. Le désir d’une meilleure vie ou de fuir la violence et le désoeuvrement de leur village natal les pousse à rejoindre la métropole, ce qui constitue pour beaucoup d’entre eux un choc culturel, souvent intensifié par le racisme qui leur ferme les portes.

Photo by Antoine Rouleau, Montréal - CANADA.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Return From the Front, Managua, Nicaragua

Photo by Marcelo Montecino, Bethesda, MD - USA.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Protests in Bili`in against the Wall

Bili`in Village (West Bank), September 2005.
The Palestinian protesters here faced the Israeli soldiers (unseen) who were situated near the mosque.

For several months now the Palestinians in Bili`in (backed up by some Israeli and international lefties) are protesting the wall Israel is building on their land.

Photographed last Friday morning.

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Woman on the Street

WomanontheStreet, originally uploaded by amsabri.

Gut-wrenchingly pathetic woman on the streets of Mumbai.

Photo by Amber Sabri, San Francisco - USA.

Monday, September 12, 2005

b a d l a n d s. . .

b a d l a n d s. . ., originally uploaded by dR. . ..

Photo by dR

Check out his wonderful galleries

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Hair style

Hair style, originally uploaded by BoazR.

Each Tribe in the Omo region has a uniqe hairstyle!!
Ethiopia 2005

This picture was taken with Nikon F90x and Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 lense.

Photo by Boaz, Nanjing, China.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

From Thailand...

, originally uploaded by shadowplay.

Photo by Hans Proppe (ShadowPlay), Agua Dulce, Ca. & Whidbey Island, Wa. - USA.

Go see ShadowPlayImages for more of this incredible artist.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Dad *and* his autobiographical sketch together

Forgive the redundancy: I do not know why I had not thought of this
earlier, but here is a shot of my dad next to the sketch.
I think the correlation between the eyes is amazing. I have the same basic trait (a very bright and open right eye - as in *his or my* right eye (as opposed to the reversal of eyes in any photograph), and a lower left eye), but I get the feeling that for my dad it may be a painful sensation (his left eye), too.

Photo by Cyrus Bryan Kilby Campen, Chicago - USA.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

We know the suffering...

We know the suffering... VIII, originally uploaded by carf.

You see this painting behind you young man, it’s been here since 1963 and we’ve been here since 1963 (and long before that too, you know!)

Beware Wendell! With that indomitable look on your face, you’d easily be mistaken for one of us!
I know the honest choice is not always the easiest one, especially when one has so very little to choose from!

But believe me Wendell; crime doesn’t pay!
You know the suffering, we know the suffering...
...It’s historical!

A tribute to our brothers and sisters in New Orleans.

Read Billy Jaynes Chandler’s Book about Lampião and Maria Bonita (depicted in the above painting)
The Bandit King

The Greatest Bandit of all Time
"Greatest" is a highly mixed compliment, since many bandits have been violent, even sadistic sociopaths. But most bandits' careers lasted one, two, perhaps three years at most before being snuffed out by the (so-called) forces of law and order. But Lampaio (Virgulino Ferreira) was a highly successful bandit for 16 years, from 1922-38 in Northeast Brazil, a drought-prone region of great poverty and inequality that was long a fertile breeding ground for banditry. By that standard alone, he surely was one of the greatest. He was extremely shrewd and resourceful, and one reason for his longevity was that he avoided clashes with armed opponents whenever possible, though he could fight with the best when he had to.

Chandler has done a superb job in recreating the life and times of Lampiao, and due to the timing of his investigations this effort is unlikely to be surpassed. His 1970s research led him to many people who knew or encountered Lampaio, and the oral data he gathered becomes more valuable with each eyewitnesses' passing.

One of the major strengths of "The Bandit King" is Chandler's skill in addressing broader issues raised by Lampaio's career. The best-known is the question of "social banditry." The archetypal social bandit for English readers is, of course, Robin Hood, and the myth of social bandits has them "robbing from the rich to give to the poor."

Read the complete review of The Bandit King by Chimonsho (Turtle Island) or buy the book at

Photo by Gregory J. Smith, CARF, São Paulo - BRAZIL.

Painting: "Lampião e Maria Bonita" - 1963, 60 x 90cm. Oil on Board, by Orlando Mattos.
For the Official Website on Lampião, click here

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Our Congratulations to “Forsaken by Society” and all the nominees that took part in this years' 2005 Flickys People's Awards. The Flickys are a celebration of Flickr excellence amongst our peers. It's a unique and special way of expressing and presenting those photographers, artists and images, which speak strongly and deeply to us and a heartfelt thanks to all of you members who have made the 1st Flickys such a success.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


kid, originally uploaded by ko-knia.

Poor kid - Cambodia

Photo by Ko-Knia, Canuck.
Lived in Cambodia for 6 yrs during the 90's.

Monday, September 05, 2005


NO COMMENT!, originally uploaded by Sizif.

Poverty fashion!! ...................

Photo by Reza Nezamdoust, Mashhad - IRAN.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Lucky shot from the hip...

lucky shot from the hip, originally uploaded by isherwood.

Photo by Winston Isherwood, Brussels - Belgium.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

American Betrayal

American Betrayal, originally uploaded by AnomalousNYC.

"Is this what the pioneers of the civil rights movement fought to achieve, a society where many black people are as trapped and isolated by their poverty as they were by segregation laws?"

"If Sept. 11 showed the power of a nation united in response to a devastating attack, Hurricane Katrina reveals the fault lines of a region and a nation, rent by profound social divisions."
- Mark Naison

Photo by Anomalous, Lower East Side, NYC - USA.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Vain Hope, Santiago - Chile 88

Photo by Marcelo Montecino, Bethesda, MD - USA.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Golden Door Locked

The Golden Door Locked, originally uploaded by AnomalousNYC.

People call this local crazy guy Screaming Jesus. On the fourth of July he was storming around my neighborhood with this huge flag.

He really is crazy, and he yells all the time. He yells about genitals a lot. But he also yells about the social injustice in which he is embroiled. You can see how difficult his life has been in his face. I have heard him talk about Bush and the current state of America with an incisiveness and intelligence that would stop a freight train. People just laugh at him. He reminds me of prophets from the Old Testament, warning of the fall of the kingdom.

This famous poem sits, embalmed, on the Statue of Liberty out in the bay, where no one can get to it:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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