I´m uploading this to remind myself to quit taking pics of people sitting in windows...
With many reservations, I have sent this to the "Forsaken by Society" group... The child is certainly poor, but he is also being taken care of not only by his family but by the people at the fraternal organization (burial society, really) where he is pictured. Indeed, although society has forsaken many people, individual members of communities throughout Brazil and the world take it upon themselves to provide an emotionally and physically safe space for their children.
Photo by d.r.lynch, São Paulo - BRASIL.
Thanks for your great photo and your reflections regarding it d.r.lynch!
Although there is much truth in what you say, I feel that as long as there is inequality in the world, there will always be many who will eventually join the ranks of the forsaken.
Those who lack means of access to basic education, health and nutrition, and other minimum necessities to lead them on to become self-sustaining and productive citizens, will repeat the cycle of poverty and forsakeness.
It is a very sad situation that only we humans can make adjustments to, so as to bring forth positive changes to our societies.