Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Thai Girls

, originally uploaded by shadowplay.

Photo by Hans Proppe, Agua Dulce, Ca. & Whidbey Island, Wa. USA

Monday, January 30, 2006

Penang-Street Tattoo

Penang-Street Tattoo, originally uploaded by Jan Dara.

Sleeping in a box on the street in Penang, Malaysia

Photo by Jan Dara

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Filling Up

Filling Up, originally uploaded by More Altitude.

A teenage girl fills up water pots in Kan-Karen-Kacha, central Niger.

This girl will fill up a lot of the pots lined up around to the right, then walk each one individually home on her head. The well from which she drew the water is about 50m deep, and she pulled the water up by hand using a small plastic bladder at the end of a rope. It takes several draws to fill up one of the pans she is pouring from. This will take several hours of her day, and she will do this every day until she has daughters of her own old enough to take care of this for her.

Niger ranks highest in the world for the proliferation of child labour. A recent Economist article observed that 60% of children between 5 and 15 are, according to technical definitions, engaged in child labour.

Photo by Tris, Niamey - NIGER.

Saturday, January 28, 2006


Ethiopia, originally uploaded by BoazR.

Two smiling sisters in the
Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia.

Photo by BoazR, Nanjing - CHINA.

Friday, January 27, 2006


My heart bleeds in black. I will meet you soon my friends...

Photo by Rod, Paris - FRANCE

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Think you got it rough...

Think you got it rough..., originally uploaded by ronwired.

Photo by Ronald Reed, Oakland - USA.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Demolition of the Azinhaga dos Bezouros Neighbourhood

Demolição do Bairro da Azinhaga dos Bezouros.

Photo by Gonçalo Santos.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Anyone for a game? (suggested title)

..., originally uploaded by ênio cesar.

Photo by Ênio Cesar, Paulicéia Desvairada - BRASIL.

Monday, January 23, 2006


Tajikistan, originally uploaded by babasteve.

Photo by Steve Evans, Bangalore - INDIA.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Hey! Look what I found!

Hey! Look what I found!, originally uploaded by carf.

Remember this?

Photo taken in Paraty, RJ. by Gregory J. Smith - CARF, São Paulo - BRAZIL.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Los ojos de Don

Los ojos de Don, originally uploaded by Memo Vasquez.

Cuando no sabemos el nombre de una persona mayor, le decimos "Don"... o "Doña"... este es el caso.
Me impresionaron mucho los ojos de Don. Mucha añoranza acumulada.

Photo by Memo Vasquez.

Friday, January 20, 2006

2 de bofe pa' llevar

2 de bofe pa' llevar, originally uploaded by b4RuCH1N.

Sad fact: while some people eat at fine restaurants or in the warmth of home, many people still eat in the coldness of a street.

...y todavia uno se queja

Photo by Barusch Benitez, Mazatlan - MEXICO.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Desalojados - Uninhabited

Desalojados, originally uploaded by dExTeR_.

Manifestation against the uninhabited on the Plaza Figueira.

Manif contra os desalojados na Praça da Figueira, 22-10-05

Photo by Pedro Vilela.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Grandmother & Daughter II

Grandmother & Daughter II, originally uploaded by Kalabird.

A grandmother and her daughter in their home in rural Cambodia. The little girl's mom has died from HIV/AIDS and this woman is caring for her and 3 other children. She is exhausted.

During our baseline survey in Kien Svay Province, Cambodia.

Photo by Michaela Hackner, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


uneasy, originally uploaded by stoneth.

(sf civic) (taken 1/17/06)

...homeless Terence from Alameda. Terrence had difficulty making eye contact; similar to Ray in furtive distraction.

(not cropped)

Photo by Tomas, San Francisco - USA

Monday, January 16, 2006

Old Weaver

old weaver, originally uploaded by phitar.

Exploring some of the hills on my own, I stopped for a while to watch this old Karen woman weave. Her son in law came by and spoke English. She is 89 years old and has all her humor.

Photo by Philippe Tarbouriech, Geneva - SWITZERLAND.

Sunday, January 15, 2006


NO COMMENT, originally uploaded by HORIZON.

Photo by HORIZON, Mashhad - IRAN.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Close your eyes to dissapear

" Could you spare some change please? " she said with her eyes closed....
I know her. I stopped. " One sec, let me check."
She opens her eyes, recognizes me and smiles. " Hello Miss. Thank you. You are very kind to us all. Thank you Miss."
" Oh, you're in luck! " I hand her a toonie.
Her smile got bigger. " I thank you very much. God bless you. Take care Miss."
"You too, good luck" I smile, touch her shoulder for a sec and then go on my way.

Photo by Ana Crisan, Oakville, Toronto - CANADA.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique, originally uploaded by camera_rwanda.

I love the choreography of kids playing--as well as the crouching, the squatting, the posing. These three muskateers are in a half-illuminated alley in one of Maputo's most dangerous neighborhoods. What a backdrop for such innocence, imagination, and silhoetted motion.

Mozambique. Afrika.
July, 2005.

Photo by Kresta King Cutcher, USA.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

G I V I N G. Badami

G I V I N G. Badami, originally uploaded by Claude Renault.

A woman giving water and food to a poor personn in Badami. I must add that before that she gave him food, wasn't ready to click...What else to say?. Here it seems people give often and all the time.

Photo by Claude Renault, Reykjavik - ICELAND.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Night out at the Opera...

A Night out at the Opera..., originally uploaded by carf.

Paraty is a wonderfully atmospheric town, any time of the day or night. There’s always a surprise waiting around the next corner.

Little Leandro was quite captivated by this first meeting with a very strange instrument that he had never ever seen before, in this equally strange "fairytale land".

Likewise his brothers, Samuel, Lucas and Elias, from the shanty where they normally live, in the mega city São Paulo.

Positively interesting...

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The lion

It was cold. I was spending some time sitting and chatting with Guy. We were sitting on the pavement in a crowed street. A man, Guy's buddy, was sleeping near us on a card. Half an hour later he suddenly woke up, looked at my face and decided to adopt me as a friend. We shook hands and begin a very long conversation. When I asked to shoot him, he'd got a large smile and his eyes twinkled. So, during an hour, we talked and made pictures. He was such an actor !!! He took poses, played with his eyes, moved his hands. We made almost 25 pictures. This picture is one of the first. He wanted to begin with a classical smoking picture (like Boggart).

He explained me a lot of things about the street : the violence, the alcohol, the night, the friendship. He's said that he knows almost all the homeless in the heart of the town. He had learned to be respected with his fists and his words. Actually, he was very well educated and was a really good speaker. I imagine he was a playboy in his young years.

Now he's 57 and he looks not so bad despite the living in the street. His name his Gérard. He's a lion.

Photo by Rod, Paris - FRANCE>

Monday, January 09, 2006

In Memory

in memory, originally uploaded by kerenleaf.

St. James Church, Armenian Quarter, Old City of Jerusalem April 25th, 2005.
A memorial service for the Armenian Genocide.

Photo by Keren Leaf.

Sunday, January 08, 2006


GLOBAL POVERTY, originally uploaded by HORIZON.

This man and his familly have come to Tehran after Pakistan terrible earthquake, at least they have a shelter, food and something to warm up their little room here.

Photo by HORIZON, Mashhad - IRAN.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Katkovalam Meeting

Katkovalam Meeting, originally uploaded by amparabill.

Photo by Billy Barkle, Ampara, SRI LANKA.

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Friday, January 06, 2006

Warao Indians

Warao Indians, originally uploaded by BoazR.

Visiting the local Warao Indians in the delta of the Orinoco river

Venezuela 1996

Photo by BoazNanjing - CHINA

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Who we are

Who we are, originally uploaded by AnomalousNYC.

"Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country. ...Because this is America. This is who we are."
--George W. Bush

And one morning all that was burning,
one morning the bonfires leapt out of the earth devouring human beings
and from then on fire,
gunpowder from then on,
and from then on blood.
Bandits with planes and Moors,
bandits with finger-rings and duchesses,
bandits with black friars spattering blessings came through the sky to kill children and the blood of children ran through the streets without fuss, like children's blood.

Jackals that the jackals would despise
stones that the dry thistle would bite on and spit out,
vipers that the vipers would abominate.

Face to face with you I have seen the blood of Spain tower like a tide
to drown you in one wave of pride and knives.

Treacherous generals:
see my dead house,
look at broken Spain:
from every house burning metal flows
instead of flowers from every socket of Spain
Spain emerges and from every dead child a rifle with eyes and from every crime bullets are born which will one day find the bull's eye of your hearts.

And you will ask: why doesn't his poetry speak of dreams and leaves
and the great volcanoes of his native land.

Come and see the blood in the streets.
Come and see the blood in the streets.
Come and see the blood in the streets!

- from Pablo Neruda,
"I'm Explaining a Few Things"

ORIGINAL IMAGE: unknown US Military
Image Alteration by AnomalousNYC, Lower East Side - USA.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Espera, originally uploaded by Ram!.

Photo by Ram Martinez, Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Girl, originally uploaded by elmaremoto.

Photo by Jaime Guerra, Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic.

Monday, January 02, 2006

b l o k e s. . .XX

b l o k e s. . .XX, originally uploaded by dR. . ..

Photo by dR...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Wish upon the shooting stars...

Wish upon the shooting stars..., originally uploaded by carf.

May all your dreams come true.

Thank you for helping us to realize ours