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Tel aviv
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Given 2009-11-05
Suggester says, "Absolutely strong feeling of poverty, this is so common that in our days we are not thinking about these people anymore. Even if this man doesn't have plenty of food, he keeps his dog fed, he is considering him a true friend. It is very emotional how is he sleeping knowing that his friend, the dog is watching his back until he's awake." 99 by ~felixlu

[Photojournalism > People]
( Suggested by Szabiphotograph and Featured by evanhwong )
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Midenka4 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
It would have been a good photo even without the dog looking at the camera, but with the dog looking at the camera - even 10x better.  That and the way the lighting and color is pretty counterpointing the ugly brokenness of the picture make this even better still. Thanks for sharing.
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:iconsoliassoul:
Soliassoul Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks comfy . . .
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:iconsakaratul:
sakaratul Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
wow...
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:iconphoenixhybrid:
Phoenixhybrid Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like seeing the true getto/slums :)
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:iconfaff33:
faff33 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Awesome.
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:iconmodermark:
modermark Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
The description is spot on! I can feel ,as the viewer, everything portrayed in the comment. Although the content is frustrating to think about, I love the portrayal of truth in an unfortunate growing (hopefully temporary in deserving cases) segment of our society.
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:iconescapistam:
Escapistam Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009   General Artist
A very strong image with a lot to say. Well-conveyed.
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:iconkingdom0hearts0luver:
Kingdom0Hearts0Luver Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009   Writer
this is amazing i love it
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:icontartly-sweet:
Tartly-Sweet Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwh, it really makes you grateful for the things you have in life. <3
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:iconlimegreenbunny:
LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very powerful piece.
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:icondrown-into-oblivion:
drown-into-oblivion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
great photo--it says a lot :D Very touching :)
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:iconetherealspace:
etherealspace Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Photographer
incredible
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:iconapocalyptopiadesigns:
ApocalyptopiaDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Looks like the concrete hole in an industrial building I used to live in. Our dog was more lab than pit bull, though. :)
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:iconsubtronik:
subtronik Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
The lighting makes it look like a set for sure.
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:iconawenky:
awenky Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot, was this staged?
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:iconjusticepunk:
JusticePunk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He just seems so much at peace though. Yeah he's in poverty, dunno if he ate. But he just seem like the next day is going to be all right.

Also, Checker blanket FTW!
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:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
In my honest opinion, this photo makes a grim, yet powerful and heartwarming impact.
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:iconchrono1209:
Chrono1209 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
nice shot... was this staged?
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:iconyearuzzaman:
yearuzzaman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
ahhh the poor man !
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:iconfelipehso:
FelipeHSo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student General Artist
Amazing shot. Very dramatic
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:icondominicanrepublica:
dominicanrepublica Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Love the impact of this image. Well done.
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:iconbetachan:
Betachan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Nothing new for me. I see this things everyday.

But I love the dog, and the friendship with his human.
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:iconayiejaan:
ayiejaan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
despite the poverty mood the dogs seems healthy. but all in all its wonderful!
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:iconnirnova:
NirNova Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
that dog dies and so will his soul
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:iconevilradius:
EvilRadius Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Strong image!
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:iconrami777:
rami777 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Photographer
Good job!
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:iconrandom-gal:
Random-Gal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Well captured, but the real question that comes into play is this: Did he/she help that man after taking this photo?
Or just snap the shot and leave?
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:icontoiim:
Toiim Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
oooh, deep.
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:iconrandom-gal:
Random-Gal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:blushes: Thanks.
Though I would seriously like to know.
I've seen these types of images too often, and only now have I realized that it is a very frightening possibility!

The photographer sells the picture for big $$$, inspires emotion and pity the world 'round, but perhaps at the same time that very person in the image is dying of starvation.

Our concern doesn't do much in that case does it?:no:

I also consider the photographer's thoughts in this case.
They could be under the impression that their photo will be enough, and the rest of the world will take care of it through donations inspired by the image.
However in that case they deny the fact that they saw a man in need, stopped long enough to capture him on camera for money, and neglected their duty as a fellow human being to aid their brother...

It's so sad...:icondragoncryingplz:

.......And there I go rambling again...^^; Sorry!
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:icontoiim:
Toiim Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
lol, true, but the nezt question is:

"If the person got to a point in his life where he is living like like this with all the opportunities there are in this world today, would money help them??"
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:iconrandom-gal:
Random-Gal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Also an impressive point! :clap:
Would it do them any good if they had already given up?

My mom was asked for change by a homeless guy in Mcdonald's once, but she couldn't give it to him because she saw he had a fresh pack of cigarettes hanging out of his pocket.

Sure enough, he went and asked somebody else, then used what they gave him to buy a coffee instead of going to the grocery store and buying cheap bread! :dohtwo:

What these people REALLY need is to be directed to the nearest charity.
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:icontoiim:
Toiim Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yes. I think people in situations like that really need to have friends who can help them. Not strangers who can lend them change. Although It does seem money can help them, I think people like this need emotional support.
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Random-Gal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Definitely. :aww:
That's why the Church exists though, right?'Cause we know people need more than a "here's some change" and go on our own merry little way. :nod:
It's always awesome to see people who've lost everything and managed to get back on their feet with the loving support and prayers of a Christian friend. :love:

Often total strangers can become the closest friends when enduring hard times together. :heart:
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:icontoiim:
Toiim Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
yeah, I am a christian too, I think churches are always a good environment for people from diiferent walks of life. JESUS FTW!
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
How did you came there in the first place?
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:iconhgabric:
hgabric Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
great photo
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:iconth3-f4ll3n:
Th3-F4ll3n Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Where is this? I have heard of people living in the flood channels the super city's like LA and NY have, I'm curious if this is the place. It must have been on hell of an experiance traversing the world of the povery stricken, and then returning to normal life. Well done on the DD.
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:icontafelrand:
tafelrand Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
says in the description
tel aviv.
thats in israel
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:iconchocolettecake:
chocolettecake Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Interface Designer
i love the angle; very moving. great shot!
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:iconalisa-studio:
Alisa-studio Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Photographer
i love it.
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:iconangeljasiel:
AngelJasiel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very sad
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:icondigi-directors:
Digi-Directors Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
This is a great capture for so many reasons.

One of those reasons are that people might not realize how dangerous this photo shoot could be.
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Nightmare-Masquerade Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Poverty is everywhere! I even see it in the Caribbean where I live.
This is so very well captured. Amazing.
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:iconsmoky00:
smoky00 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
:+fav:
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:icondreikelvin:
dreikelvin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Photographer
incredible.
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:icongreeklegendsarewin14:
greeklegendsareWIN14 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
A very powerful picture.
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:iconkaze-the-dark-wind:
Kaze-The-Dark-Wind Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Oh my goodness! I know that guy!! It's Vincent Van Gogh!! This is a really neat picture! It looks surreal!
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:icontheman268:
TheMan268 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo. It really makes a person grateful for what they have.
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:iconleroy-le:
Leroy-Le Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Got plenty of nothing.
That's the life.
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:iconnoir-badger:
noir-badger Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
What gets me the most here is that
a) He provided a big comfy bed for his dog
b) He would've started out in a house just like most other people.

Images like this make you wonder what happened to him that he ended up like this. It also makes me far more grateful for all that I have. A job, an education, a family and a roof over my head. We have a lot to be thankful for and this image highlights that. We're too stuck in our own selfish ways. There are millions of people just like this man who need a permanent roof over their head but we're too busy buying whatever we want to remember, care or do anything.

Fantastic picture.
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