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Istanbul Photography refugees street photography

Future Soldiers~ Tarlabaśi

Tarlabaśi, an area in Istanbul that locals advise you not to visit, where uncertainty and possible dangers abound… naturally that’s where I found human connection. The mood of the streets was one of intensity, alert eyes watching, unkempt children and wild cats roaming the alleys and a common thread of desperation bring the whole scene and my camera together into a symphony of connection.

I was told this place is destined for demolition and that the Kurds, Arabs and Turks living there will have to relocate and give room to modern buildings and to a brighter future. But what of these children? A girl that sells you guns in the street, the boys that build fires for fun and the child with the hammer training for hard labor. What of their future?

Will they be the soldiers of tomorrow?

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Photography street street photography

Thankful for the roof over my head~

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Another day ends and I sit here to write my thought before the clock ticks midnight. I chose this image from a New Delhi slum to remind those of us who have our comfortable homes and apartments to be thankful for all that we have.

Day 11 of 365

 

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Day Twenty Eight, February 19, 2011

homeless in Shanghai

Can you imagine being all alone and homeless in a city of 20 million?

Can you imagine having to live on discarded scraps?

Can you imagine survival being your only obsession?

unable to look the other way today…