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© Tracy Thomas
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Photo Info
UploadedNovember 12, 2009
TakenFebruary 2, 2009
Exposure1/640 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length35 mm
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Susan has been homeless for quite some time now. She suffers from a mental illness and struggles to stay on her medication while living out on the streets. This photo was taken during one of her more lucid moments.

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    JOE FAILK gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Excellent capture!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    So powerful. Perfect in B&W. I would like to see more of these, if you have them.

  • Tracy Thomas

    Tracy Thomas said (12 Nov 2009):

    Thank you everyone...@Richard - I have a whole series as these are but two (John Patrick as well) from my Thesis project that is currently in progress.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Very powerful image, Tracy; thank you!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan said (12 Nov 2009):

    This photo to be truly exceptional.

    The expression of Susan to make to understand its difficulty of relation with the external world. My compliments Tracy.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    Tough assigment you have chosen. Very emotional and powerful! Susan does look like she is having a good day...

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (16 Nov 2009):

    We take so much for granted, thankyou for sharing Susan's story!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (16 Nov 2009):

    this is such a poignant image -- thank you for sharing it.

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (16 Nov 2009):

    My god...... speechless. Great photo

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (16 Nov 2009):

    The next time I am afraid of making ends meet I will think of Susan - thank you Tracy. An exceptional portrait and commentary....

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    What a beautiful lady. Makes me sad! Can't believe her story.

  • Stefania Mela

    Stefania Mela said (22 Nov 2009):

    I love your pictures. The portraits of the homeless are poignant.

  • Bridget

    Bridget (Deleted) said (24 Nov 2009):

    such a nice, honest portrait.

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (30 Nov 2009):

    Your portraits are fantastic. I love the one shoe off look.

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