The Cruel World - Ben Thanh Markets, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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© Amelia Rhea
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UploadedSeptember 29, 2007
TakenSeptember 27, 2007
ModelCanon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure1/30 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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There are many things we are blind to when we travel, and that's understandable. When you take a vacation, your mind is set on seeing pretty sights and quaint cultures, most of the time we neglect to see what lies beyond the touristy shops.

Ho Chi Minh City might be one of the most fastest growing economies, it even seems like it is growing so fast that it might be leaving some people behind. These are countries that don't have a proper social system installed yet.

This man is a beggar who sits outside the Ben Thanh Markets, one of the busiest tourist spots in HCMC, day in, day out. He is often shunned by both locals and tourists alike. And yet, we should still remember that he is part of depicting that city.

3 responses

  • Deborah Ripley

    Deborah Ripley said (29 Sep 2007):

    It's just tragic he has to beg.. I'm sure he has a lot more potential than that. Powerful portrait.

  • Ashley McLaughlin

    Ashley McLaughlin said (25 Oct 2007):

    you should submit this to the emotion theme because you captured the emotion in this photo very well.

  • Ivan Kropotkin

    Ivan Kropotkin (Deleted) said (2 Oct 2008):

    mad world

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