They Might Be Junkies BUT .......
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A female junkie, helps her zoned out friend to his feet and tries to look after him, despite his incoherent state he still clings to what still matters to him in that moment. His life has been reduced by his habit to where of key importance is the paper coffee cup for begging and a cigarette. The items that he always now carries.
That though is not why I took this, what was striking to witness was despite their shattered lives, I was again reminded how the basic human virtues of care for our fellow man is never eroded, in this case despite the corrosive nature of drugs on people’s lives.
They might be junkies, they might have fallen through the cracks but their humanity is still strong and maybe they deserve more than a passing glance or a sidestep around on the pavement as one goes about their lives.
Ilford Delta 3200 roll film, 1938 Welta Weltur Folding Camera.
Also by Anthony Cronin
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