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© Vanessa Marie Gonzalez
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The Ida B Wells Projects in the south side of Chicago, about to be torn down, yet the homeless still live in it. It's really a sad sight to see.

I follow the golden rule: do on to others as you want done on to you, so that's why I didn't include the homeless in the photos. If I were homeless I wouldn't want people taking pictures of me.

In case anyone was wondering.

8 responses

  • John Gross

    John Gross gave props (19 Oct 2007):

    This is such an amazing photo! I can feel the emotion and the anguish!

  • Mani Groote

    Mani Groote (Deleted) gave props (22 Oct 2007):

    this is my favorite from the series, great shot, love it

  • Julie Shelton

    Julie Shelton said (5 Nov 2007):

    incredible photo. I agree with you on the issue of photographing ethics. If it's a picture you can't pass up with the homeless included, I always leave them some cash. I feel it's only fair. And if they're aware I always try to converse & make them feel comfortable. but this tactic is rarely safe.

  • mark weathers

    mark weathers said (5 Nov 2007):

    i concur with Julie. This beautiful photo would be made 100 times more poignant by showing the true occupants. Our nation has truly 'forgotten' it's residents.

  • Gary Fudge

    Gary Fudge (Deleted) gave props (19 Jan 2008):

    Great image of urban decay.

  • Jay Matusow

    Jay Matusow (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2008):

    the fact that anyone is living in condiions like this says a lot about everything thats wrong with the world. Very powerful image.

  • Thomas Connelly

    Thomas Connelly said (13 Apr 2008):

    I love these in your face type of photos.

  • Saleh Rozati

    Saleh Rozati said (23 Aug 2008):

    nice job

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