Reach For The Top!

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© James Wiley
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In my 'Photojournalism' collection.

This young girl with spina bifida carries on with life as a normal child and should be an inspiration to us all. From a photo essay done for The Winnipeg Free Press.

Thanks so much to David Fullham for the Spotlight!

Thanks so much Elias Reveles for the Spotlight!

In the Another One Bites The Dust photo essay.

54 responses

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (25 Dec 2011):

    Strong pic James! Very inspirational indeed!

  • Jean Creamer

    Jean Creamer gave props (27 Dec 2011):

    Beautiful !

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (29 Dec 2011):

    Beautiful portrait.

  • Alwyn Scott Turner

    Alwyn Scott Turner said (29 Dec 2011):

    Outstanding documentary portrait...Inspirational and emotional...dramatic backlit aerial perspective....the dynamic composition enhances the gravity of the image...a sense of kinship to humanity in the moment of focus on the reality of life. Yaz says.

  • Mark Rosenbaum

    Mark Rosenbaum   gave props (29 Dec 2011):

    This photo left me speechless and that's not easy to do. Wonderful use of a silouette.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2011):

    Terrific POV

  • Stefano Zeminian

    Stefano Zeminian gave props (1 Jan 2012):

    superb shot, James. Really.

  • Melissa Rieman

    Melissa Rieman gave props (1 Jan 2012):

    Man! That is really cool! And, you're right! She really is an inspiration to us all! Outstanding portrait of an outstanding young lady!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (2 Jan 2012):

    WOW ! What an emotional shot..You did an outstanding capture here. The struggle to the top shows in her body language.....

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Jan 2012):

    E X Q U I S I T E n t r y !

  • dL

    dL (Deleted) gave props (6 Jan 2012):

    Powerful image...dramatic portrayal of strength and edurance

  • Michael Franco

    Michael Franco gave props (9 Jan 2012):

    This is so powerful and touches the core of my heart. So many of us complain about insignificant issues in our daily life’s but will never understand the true challenges that face these extraordinary individuals. Amazing image!!

  • Eric Abernethy

    Eric Abernethy said (10 Jan 2012):

    My first thought was powerful also. Not only the image itself but the task at hand. Well done sir.

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (12 Jan 2012):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Jan 2012):


  • jeff case

    jeff case (Deleted) said (14 Jan 2012):

    i love kids, the innocence and abilities are always inspirational, we can always learn from them. wonderful shot. i love the depth of this shot, the angry sky, and the child pushing towards, the goal she has set for herself, .....

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (18 Jan 2012):


  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (22 Jan 2012):

    Stunning! Extraordinary composition.

  • David Jeffries

    David Jeffries gave props (22 Jan 2012):

    The view gives us a reminder of the struggle of life to stay on top, if only for a brief time. Fantastic

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (24 Jan 2012):

    Such a strong image....

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (26 Jan 2012):

    So expressive! I love it!

  • Oscar Auneau

    Oscar Auneau (Deleted) said (26 Jan 2012):

    I already spent good time to discover your work.
    Very impressive.. really impressive

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    Amazing capture!!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (2 Feb 2012):

    Honest, empathic, and raw. It is wonderful.

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    väga hea pilt

  • Brandon Melendez

    Brandon Melendez gave props (8 Feb 2012):

    Great Capture James very strong image

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    beautifully captured!

  • Danuta Hyniewska

    Danuta Hyniewska said (11 Feb 2012):

    this image is absolutely outstanding, not mamy photos with such a human meaning we can see, congratulations, you have very special human eye that not many have

  • Crispin Gardner

    Crispin Gardner said (18 Feb 2012):

    Great photo. You have captured so much here.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (28 Feb 2012):

    lovely shot my dear...

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (12 Apr 2012):

    Don't know why it's taken me this long to see this picture of yours. Utterly moving.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (10 May 2012):


  • Rosie Liquori

    Rosie Liquori gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    i love this

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (7 Jul 2012):

    Powerful portrait. Well-conceived and executed.

  • Rafael

    Rafael gave props (11 Sep 2012):

    Excellent, fantastic mood!

  • David Fullman

    David Fullman gave props (11 Sep 2012):

    Powerful shot.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Nov 2012):

    A Horizontal Highlight in JPG's Theme Park!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (19 Nov 2012):

    Very strong entry !

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (21 Nov 2012):

    great image and theme perfect!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (21 Nov 2012):

    WOW! Simply perfect for the challenge. One of your best images.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (21 Nov 2012):

    My heart needed touching--thank you

  • Dale Scherfling

    Dale Scherfling gave props (27 Nov 2012):

    Great shot.

  • Elias Reveles

    Elias Reveles gave props (10 Mar 2013):

    In all your blessings..............................aspire to be infectious in inspiration.A light of humanity.

  • Elias Reveles

    Elias Reveles said (10 Mar 2013):

    Mr. Wiley you sir........rock the black and white medium ! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jeff Johannsen

    Jeff Johannsen said (11 Mar 2013):

    awesome portrait of strength

  • Chelsea Yarger

    Chelsea Yarger gave props (11 Mar 2013):

    powerful! simply brilliant

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    Love the symbolism in this image!

  • Imee Lemley

    Imee Lemley said (20 May 2013):

    I dig dig dig this!!!! WOW

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (17 Jul 2013):

    Dramatic backlight and most heartfelt...another winning image!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (19 Jul 2013):

    Brilliant, powerful and beautiful picture!

  • Joe Dunckel

    Joe Dunckel   gave props (20 Jul 2013):

    Got my vote James. Wonderful POV.

  • Stefan ...

    Stefan ... (Deleted) gave props (31 Jul 2013):

    A very touching series!

  • Iris Rutkoski

    Iris Rutkoski gave props (9 Aug 2013):

    Congrats on your well done sensitive photo essay.

  • Larry Owens

    Larry Owens gave props (10 Aug 2013):


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