The Bedroom...3rd of Street Youth Series

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© James Wiley
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In 1992, I was asked by the United Church of Canada to produce a photo essay about street youth for display at a major conference it was hosting. I spent 3 weeks working on the project, mainly at night and the early hours of the morning.

A single candle provides the light for these 3 kids in their bedroom...the bottom of a deep stairwell.

In my 'Photojournalism' collection.

In the Street Youth...Their Story! photo essay.

18 responses

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (16 Jul 2012):

    Spooky n' cool!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (16 Jul 2012):

    wonderful shot.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (16 Jul 2012):

    Eerie quality and good fit for the assignment.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (16 Jul 2012):

    There is beauty and unity in this photo despite the harsh truth.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (16 Jul 2012):


  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (16 Jul 2012):

    This series is simply amazing James.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (17 Jul 2012):

    Another nice one from this series!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (17 Jul 2012):

    Love how each expression on these young mens faces are completely different. I see despair,sadness, and distrust. This is an amazing photo James, one in a million! Brought a tear to my eye.You are quite talented my friend.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (18 Jul 2012):

    the effect is so dramatic! I love this series, James!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 Jul 2012):

    Powerful! The candle is symbolic of how light shines through darkness.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (18 Jul 2012):

    A powerful image!! I love the dramatic lighting.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    Love the gritty effect the candle light provides, expresses so well what their existence must have been at the time.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (20 Jul 2012):

    I love it James, it's a dramatic and powerful image! Their demeanor is reflected in their faces!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    fantastic shot!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (21 Jul 2012):

    Wow! Don't know how I missed this, so much to learn, amazing.."a single candle light"...

  • Elyseo

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  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (21 Jul 2012):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    Wow, it looks so spooky, but amazing how much light you got from a single candle!

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