Angel, 15...4th 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.

In my 'Photojournalism' collection.

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

119 responses

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (22 Jul 2012):

    No angel but a great capture!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    Angel is Awesome.....genius, again!

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (22 Jul 2012):

    Telling portrait.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    Simply Brilliant, once again you have to make a story on this excellent series James, it should be published!!!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    Superb capture! I'm sure she thinks she's got the world by the tail.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (22 Jul 2012):

    Tough looking girl!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    Excellent on all levels !!

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    Great chiaroscuro, there is a story behind this image.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    love the treatment!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley said (22 Jul 2012):

    Actually, no treal treatment Leslie. As I think you know, all my work is on film and darkroom produced. This was done with the available light from the signs to the right and, other than a little dodging on the left side of her face there is no other treatment.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    Freakn' Fabulous

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    Excellent street shot, but I seriously doubt that she is an angel - maybe that is her name though???

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    awesome !!!!!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson   gave props (23 Jul 2012):

    Wonderfully captured, James.

  • Dominique Sz

    Dominique Sz gave props (23 Jul 2012):

    City angel love it

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 Jul 2012):

    All killer, no filler (as they used to say about great record albums).

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (23 Jul 2012):

    A fierce looking angel which makes this great street photo even more intriguing. VERY nice work James!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (24 Jul 2012):

    This is a fantastic portrait!!!!!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (24 Jul 2012):

    outstanding image.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (24 Jul 2012):

    Another powerful street shot, James. She looks tough and older than her years, but I sense there remains a frightened little girl inside.

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (24 Jul 2012):

    A dark angel nicely photographed.

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (25 Jul 2012):

    Excellent work

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (25 Jul 2012):

    James, this and the series are haunting. I keep thinking DeNero in Taxi. Great stuff !

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (25 Jul 2012):

    best part is how well you captured that street feel of your subject!

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford   gave props (26 Jul 2012):

    Excellent work!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (27 Jul 2012):

    Your work has paid off. This "Angel" is fabulous.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (27 Jul 2012):

    'Angel' appropriate and the fact that these were taken awhile ago, makes then even mre powerful.

  • Charlena Cavender

    Charlena Cavender said (27 Jul 2012):

    This is awesome in deep black and high key, love the mood

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (29 Jul 2012):

    Spetacular!..I really love this "Noire" mood of black and white shots!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (31 Jul 2012):

    Excellent !!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (31 Jul 2012):

    I love this image! I sense in her expression a keen ability to survive life on the street; hopefully she found her way out, too. Fabulous shot!!

  • Samuel Zanti

    Samuel Zanti gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Wow.. Excellant...

  • kil roy metters

    kil roy metters   said (3 Aug 2012):

    look up noir in the dictionary and you will see........angel 15..........fabo image

  • mohammed elasri

    mohammed elasri said (10 Aug 2012):

    Magnifique

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    Powerful image!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    awesome work !!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    YEAH!!!!!!!!! Congratulations I knew that you would be chosen for this story, in one word it is "BRILLIANT'!!! You deserve the honour!!!

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    photography worth more than a thousand words

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    Extraordinary!

  • Richard Flores

    Richard Flores gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    1 of the best portraits I've seen. Great composition and printing technique.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (1 Sep 2012):

    RAD! voted

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (2 Sep 2012):

    Great work I like this !

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Sep 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    Great street shot!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    BTV

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    BTV!!!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (4 Sep 2012):

    BTV:)

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (4 Sep 2012):

    Voted!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (5 Sep 2012):

    Fantastic capture. She is beautiful, but puts forth a hardness brought about from being on the street. voted.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Sep 2012):

    BTV!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (9 Sep 2012):

    Back to vote!! This is one of my favorites of this fabulous series.. it is such a remarkable image!!

  • Mary VanSinclair

    Mary VanSinclair gave props (10 Sep 2012):

    The look, the feel, the moment, the thought, the emotion. You've captured it all. Wish I could vote more than once on this one. Superb.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Sep 2012):

    I often wonder how did these teens on the street turn out this many years later? ...I get the impression she was not as tough as she was pretending to be ...You can't tell by the outward appearance of what one is feeling inside and what kind of a home life that she might have had when she was even younger..I hope she's found peace and happiness...You have my vote..

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (14 Sep 2012):

    super vote

  • Jenna Kim

    Jenna Kim said (14 Sep 2012):

    Definitely James! Superb.. voted!

  • Léa

    Léa (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    It's really amazing

  • Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

    Talisha (Tally) Sachlis   said (16 Sep 2012):

    Nice!! I voted!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Sep 2012):

    back to vote!

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    Love the halo and tail contradiction. Voted enthusiastically!

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (20 Sep 2012):

    excellent! my vote.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (21 Sep 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (22 Sep 2012):

    BTV

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   said (24 Sep 2012):

    btv!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2012):

    Beautiful, my vote

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (8 Oct 2012):

    the hooded eyes reminds me of a bird protecting self. Sad.

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (11 Oct 2012):

    I like the shot.

  • Debraj Bhattacharya

    Debraj Bhattacharya gave props (15 Oct 2012):

    attitude attitude...brilliant work

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (25 Oct 2012):

    BTV!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (26 Oct 2012):

    Beautiful portrait here! Got my vote.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (28 Oct 2012):

    My vote!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    Voted

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (11 Nov 2012):

    BTV

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    GMV! Well Seen!

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (18 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful and raw. Love it.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (2 Dec 2012):

    Impressive ! Voted.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    I came back to vote!!

  • nonie cajot

    nonie cajot gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    Just awesome shot! - Voted!

  • Varsity Photos.net

    Varsity Photos.net said (11 Dec 2012):

    Can't stop looking at this one...nicely done!!

  • Joerg Andre

    Joerg Andre said (15 Jan 2013):

    powerful motif, nice captured...

  • Marco

    Marco gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    My vote!!!

  • sara pattarini

    sara pattarini (Deleted) said (16 Jan 2013):

    thrilling

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    My vote.

  • Iris Rutkoski

    Iris Rutkoski gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    like but someone should call her mother!

  • Allison Brummet

    Allison Brummet gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    Love it!

  • kil roy metters

    kil roy metters   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    still one of my faves..........angel in the morning.........

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (20 Jan 2013):

    Powerful portrait.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    MonochromatiCool entry.

  • Alwyn Scott Turner

    Alwyn Scott Turner gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    Outstanding black & white series of documentary images of historical significance....James.

  • kil roy metters

    kil roy metters   gave props (15 Feb 2013):

    everytime i see this i love it more........

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (27 Mar 2013):

    Back to vote :)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Mar 2013):

    Back to vote.

  • Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh Wardhan said (28 Mar 2013):

    awesome, Love it!
    voted

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 Mar 2013):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (2 Apr 2013):

    BTV:)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Apr 2013):

    BTV!

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (16 Apr 2013):

    Chilling.

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (20 Apr 2013):

    Voted!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (23 Apr 2013):

    I came back to vote!! GREAT!!

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel   gave props (25 Apr 2013):

    wow this is a great shot! GMV!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (28 Apr 2013):

    Great portrait!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (5 May 2013):

    Revealing portrait.

  • Charidy Bunsa

    Charidy Bunsa said (8 May 2013):

    This is fabulous - as is all of your other work!

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (9 May 2013):

    Awesome story in one photo. My vote!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (11 May 2013):

    I really like the attitude & confidence Angel exudes in this street portrait...do you ever consider doing a follow up on these youths years later....

  • Dirk Fuhrmann

    Dirk Fuhrmann (Deleted) gave props (2 Jun 2013):

    100!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley said (2 Jun 2013):

    Thanks for the round number Dirk!!!

  • Daniel Kamander

    Daniel Kamander   gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    I love the aesthetic of this shot. beautiful capture.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (26 Jun 2013):

    oh, yeah! voted.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (8 Jul 2013):

    VOTE NOW

  • Lewis Venecia

    Lewis Venecia said (21 Jul 2013):

    great b&w

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (29 Jul 2013):

    Awesome entry in every category! Voted x 3

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (5 Aug 2013):

    One of my all time best images.....voted on all counts

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (5 Aug 2013):

    LOL, James that does not sound right I mean of course your images:-)

  • Satwinder Singh

    Satwinder Singh gave props (8 Aug 2013):

    Eyes in search of an angle, voted!

  • Christopher Griesé

    Christopher Griesé gave props (9 Aug 2013):

    Spotted this in spotlight & had to check it out. I don't know how I missed this the other day when I was looking at your page. It's powerful. Great work & excellent night photography!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (29 Oct 2013):

    I am becoming fan of your incredible shots....

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (30 Oct 2013):

    You've caught the essence of this person...great portrait.

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