Sharing a Joint in a Joint!...7th of Street Youth Series

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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.

These 4 kids found shelter in an abandoned home. Strangely, the electricity was working.

This photo is best viewed in Lightbox.

In my 'Photojournalism' collection.

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

20 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (29 Jul 2012):

    just a word: Awesome !!!!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (29 Jul 2012):

    Sad, excellent candid shot !

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (29 Jul 2012):

    Another poignant moment from this Series.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    This one just screams despair!! Another moving capture!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    Great series, no doubt.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    Susan said it best. Desperation. Great photo James.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (31 Jul 2012):

    Outstanding image!!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (31 Jul 2012):

    excellent series!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (31 Jul 2012):

    This image speaks volumes to me of their dependency upon one another and how fragile their situation really is. Exceptional shot!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (1 Aug 2012):

    Excellent series, James!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (most excellently).

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    harsh bleakness is projected exceptionally well!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    just wonderful.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    My words do not come near to the empathy I feel for this portrait...superior photojournalism

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Superb in the lightbox!!! Another great photo for your series. So sad for the young people who end up like this!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    very moving candid!

  • Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig said (15 Aug 2012):

    You know James i really could go through everyone of your images and favourite each. Absolutely killer image.

  • sandip aine

    sandip aine gave props (11 Sep 2012):

    Great angle .. perspective .. great mood

  • Endangered Arts

    Endangered Arts (Deleted) said (12 Sep 2012):

    Those were the days... I always wanted to try the gritty, real-world stuff.

  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (8 Oct 2012):

    What an amazing series

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