Losing It...8th of Street Youth Series

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© James Wiley

Photo license: © All rights reserved

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.

While visiting a shelter one night, this young boy suddenly lost control. Staff was there and managed to calm him down...but then what?

In my 'Photojournalism' collection.

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

23 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    James, excellent image, but sad and deep history

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (5 Aug 2012):

    Wow! Scary, great capture!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Amazing shot, what we see can be very heartbreaking, at times.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (5 Aug 2012):

    This series has so many dramatic pictures..another emotional one here.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    very sad ... a true story ... good James.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Excellent photo, just so sad that the boy is so troubled.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    A very moving addition to your outstanding series.

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    James, once again, great work!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    Somewhat disturbing but always a great photo from you James. An amazing capture.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    Wow, very dramatic! fantastic shot.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    On the right side of JPG's Fence!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Very intense image, James!

  • Brodie Day

    Brodie Day gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Great one!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    fantastic & strong image.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Intense scene well captured, so sad !

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    Powerful and great for the theme!!!!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    Fabulous shot

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    I ache for this boy. So many children in the world desperately need our help. The overwhelming numbers all too often leave individuals feeling they can't make a difference, but we can by helping at least one child in need.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson   gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    Very powerful image.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (19 Aug 2012):

    A powerful side of reality...not always easy to capture this kind of emotion on camera....I imagine some of these kids on the street hit the drug scene and this young fellow might have been going through withdrawal.

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    Amazing ! love this!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (4 Sep 2012):

    great story!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (26 Sep 2012):

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