3 a.m....10th of Street Youth Series

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© James Wiley

Photo license: © All rights reserved

This photo is entered in the contest "Best of..."

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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.

Many thanks to Patty Gross for the Spotlight!

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

75 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    Strong!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    3 AM - sitting outside with no place else to go - very powerful capture, James!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    A very powerful irony to this image....but well composed and captured

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    "It's quarter to 3, there's no one in the place...'cept you and me...." This is great!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    I wonder if they parents know, or care, where they are? Very thought provoking photo, James! Sad to know this goes on everywhere.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    James, Fantastic !!! very powerful capture !!!!!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    outstanding image.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    Stunning!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    Oh my! This looks like an incredibly frightening place to be! I was happy to see that there are two of them....I couldn't imagine being alone!

  • Barbara Socor

    Barbara Socor gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    Very powerful shot....really well seen and shot.....

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    A lot to take in with this busy photo,but my eyes went right to the young couple. Great capture!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    Powerful commentary.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (12 Aug 2012):

    Excellent candid shot, such is reality !

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    outstanding series.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (16 Aug 2012):

    Congratulations! Incredible shot!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (18 Aug 2012):

    fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also congrats on story of the week!!!!! super stuff

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    congrats on making the blog!!!! awesome shot.

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (24 Aug 2012):

    awesome image

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    great photo

  • Michele Wambaugh

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

    Brilliant! my vote

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (2 Sep 2012):

    Great series, voted|

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Sep 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (2 Sep 2012):

    Works perfectly for this challenge. Voted!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    fantastic dear friend !!! Love the story too!!! Vote!!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    Brilliant!Got my vote!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

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

    BTV, powerful work.

  • Greg Rime

    Greg Rime gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    Yeah!! Votes

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    Excellent entry for the theme...I'll bet a lot of changes for the best took place for this couple after 20 years.. They hopefully have a good life now..You have my vote!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (4 Sep 2012):

    Another hard hitting image. For sure my vote.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

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

    Love this! It seems that the pair are sitting quietly as society screams around them. voted.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Sep 2012):

    BTV!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (9 Sep 2012):

    The background speaks volumes about the world they were living in. A very thought provoking image, indeed!! Voted!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (11 Sep 2012):

    Scene of great emotional impact, beautiful!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (11 Sep 2012):

    fabulous - voted!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (13 Sep 2012):

    Fabulous is correct!

  • Davide Simone

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

    voted

  • Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

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

    You got my vote!

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (20 Sep 2012):

    fantastic! my vote.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (22 Sep 2012):

    BTV

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   said (24 Sep 2012):

    BTV!

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (25 Sep 2012):

    Nicely done James! Vote!

  • Frizz Text

    Frizz Text said (26 Sep 2012):

    tweeted!

  • Frizz Text

    Frizz Text gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    nice dialogue between the couple and the wallpapers ...

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    I love this series...very powerful and very well done!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

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

    Great entry, my vote

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (8 Oct 2012):

    GMV Great for the theme!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (8 Oct 2012):

    Great juxtaposition of images, the real and the fantasy.

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (11 Oct 2012):

    Nice pic, great catch.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    my vote for this amazing photograph!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton gave props (22 Oct 2012):

    BTV.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (25 Oct 2012):

    voted on this great pic!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (28 Oct 2012):

    Cool find! Got my vote.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (8 Nov 2012):

    Excellent entry! My vote

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    BTV, of course :-)

  • Md.Huzzatul Mursalin

    Md.Huzzatul Mursalin said (13 Nov 2012):

    Voted

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    My vote!!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (23 Dec 2012):

    Oh! Yeah! Voted

  • Mattia Pasotti

    Mattia Pasotti gave props (24 Dec 2012):

    GREAT!

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (3 Jan 2013):

    VERY COOL!!!!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (3 Jan 2013):

    Very poignant photo essay! Voted!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    My vote.

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    Brilliant shot, James. I love this whole series....fantastic work.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    Voted!

  • Antonio Romero

    Antonio Romero gave props (8 Mar 2013):

    Got my vote

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Apr 2013):

    back to vote.

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (16 Apr 2013):

    Love the busy-ness arrangement, especially with the Child's Play poster and Sorry sign over his shoulder. Awesome!!! My vote!!!

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (22 Apr 2013):

    Voted!

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel   gave props (25 Apr 2013):

    great entry!! Got my vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 May 2013):

    Two thumbs way UP! for this JPG Theme Park entry!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   said (6 May 2013):

    I remember this awesome street photo. GREAT for this theme.

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (8 May 2013):

    Gritty, emotive shot.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (8 May 2013):

    COOL SHOT WELL SPOTTED Great entry

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (12 Aug 2013):

    Awesome capture. Love the story too!

  • Zapit

    Zapit gave props (11 Sep 2013):

    Excellent Image

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