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© Kelly Fajack
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UploadedNovember 26, 2007
TakenAugust 11, 2007
ModelCanon EOS 5D
Exposure1/80 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length40 mm
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A Sierra Leonean woman shows the ink on her finger to prove she has voted on election day in Pujehun, Sierra Leone on Saturday, Aug 11, 2007.

55 responses

  • nema' etebar

    nema' etebar said (5 Jun 2008):

    one of my fav. pictures..
    very strong.

  • Heather Hall

    Heather Hall said (6 Jun 2008):

    I thought it was going to say underneath it "one blood", didn't think it was ink at first.

  • nicolas celaya

    nicolas celaya said (6 Jun 2008):

    Muy buena!

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   said (6 Jun 2008):

    A fabulous example of Democracy in Action

  • Gregory Peters

    Gregory Peters gave props (7 Jun 2008):

    Absolutely Beautiful!

  • Patrick

    Patrick (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Nice portrait, and it fits the theme perfectly. Nice to see somebody with a different finger up.

  • Brandon Kalpin

    Brandon Kalpin gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Good shot. Someone was paying attention to what Democracy means.

  • Natalia Delgado

    Natalia Delgado gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Perfect for the Theme. Voted!!

  • Giannis Kosmas

    Giannis Kosmas gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    The best for the theme! Well done!

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (9 Jun 2008):


  • Johnson

    Johnson said (12 Jun 2008):

    finger lickin good!

  • Deborah Lake

    Deborah Lake said (12 Jun 2008):

    absolutely straight up the right picture taken by the right photographer... my vote is a big fat...Hell yeah!!! love you kf, your makeup artist fan, Deborah

  • catrinka

    catrinka said (12 Jun 2008):

    the eyes say it all...i don't know who this fayjack guy is.....but i do know one thing,he really just gets it!

  • ensio cil

    ensio cil (Deleted) gave props (13 Jun 2008):

    Brilliant !

  • Giant Wannabe

    Giant Wannabe gave props (13 Jun 2008):

    Excellent and perfect for the theme, got my vote.

  • paul allen

    paul allen said (14 Jun 2008):

    Awesome photograph!

  • Nitin Motivala

    Nitin Motivala said (15 Jun 2008):

    De Mocracy

  • Olivier Vin

    Olivier Vin (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2008):

    Really great shot, fits so well the theme, voted :p

  • sandra ramirez

    sandra ramirez said (16 Jun 2008):

    love it darlin'!!

  • Amelia (amy) Quicke

    Amelia (amy) Quicke gave props (17 Jun 2008):

    Powerful emotion

  • Gerda Putnaite

    Gerda Putnaite gave props (17 Jun 2008):

    Exactly, powerful :) Makes you feel, what she is feeling.

  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (17 Jun 2008):


  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (17 Jun 2008):

    ps. i voted too- yes to this

  • Lisa Brown

    Lisa Brown gave props (19 Jun 2008):

    Got my vote! :)

  • sam simon

    sam simon gave props (19 Jun 2008):


  • Benjamin Peacock

    Benjamin Peacock said (20 Jun 2008):

    Beautiful! WOW, what a great capture. Beautiful subject, and emotion. AMAZING!

  • Steven Hoenstine

    Steven Hoenstine (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2008):

    fantastic! perfect for the democracy category

  • Craig Llewellyn

    Craig Llewellyn gave props (22 Jun 2008):

    I hope this gets in... what a great shot.

  • JoAnna Webb

    JoAnna Webb gave props (24 Jun 2008):

    wonderful capture

  • Laura Hartley

    Laura Hartley said (27 Jun 2008):

    Kelly, This is introduction to your work - lots o'people here, so little time! And glad I saw this - wow. This photo is so spot on on SO MANY levels. It is simply a superb portrait, foremost, but the rest? It defines so many important changes for the Sierra Leoneans. These people of Africa, so war-locked for years, in the most primitive battles amongst the war lords, while the people suffer and starve, if they live that long. My husband was in Somalia for a time taking care of business....bad stuff. This purple finger, and her expression, and the attire, and the blue background - stunning. All elements working together here to make for a profound and beautiful statement that beautifully (literally) addresses the Democracy title. Bravo, Kelly. And thank you.

  • David Rocaberti

    David Rocaberti (Deleted) gave props (3 Jul 2008):

    Wow! a great fit for the theme. Really good picture in every sense

  • Lucy Lambriex

    Lucy Lambriex gave props (4 Jul 2008):

    This perfectly fits the theme of democracy. Her hand shows determination, her face expresses doubt and irony may be?

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (4 Jul 2008):

    Superb image - got my vote

  • Michael Fancher

    Michael Fancher gave props (4 Jul 2008):

    Very powerful image, you have my vote!

  • Caitlin Heath

    Caitlin Heath said (11 Jul 2008):

    Classic shot depicting democracy in other countries...nat. geo, here you come!

  • Adrienne Elly

    Adrienne Elly gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    Excellent picture. Love the crisp clear focus on the woman's hand.

  • Rene van der Lely

    Rene van der Lely gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    Great picture, don't needs any comment

  • Daniel Veintimilla

    Daniel Veintimilla gave props (16 Jul 2008):

    THis is it man! voted!

  • Francis Rivera

    Francis Rivera gave props (16 Jul 2008):

    Amazing. Captures the theme perfectly.

  • Jennie Baker

    Jennie Baker gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    I can't imagine a better or more beautiful example for this theme. It's deeply personal and yet it keys into the much larger human struggle to have our voices heard. Sierra Leone has had such turmoil and strife - that makes this image particularly poignant. I would put it on the cover, if it were up to me.

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (1 Aug 2008):

    Perfect example of the theme - got my vote

  • Myra Madrilejos

    Myra Madrilejos gave props (2 Aug 2008):

    Excellent! This is the heart of democracy.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Aug 2008):

    Oh yeah! It rocks!

  • Rogerio de Freitas

    Rogerio de Freitas said (4 Aug 2008):

    Great photo and...... I voted!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful entry to the theme!

  • Thomas Hartmann

    Thomas Hartmann gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Congratulations, excellent shot!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (6 Nov 2008):


  • maghin

    maghin said (23 May 2009):


  • Slimeface

    Slimeface gave props (26 May 2009):

    Good one

  • Ingz

    Ingz (Deleted) gave props (16 Jul 2009):


  • ken coutts

    ken coutts said (1 Aug 2009):

    not use to seeing that finger as the main focus. : )

    but with the ink it makes much sense. wonderful capture.

  • niko niko

    niko niko gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    great shot

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    If they would do this here also I think alot more people would vote..as they would have a badge to show for it! (so to speak) IMHO!

  • Liz Brown

    Liz Brown gave props (15 Sep 2010):

    Outstanding, just excellent.

  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (6 Feb 2011):


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