Photo Essay #11...A Series of Portraits from Parts of Africa and The Middle East. (Now in Stories)

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© James Wiley

Photo license: © All rights reserved

This photo essay is a series of portraits I made during two trips to parts of Africa and The Middle East in 1975 and 1978.

A beggar uses his children for sympathy.

Originally uploaded in May, I thought it would make an excellent closer for this essay.

This image is entered in 'Smoke and Mirrors'. If you wish to vote, you may do so by simply going to my 'Photojournalism' collection and clicking the image on page 1 of the collection.

31 responses

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (3 Jan 2013):

    Excellent photojournalism!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (3 Jan 2013):

    I agree... Excellent! I love the expression of the little boy, looking at the camera... I assume. The best wishes for the 2013!!!

  • Nikola Matovina

    Nikola Matovina gave props (3 Jan 2013):

    good work...

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (3 Jan 2013):

    You've captured the essence of the moment of street life for these individuals.

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (3 Jan 2013):

    what an fastastic series !!!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Jan 2013):

    And the FabulouSeries! rocks on...

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (4 Jan 2013):

    emotional, suggestive, elegant..

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (4 Jan 2013):

    I remember this great photo from before. An excellent way to end the collection James! Looking forward to the next one.

  • John Dorosiewicz

    John Dorosiewicz said (4 Jan 2013):

    Eyes on the world. Dark and soft but those eyes ...

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (4 Jan 2013):

    A starkly revealing image.. a great shot to end this remarkable series with!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Jan 2013):

    Very powerful and poignant. The abuse of children this way is used worldwide and we the people of the world need to change this abuse and give these children a chance!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (5 Jan 2013):

    Wow...That look it's such powerful!Excellent capture!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (5 Jan 2013):

    Overwhelming, intense and sad....but captured with genius eyes to expose the raw daily life on the street and loss of chilldhood

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    You have captured the best dear JM.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    I cannot begin to imagine what life must have been like, and probably to some degree still is! An excellent raw image!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    A brilliant way to end this series, very powerful and of course, thought provoking images, of what even exists to a further depth today.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    Very moving and excellent capture !

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (8 Jan 2013):

    Capture excellent and moving, the eyes seem to blame.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (8 Jan 2013):

    Makes the heart cry out in emotion and empathy/sympathy for the life of many people. there but for the grace etc....... Thank you for this great series.

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (8 Jan 2013):

    Well seen and presented!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (12 Jan 2013):

    Very potent wonderful work.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    Those penetrating eyes, the little feet say, and the hooded beggar in the shadow say so much. Experienced similar scenes time and again throughout the years I lived in the Far East.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    fabulous!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!pulling the heart string

  • clint hudson

    clint hudson gave props (17 Jan 2013):

    Very strong emotive work

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Jan 2013):

    A powerful image.....Sadly, the children's father was the only security they knew in their little world at that stage of their life.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    Excellent!

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    Powerful image, James.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (25 Jan 2013):

    Brilliant and powerful serie, compliment!

  • rob castro

    rob castro gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    strong

  • George Leontaras

    George Leontaras gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    eXcellenT shoT "- )

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