Photo Essay

..only ten bucks but, please, don't be rude.......

from:" Only ten bucks but, please, don't be rude"

I would like to dedicate this photo essay to a woman,a friend of mine who has surrendered to life.

She sells her body in the bathrooms of the train station for a few changes.

I can only imagine her pain and the shame that she feels in her heart.

Our society forces us to extreme choices. An instant of weakness and you can find yourself living on the borders and to use the only resource that remains to you:the desperation.

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22 responses

  • Joseph

    Joseph (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    this is a story that shouldn't be ignored!

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    Very powerful images - all...

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (29 Jan 2009):

    I have Sympathy & Compassion for your Friend... Thank You for sharing Her story...

  • Paolo Pizzimenti

    Paolo Pizzimenti (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    Great and courageous series. Photos are superbs and light you achieved is exactly as the story, dark but smooth.

  • Jason Canavaggio

    Jason Canavaggio (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    i like the way you did your photos. they go along with the story perfectly and show the reluctance in her.

  • Lara Hansen

    Lara Hansen gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    compelling series..great work

  • Jose Antonio González

    Jose Antonio González gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    Great essay!

  • A F

    A F gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    once again excellent work on your photo essays.

  • John Binstead

    John Binstead gave props (30 Jan 2009):

    beautifully shot, sensitvely told...

  • Jim Hart

    Jim Hart gave props (30 Jan 2009):

    excellent photo essay

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (30 Jan 2009):

    This is an incredible piece Francesco. The photographs are so telling and speak volumes.

  • Don Harney

    Don Harney (Deleted) gave props (11 Feb 2009):

    Excellent work!!!

  • Jay El

    Jay El said (26 Apr 2009):

    This is the most powerful thing I've seen in Jpg, Francesco. Congratulations!
    I imagine (forgive me for my comment) that if she must "hide" in bus station bathrooms, she doesn't have a pimp, she "owns" herself, she/we can cry for yet a multitude of even more destitute souls.
    Thanks for this very powerful story & photographs.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    Hell...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (4 May 2009):

    Heartbreakiing. And excellent. My vote.

  • nö

    nö (Deleted) gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    powerful images and words

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    I can only agree with all the above said!

  • Ebla Maleh

    Ebla Maleh gave props (26 Oct 2009):


  • Cristina Cocullo

    Cristina Cocullo said (17 Dec 2009):

    I want to see this published!!! can you here me???

    what an essay! Great!

  • joe navin

    joe navin said (9 Mar 2010):

    Powerful stuff Francesco. If I was a religious man I'd say a prayer for her, my thoughts are with her anyway. Hope she can find a better life very soon.

  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    heartbreakingly real. The photos tell the story...

  • Chris Jennings

    Chris Jennings said (26 Feb 2011):

    So beautiful and so sad. Touching essay.

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