Photo Essay

"We are killing old people"

"ON TUE LES VIEUX"

Yesterday morning, I was going to my work and I saw a strange truck beside the road. I should like to take a picture of it in the afternoon after my work. When I've shot the truck, I saw this old man who doesn't want to be shoot. He started to speak with me.

He is a homeless. He has a cancer. He has only one year left to live.

He is road-tripping all over Europe since the year of 1980 to deliver a message. The message is :

"We are killing old people". He means that we don't take care of old people, we are just taking the money from them.

He wrote a lot of message like this on his truck and there is a special sentence : "please, difuse many pictures of my message on internet", so I do it.

Yesterday, he wouldn't be taken in picture but today he said to me :

"Hey, please, take a picture of me and put it in the WWW because I don't care if someone wants to kill me, the government or someone else..."

I don't know in fact if Bernard is crazy or not.

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4 responses

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2009):

    think this is my favorite

  • Jana Fischer

    Jana Fischer gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    of course, the story is voted, too. Great work!

  • Charidy Bunsa

    Charidy Bunsa gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    Hope this gets in the magazine!

  • Adrian Lorenzo

    Adrian Lorenzo gave props (30 Jul 2013):

    Sad story! GREAT work! thanks for sharing

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