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© Tara Gill
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 22, 2010
TakenFebruary 23, 2004
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length21.7 mm

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Taken in San Francisco, an award winner.

20 responses

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (21 Jul 2010):

    Cool shot,well done. (I hope the fellow on the ground is just sleeping)

  • Alexandrine Larson

    Alexandrine Larson gave props (22 Jul 2010):

    This shot is so powerful. Wow.

  • jeremy hight

    jeremy hight said (31 Jul 2010):

    wow...powerful shot....this is true photo journalism

  • Reggie Mateo

    Reggie Mateo gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    I agree with the comments above. Great photo.

  • Nut

    Nut gave props (6 Aug 2010):


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  • Shuntzy

    Shuntzy gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    wow, very motivating gets, my vote!

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    Fantastic capture!! and powerful!

  • Tara Lynn Lanning

    Tara Lynn Lanning gave props (13 Apr 2011):

    so typical of San Francisco.... taking photos of homeless people are one of my projects... it would be nice to pull a book together of homeless people in the big cities... it would touch everyone's heart!!

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (16 Apr 2011):

    Impossible Is Yes Thing

  • Matt Doval

    Matt Doval gave props (27 Apr 2011):

    Wow! Sad but wonderfull. I hope the sleeping man reads it.

  • sam dinis

    sam dinis said (19 May 2011):

    what a powerful moment,the contrast between two worlds..beautiful message

  • Kevin Tobosa

    Kevin Tobosa said (25 Jun 2011):

    I like to think this is a man who recognizes the irony of where he is sleeping. I like to imagine that these words - so powerful - made him stop here for a moment and reflect on his own life. And in that moment, realizing it’s just an advertisement to sell a brand, he chose to make art by passing out in this spot.

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (18 Jul 2011):

    Powerful shot; heart-wrenching in its honesty.

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (31 Jul 2011):

    This is so powerfull.! That's make me feel something strong inside. A feeling mixed with sadness and anger, between gloomy mood and rage. Thanks for that.!

  • Quiet Storm

    Quiet Storm gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    Wow!!! Wonderful find!!!!

  • katarina gavrilica

    katarina gavrilica gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    Amazing !!!

  • SiD

    SiD said (1 Jan 2012):

    Tara, just saw this in the published mag. Superb image. I normally dislike pictures of people who've fallen on hard times but this is simply poetic. Congratulations.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (23 Jun 2012):

    Incredible image! It would be too ironic if he was wearing Addidas...

  • Vincent J. DeSanto

    Vincent J. DeSanto gave props (23 Jun 2012):

    This is too funny, what a great catch. Love this image.

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