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© Roy M. Gunnels
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"Everything terrible is something that needs our love." Rilke

Poverty is "ugly"...despair, defeat, pain, and a pitiable sense of hopelessness. Whether on the streets of Cairo, across the continent of Africa, or in the US, poverty is ugly, it's a failure of us towards our fellow human beings.

63 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    An outstanding street portrait Roy!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   said (20 Mar 2012):

    Thank you for this Fabulous portrait, a profound reminder of the world we live in.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    A fantastic documentary accompanied by wise words we should all heed!!!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    There is such desperation in his eyes. Another powerful portrait.

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel (Deleted) gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    Great shot but so sad. Roy I love what you wrote, so true.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (20 Mar 2012):

    Emotional and fabulous portrait.

  • Roberto Larrazolo

    Roberto Larrazolo gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    Well done!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    watching eyes can see and feel desperation .....

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (21 Mar 2012):


  • elle

    elle said (21 Mar 2012):

    So sad ... wonderful portrait

  • Kayla Goldstein

    Kayla Goldstein gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    The emotion, ah great shot

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    Powerful portrait Roy!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    What a heartbreaker this is. So painful and yet such a wonderful shot.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    It is very sad ..The eyes are very compelling and a reminder to us, "there but for the grace of God go I."

  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Great shot and image!

  • suzy yu

    suzy yu gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    nice portrait!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Hardly ugly. A beautiful portraiit.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (beautifully).

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    A beautiful soul in the worlds sadness

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Everyone has to pass on the same phase... great shot!!!

  • Liliana Gal

    Liliana Gal gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Beautiful and...desolate.

  • Laura Lizzet

    Laura Lizzet gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    the emotion!!!!!

  • Lavinia Grama

    Lavinia Grama gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    The expression you caught is telling the story,such a powerful portrait!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (25 Mar 2012):

    Very Poignant photo. Excellent capture!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Mar 2012):


  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (30 Mar 2012):

    great capture

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Mar 2012):


  • Michael F. OBrien

    Michael F. OBrien gave props (30 Mar 2012):


  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    Another great picture in which you capture the human condition so well!

  • Ittichai Chammavanijakul

    Ittichai Chammavanijakul said (1 Apr 2012):

    Great capture of facial emotion.

  • Roberto Larrazolo

    Roberto Larrazolo gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    Excelente! mi voto.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (2 Apr 2012):


  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (2 Apr 2012):

    Came back to vote Roy!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (3 Apr 2012):


  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    only awesome my vote

  • Vincent J. DeSanto

    Vincent J. DeSanto gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    Roy, an absolute stunning and powerful capture. Your words and this subjects eyes say it all. Very well done.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (5 Apr 2012):


  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade gave props (7 Apr 2012):

    Hauntingly beautiful portrait.

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    my vote, sure!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote on this Roy!

  • Michael Asaro

    Michael Asaro gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    Most excellent image, I love this photo!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    It's OUR failure. Agree completely, Matt. This frame is powerful messenger.


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (15 Apr 2012):


  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (18 Apr 2012):

    Terrifying. My vote

  • Jenni Jansen

    Jenni Jansen gave props (18 Apr 2012):

    Fantastic shot!

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel (Deleted) gave props (20 Apr 2012):

    great entry...voted!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (20 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful shot!! Voted

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (20 Apr 2012):

    A masterful capture--love it--balanced so well---this comp has high quality in colour, detail, flow, and lighting.

  • Paolo Zanella

    Paolo Zanella said (23 Apr 2012):

    Full of pathos. Magnificent.

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (23 Apr 2012):

    voted yea

  • Lev Lerner

    Lev Lerner gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    Terrific portrait! Voted.

  • Amita Manandhar

    Amita Manandhar gave props (25 Apr 2012):

    great portrait

  • Dana Stanley

    Dana Stanley said (27 Apr 2012):

    I feel sad when I see this pic...and motivated to help those in Need around me more

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (30 Apr 2012):

    fantastic!! my vote.

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (10 May 2012):

    Well said and well shot.

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (16 May 2012):


  • David Adler

    David Adler gave props (25 May 2012):

    Wonderfully evocative street portrait--the man's gaze compels the beholder to ponder.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (13 Jun 2012):


  • Amanda Halbakken

    Amanda Halbakken said (28 Jun 2012):

    Amazing detail!

  • Léa

    Léa (Deleted) gave props (12 Jul 2012):

    Les expressions du visage sont formidablement mises en valeur

  • M Sfeir

    M Sfeir gave props (4 Nov 2012):


  • Miriam Joy Michelson

    Miriam Joy Michelson gave props (8 Nov 2012):

    emotionally and technically inspiring. thank you for sharing this stunning portrait!

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