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Poverty by matsichan Poverty by matsichan
Just a snaspshot of an old beggar woman
This woman uses a recycled plastic glass of mineral water to collect money from streetpassers.
For those who living in Jakarta - Indonesia, this kind of 'view' can be seen almost in any public street and area.
Well, what can I say, it's the reality of my country....
SAD BUT TRUE.
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Given 2008-12-03
Sad but true, Poverty by ~matsichan is part of our world's reality and not just a nightmare. ( Featured by Helewidis )
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mental-case19 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic lighting and a great subject.
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rocketbabydoll93 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
lighting is really nice:) btw,can i use this picture in my tumblr? i'll give out the credits to you:)
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4ndreea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Hi! :)

May I use it for a group against poverty?

I'll give credit to you. ;)
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GilWarzecha Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
WONDERFUL use of light!!! This is picture really mirrors some of the messages that I would like to include in Social Commentary, so I included in in the favorites file [link] . If you would like me to remove it, please let me know. Thanks!
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elliotfaith Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Student
wonderful dud
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oloferla Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hello I have this picture featured in my journal here [link]

:)
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ebrulii Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
featured [link]
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:iconmooning321:
mooning321 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
It's a reality with my country too. Philippines.
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lionheartboy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
I feel sad for her....but nice work.....
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OliverMa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Student Interface Designer
this is such a heartfelt photograph, i almost cried when i saw this
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m-lucia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Amazing light!
Excellent and touching photo! :clap:
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:iconequusahu:
EquusAhu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Photographer
congratulations...amazing light :clap:
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suzuki05 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Student General Artist
amazing picture and gratz on the dd
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Highwind-Valor Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   General Artist
Very powerful photo~
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iseesomethings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
aduuhh,,klo liat ini jadi sedih..hhuhuhuhuu!!dengan latar belakang hitam seolah mengisolasi si figur dan membuat kesan klo dia tuh kesepian tapi tetap merenung dalam tenang...great job! :thumbsup:

i hope next year indonesia can get better and better..
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GVA Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Photographer
Stunning light and detail! Looks like a grab from a stage play :clap:
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sandman61 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
thats a powerful picture :D
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pizza4life Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
omg i didnt noe u have dA account
i've seen this picture in the magazine last year issue this picture is also the winner for Royal British Photography contest rite?
wow lucky u beside getting 15000 pound which is RM92000 if u convert to malaysian money n u even get a DD for this :)
anyway congrat :)
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liazrdqueen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   General Artist
She's very beautiful.
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Temiree Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Digital Artist
A very striking piece.
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intricate-illusion Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
This is beautiful. It's so full of emotion... I love the lighting and how you can't see her face. It adds that air of mystery, like there's more to her than meets the eye..

Congrats!
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depressingstories Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Gorgeous photo, biting concept. It's horrible that people have to live like this, not just in Jakarta, but around the world.
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Kitty-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
I wanna hug her! Congrats on your DD!!
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AB27 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
this is beautiful! the lighting is excellant! and i love that you captured the sensitivity and reality of society and at the same time the beauty in the thorns which we all find in life. whatever this woman's story, this pic makes you feel like she is a huge mystery and at the same time familiar to my own story. i enjoy greatly that you took this pic. thank you for sharing your passions with the world :)
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hellion-bt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
The lighting on this is absolutely amazing, and the content itself very thought provoking. :+fav:
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faizal-edrus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Photographer
veli nice :D
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Speculum-Vanitas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
How strange it is to realise that even in ugliness there can be such beauty.
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DancingChaos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Wonderful
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Oleander04 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Student
The light and value in this shot are amazing, but the image is so sad as well..
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silver-dog09 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
poor lady
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valinorstwilight Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
A beautiful and moving piece. Hunger and poverty are a prevalent plague throughout the world. I just hope things get better for everyone.
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OtterInTheHat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Photographer
I simply adore the lighting
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angvikky Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
waw pencahayaan nya bagus sekali :heart:

hmm... semoga indonesia bisa mensejahterakan rakyatnya.... :( :pray:
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AllawishusKirby Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Interesting
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AyrielDarkmoon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great photo... very emotive...
It's also very common to see people asking for money on the streets on my city... it's really sad... but it's even sadder that many of these people are asking for money for buying drugs =/
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sahinaslan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
This's really a good work...
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El-Rafo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
but the light is amazing! did you delete the background and replace it with black? beautiful...
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thomass-tms Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
WOW!
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vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful concept. very nice
that woman should be recognized for her wonderful contribution to the world of art
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
This is a beautifully done photo, so much so that the title really doesn't fit unless you know the location and circumstance. Even then there isn't much to suggest poverty in the image itself. There is nothing about the person and nothing in the background to suggest that this is anything but a nicely done portrait of a human being.
Having said that, it's true poverty in your country and others that makes some people in America look ridiculous when they point to ';poverty' here or say that they themselves are poor. "What? I gots to give up my cell phone, my car, and live witout heat or 'lectricity? How am I goings to watch my favorite cable shows?" ....
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lightningale Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
she looks so...dignified.
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Indeed, I'm having a hard time seeing the poverty myself.
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MrSlave Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Reminds me of midevel times, very nice picture
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Soul-Of-Sorrow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Very powerful picture.
The emotions running through that woman's mind are shown clearly.
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Kaddayah Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photograph, yet so very, very sad. Thanks for sharing.
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T4l0n Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
really nice
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graphinja Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
super catch!!!
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VanEssies Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Indeed sad, very sad.
But a beautiful, powerful photo.
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1PixArt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
unfortunately this is a realty in here in LA California as well
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
I would beg to differ, pardon the unintended pun ...
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