what is it that beggars and poor people make such a great photo opportunity for many photographers?
the poor in B&W... it becomes a cliche.
What I see in all these people is the dignity I always see in people who are poor and coping successfully with their circumstances. Living in community, as they are, is a great help, and I rarely see poverty of spirit or character with people supporting one another in community.
do we speak about poor people or homeless people here?
if you speak about homeless, you should spend a day or two in a homeless shelter.
will cure your illusions for sure.
drunks, vomit, violence, desperation... that is what you will see.
i had a homeless shelter around the corner where i lived, for 5 years.
i think they had 8 suicides and 3 murders during that period.
Poverty is not a bad thing. Like all challenges, it takes us to the core of our humanity -- do we survive, perhaps even thrive, or do we allow it to turn our hearts to stone? Poverty should not be feared. Any one of us could be financially destitute tomorrow. It's just a new day and somewhat more of a challenge.
stop taking these pink pills and look at the reality!!
really such BS from a guy who probably never had to suffer poverty in his life, not to mention slept on the street for one day, pisses me of.