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Afghan Grandma

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/100 second F/4.0 ISO 80 6 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Just the expressions and the situation of the child tell me a sad story!

10 Jun 2012 5:29am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Not knowing the child tells the horrible story about his people ...........
Great capture!!

10 Jun 2012 5:40am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & impressive!!!

10 Jun 2012 5:52am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A beautiful portrait with the soulful eyes of the grandmother to the child. Great shot.

10 Jun 2012 5:53am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful image of the proud grandma and her grandson.

10 Jun 2012 6:17am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5*****

10 Jun 2012 6:20am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful portraits ! The little boy looks slightly he'd like to escape his watchful grandma, perhaps. :-)

10 Jun 2012 6:47am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

The pride is palpable

10 Jun 2012 6:50am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

No harm will come to this child under her ever watchful eye. The childs expression looks as if it knows much, much more than it's years

10 Jun 2012 7:10am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle compo e tiamge mère et erfant superbe cpatage et iamge.
Belle journée

10 Jun 2012 7:51am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Exceptional frame

10 Jun 2012 7:53am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

another great image - I like the expressions and the colors

10 Jun 2012 8:06am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition et au cœur de l'actualité ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

10 Jun 2012 8:16am

yo from Ile de France, France

Un regard protecteur de la grand-mère vers son petit-fils !
Très bel instant !

10 Jun 2012 8:45am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

So lovely for such a war torn place

10 Jun 2012 9:40am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

She seems to look inwards as he rattles the bars of his cage

10 Jun 2012 9:45am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

More than a symbol with these grids, a childhood trapped. Splendid image. Nice sunday Mariana *****.

10 Jun 2012 9:50am

Axnegar from Tehran, Iran

Awesome !!!!

10 Jun 2012 10:29am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

my dear Marian, you are creating a unique photographic archive of great value, full of stories that do not need words, a fantastic again, Paul kiss

10 Jun 2012 11:47am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une image qui fait echo à l'actualité Liberté, voilà un mot que tout le monde n'interprète pas de la même façon sur cette planète...l'image est forte !

10 Jun 2012 11:56am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great frame and great scene !

10 Jun 2012 12:02pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

A beautiful shot, I love how she is looking towards her grandson. Great capture!

10 Jun 2012 12:38pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great portraits. A proud grandma. Lovely. :)

10 Jun 2012 1:30pm

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

le bleu est espoir ,toujours, superbe family portrait ;)

10 Jun 2012 2:39pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent 5 étoiles

10 Jun 2012 2:55pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent capture ! A deep impressive image.

10 Jun 2012 3:47pm

Victoria from Sweden

Wow, very nice!

10 Jun 2012 4:48pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

J'aime cette tonalité bleue et le regard bienveillant de cette grand mere que le petit accroché à ces barreaux, comme s'ils pouvaient le proteger de ton objectif qui l'intrigue :)

10 Jun 2012 5:30pm

franz from Baden, Austria

an ageless and universally valid motif ... a grandmother taking care of her grandchild! what makes this one more special is the unexpected 'contrast' bw the first-world building and the third-world appearance of the two people. or is all this just in my head ?!?

10 Jun 2012 6:21pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful framing !

10 Jun 2012 6:31pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent capture

10 Jun 2012 6:37pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Quel avenir pour ce petit afghan ? Les barreaux ne présagent rien de bon...surtout pour ceux qui n'ont pas pu quitter le pays...
Bonne fin de journée!

10 Jun 2012 8:07pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful image loaded symbol

10 Jun 2012 8:39pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Si jeune et déjà en prison

10 Jun 2012 9:44pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

this is a endearing portrait of a concerned grandma and a curious child! :-))

10 Jun 2012 9:49pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Your document is good Mariana, but how sad to see this young boy behind bars, even if it is only a gate.

10 Jun 2012 10:09pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Superb portrait!

10 Jun 2012 10:55pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

She looks very proud Great Portrait of a family

10 Jun 2012 11:30pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful photo of this lady and the little sad looking boy !!! Excellent ...

10 Jun 2012 11:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image. I feel that the look on her face says that she is very proud of him.

10 Jun 2012 11:57pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Superb framing!

11 Jun 2012 6:56am

Suwandi from Jakarta, Indonesia

humanist, very impressive

11 Jun 2012 2:33pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Elle a vraiment un visage agréable, plein de douceur et de compréhension vers son petit-fils.

11 Jun 2012 2:43pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Wonderful photo job here! Very impressive!

11 Jun 2012 9:46pm

Warren T. from San Francisco, United States

I love the multiple levels of meaning in this image, very poignant.

11 Jun 2012 9:56pm

@Warren T.: thanks a lot Warren for your visit and comments .

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this is such a striking scene, nice work!

12 Jun 2012 4:44pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

A great, nice and wonderful portrait!

13 Jun 2012 1:44pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great double portrait. Love the expression of the grandma!
Have a nice day.

23 Jun 2012 5:49pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/100 second
ISO 80
6 mm