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Bridging Employments Supports

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 16 August 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.


A Homeless woman, with all her belongings, even bed sheets folded so carefully, sitting in a bus-stop cabin, just a few steps far from the "Bridging Employment Supports" Center ! I hope the bus-drivers would not tell her to leave her 'shelter-home'.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/320 second F/10.0 ISO 400 35 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

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Well aware of your presence but not willing to be photographed .........
Nice contrasts and (double) reflections!!

16 Aug 2012 5:19am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb street image Mariana

16 Aug 2012 5:39am

rem_la from Villiers, France

ah ah foto .............

16 Aug 2012 5:39am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Magnifique image. Et que signifie le geste du doigt de la dame?

16 Aug 2012 5:48am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

What does the finger mean ?

16 Aug 2012 6:20am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Can't see you reflected in the window Mariana - you did well ..........

16 Aug 2012 6:54am

@Nigel: i see it ... above BES !

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

social gaze of your eyes is always different, no obstacles, looking for the profile of reality. mary're great, bravo for your work.

16 Aug 2012 7:00am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Très belle scène de rue, mais c'est étrange, on peut tout imaginer, sur son geste et ce qu'elle pense. Une excellente photo.

16 Aug 2012 7:01am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue de cette dame couverte avec les reflets, sueprbe.

16 Aug 2012 8:24am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Not my face please:)

16 Aug 2012 9:13am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nicely done Mariana.

16 Aug 2012 9:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

an intriguing surreal quality here

16 Aug 2012 9:53am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Powerful street image - perhaps the unemployed are faceless to these agencies.

16 Aug 2012 10:00am

João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

Powerful. Great moment in time.

16 Aug 2012 10:27am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

J'aime breaucoup ta photo et le B&w renforce encore le sujet!! 5***** bravo à toi!!!

16 Aug 2012 10:30am

PATRICK from miramas, France


16 Aug 2012 10:53am

AliReza from Tehran, Iran

Bravo Mariana

16 Aug 2012 11:07am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful street shot Mariana! Always sad to see these street people in a land that has so much! ;-)

16 Aug 2012 11:29am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Das ist sehr gut gemacht.

16 Aug 2012 12:01pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Sad story... more and more we see this kind of scenes in the streets ! Beautiful b&w Mariana. Have a lovely day :)

16 Aug 2012 12:19pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Hard hitting street life shot.

16 Aug 2012 12:27pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

A really fantastic street image- I really think the reflected images of the people lend to the feeling of isolation for this woman. Terrific.

16 Aug 2012 1:11pm

maurizio costantino from trieste, Italy

Hi Mariana...THIS is TRUE...ALL.
A moment of: chills on the skin.

16 Aug 2012 1:28pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Elle ne voulait pas être photographiée!!! Malgré sa misère elle range ses affaires impeccablement. Une très belle image de notre société à deux vitesses. Bonne journée Mariana.

16 Aug 2012 2:05pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The upturned finger signals an awareness as do the background figures. best…jf

16 Aug 2012 2:10pm

@ordinaryimages: i'm positive they are without job too ;) maybe she is pointing to them to tell me to take pix of them too ;)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Excellent moment.

16 Aug 2012 3:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i hope so too ... with nowhere to go, this cabin could well be "home" to her ...
excellent documentary, as always! and i like the processing, too!

16 Aug 2012 3:38pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

A interesting image...:-)

16 Aug 2012 5:35pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Wonderful PJ shot! A sad slice of reality!

16 Aug 2012 6:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful image and very sad situation for this lady. Politicians here are wanting to cut back on the little supports the poor receive. The savings would go to tax cuts for the rich.

16 Aug 2012 8:59pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Caricatural ou théâtral, cet accoutrement !
Bonne fin de journée !

16 Aug 2012 9:26pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

life can be hard, for some people ..

strong portrait, mariana, that leaves no one untouched.

16 Aug 2012 9:48pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Wonderful capture !

16 Aug 2012 10:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A very powerful and sad image. It just says so much.

16 Aug 2012 11:03pm

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Interesting picture of a social problem that I see in my country also. Reflexes with good black and white. regards

16 Aug 2012 11:35pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Too impressive for me...

17 Aug 2012 12:19am

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Mais qu'elle est donc cette burka en laine , cette feme te fait un signe amical.

17 Aug 2012 8:20am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it's nice how you were able to capture her acknowledging your presence.. quite sad though..

17 Aug 2012 1:41pm

Cajera from France

Cette femme, solitaire, sans domicile, ne veux pas être photographiée. Sa condition aurait pu laisser croire qu'elle était indifférente au monde qu'il l'entoure. Probablement mal dans sa peau, elle ne veux pas qu'on voit son visage.
Une "belle" scène de rue triste et qui fait réfléchir. Avec les conditions économiques actuelles, les licenciements qui se multiplient, beaucoup de gens risquent de se retrouver dans cette situation.

17 Aug 2012 5:12pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Powerful street image! Superb photo job Maria !

17 Aug 2012 7:25pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Funny ! She don't want to be on your picture!
Have a nice day.

30 Aug 2012 12:04pm

1/320 second
ISO 400
35 mm