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Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/7.1 ISO 400 190 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

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

beautifully captured expression.... lovely frame....

11 Oct 2012 5:13am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5****

11 Oct 2012 5:22am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Sweet thing... I want to hug her :-)

11 Oct 2012 5:44am

365 from namur, Belgium

Her attitude is very well captured.

11 Oct 2012 5:49am

Monik from PARIS, France

Un portrait excellent et très émouvant..!

11 Oct 2012 5:57am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful capture, the expression in her face says so much!

11 Oct 2012 5:59am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Really beautiful capture Mariana, I worry though when I see an expression like that on a childs face she looks upset !

11 Oct 2012 6:02am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Strong portrait and processing.

11 Oct 2012 6:22am

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, France

Avec un air triste tout de même,joli portrait.

11 Oct 2012 6:23am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous portrait, a heart rendering expression. Superb framing

11 Oct 2012 6:33am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Hunger for me in her corporal expression.Beautiful portrait Mariana.

11 Oct 2012 6:42am

Josy from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Je rejoins Véronique dans son commentaire...
Un portrait sublime, d'une force, d'une émotion exceptionnelle

11 Oct 2012 7:15am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

I sometimes wonder, how do you find these people? Appear that are waiting around every corner, with their expressions of pain, joy, their blank looks fantastic .................. mary, again

11 Oct 2012 7:32am

@Melocoton: you know this song by The Who - See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me ?

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

SHE WORRIES ABOUT tomorrow, cool sensitive shot

11 Oct 2012 7:32am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

wow, what an expression - as if she hadn´t had something to eat for quite a while! wonderful b&w

11 Oct 2012 7:47am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbement captée l'expression du visage, tes portraits sont une merveille. ***** Belle journée Mariana.

11 Oct 2012 7:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellente cette prise ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

11 Oct 2012 7:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

We can sense her hunger - strong portrait and documentary shot.

11 Oct 2012 8:42am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Beautifully framed and strong portrait!!

11 Oct 2012 8:48am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Une expression aux traits durs comme probablement ce pain...
Bonne journée lumineuse!

11 Oct 2012 9:41am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb portrait ,moving !

11 Oct 2012 9:48am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very intense expression. Great processing on this splendid portrait.

11 Oct 2012 10:04am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful capture, those eyes looked pained. I hope there is plenty more bread where that came from?

11 Oct 2012 10:10am

Mohsen Mazhari from malayer, Iran

great portrait

11 Oct 2012 10:22am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful portrait

11 Oct 2012 10:49am

Journey Photographic from Australia

The more I look at this picture, the more I wonder what she is thinking...

11 Oct 2012 10:51am

@Journey Photographic: The more I look at this picture, the more I wonder what she is FEELING ..... thx :)

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

:( so sad photo

11 Oct 2012 11:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

She looks sad. She needs not only bread but also something else...

11 Oct 2012 11:45am

@Hiro: some chocolate and candies and apple pie :)

Benoît Caurette from Angoulême, France

Very very beautiful capture !

11 Oct 2012 12:11pm

@Benoît Caurette: thanks Benoît

bahareh from Hamadan, Iran

unique portrait

11 Oct 2012 12:17pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb portrait and treatment

11 Oct 2012 12:23pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


11 Oct 2012 12:30pm

@omid: thanks Omid !

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

So many feelings here, a torrent, and propelled by the fantastic definition !~

11 Oct 2012 12:44pm

@Phil Morris: thanks Phil !

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Interest in every inch...profound. best…jf

11 Oct 2012 12:53pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

It's really touching. Superb capture.

11 Oct 2012 1:14pm

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran


11 Oct 2012 2:10pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

My heart sinks...

11 Oct 2012 2:22pm

@Christian Richer: oh, I am sorry :)

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent image with great messages

11 Oct 2012 3:01pm

glenn from New York, United States

love the expression

11 Oct 2012 3:06pm

Emmeji from France

Encore un grand portrait !

11 Oct 2012 3:09pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

She has an expression of deep sadness, it's a really heart breaking image ... Beautiful photo !!!

11 Oct 2012 3:48pm

P-TER from Roeselare, Belgium

Wow such a facial expression!

11 Oct 2012 3:59pm

Irene from L C, France

Un très beau portrait, très touchant

11 Oct 2012 3:59pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Heart-breaking....powerfully emotional...stunning! A brilliant capture Marianna! Full marks for this great image:)

11 Oct 2012 4:12pm

@Pavan Kaul: thanks Pavan !

yalda from Iran, Iran

Beautiful photo. really heart breaking image
and this great messages make me sad :((

11 Oct 2012 4:24pm

STEED from D, France

A wonderful expression....

11 Oct 2012 4:37pm

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

Pourvu qu'elle ne mange pas trop de sucrerie pour devenir comme la femme d'hier. Une belle photo de cette gamine dévorant sa brioche.

11 Oct 2012 4:56pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great portrait in a great b&w ! Strong one !

11 Oct 2012 5:04pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Really really nice portrait shot.....a strong feeling image.

11 Oct 2012 5:15pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique portrait de cette jeune fille en train d emanger son pain quel rendu et image quel regard

11 Oct 2012 5:16pm

Gipsy Ele from Basauri, Spain

Your post-production always as stunning as I remembered Mariana.. and the emotion in your captures as captivating as well..

11 Oct 2012 5:41pm

@Gipsy Ele: thx Elena ;)

franz from Baden, Austria

omg, she looks so sad, almost devastated ... what on earth could be the matter with her ?!?

11 Oct 2012 6:56pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Beautiful portrait and a picture very hard. Certainly have a lot of very hard life behind that look. An excellent photo.

11 Oct 2012 7:11pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent ! A very strong portrait of the little girl with this terrible expression of pain!

11 Oct 2012 7:39pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautifully crisp capture of this little girl! You can almost sense her relief in her expression.

11 Oct 2012 8:20pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic moment captured ~ a very striking expression!

11 Oct 2012 8:53pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful strong portrait of this girl with bread.

11 Oct 2012 9:00pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

i don't get the anguished look she's got while eating.. very interesting capture.. :)

11 Oct 2012 9:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Her expression makes one wonder just how long this bread has to last. Maybe, that's all she gets that day.

11 Oct 2012 10:46pm

mehdi ab from Tehran, Iran

Deep and beautiful

11 Oct 2012 11:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

such anguish in her eyes. excellent gesture

11 Oct 2012 11:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

So much expression and feeling in her eyes. Gorgeous portrait.

12 Oct 2012 12:02am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Excellent expression and treatment.

12 Oct 2012 12:09am

Zygene from morlaix, France

Une très belle capture photographique

12 Oct 2012 12:48am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The look of joy for a simple scrap of bread is delightful and disturbing at the same time! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-)

12 Oct 2012 2:29am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

'Painful' image....

12 Oct 2012 11:07am

Ghis from Gard, France

un portrait plein de force mis en valeur par le N&B !! en esperant qu'elle puisse croquer la vie à pleine dent !!! merci pour ton passage ,bonne soirée

12 Oct 2012 5:31pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Powerful shot. Great captured of expression ... One of your best. Five Stars. :)
I am sorry I was late ... :)

12 Oct 2012 5:48pm

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

This photograph has a piercing effect over the heart. Makes you want to know more about her... and reminds me of the "Afgan Girl" . Shall not remark about the photo technicals, for I know very little. Only that I truly admire this.

13 Oct 2012 10:15am

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Très expressif, excellent cliché NB. Un superbe travail photographique !

22 Oct 2012 4:46pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

un portrait très expressif ! Magnifique.

27 Oct 2012 5:26pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

This is absolutely touching!

14 Nov 2013 7:01pm

This image has been featured in 3 Remix collections.

portrait by Josy

BW[BesT] by MRG*Photographics

exceptional children by Franz

1/400 second
ISO 400
190 mm