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A Glance

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 400 75 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

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

What a great find and well done to capture that glance. It's so subtle but it really makes this image.

8 Mar 2013 5:11am

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

magnificent scene....the gesture of the man shows that we sometimes to see around us.....under eyes of the kid has shouted about nourishment......and woman....oh Mariana...i know that she is thinking about their life..
infact you are thinking about are imaginative my great friend.

8 Mar 2013 6:35am

365 from namur, Belgium

Everywhere the same misery.

8 Mar 2013 6:53am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Just exccelent street shot.

8 Mar 2013 6:57am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

SAD.....Happy Women's Day !!

8 Mar 2013 7:23am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Not the same that yours , Powerful !! Phil

8 Mar 2013 7:37am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

You have taken this photograph at just the right moment when the man glances at the woman and child. Using monochrome adds to the atmosphere.

8 Mar 2013 7:43am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A dramatic shot - reflecting their very sad life.

8 Mar 2013 8:22am

jean pierre from paris, France

une photo de rue bien traitée ! le noir et blanc rend bien le coté triste de cette situation de plus en plus fréquente!!! amitié

8 Mar 2013 8:26am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

just a glance and nothing else ! a sad scene, everywhere in the world it's the same...great moving street photography !

8 Mar 2013 8:46am

Tat à l'Oeil from Paris, France

Une image très forte ! Bravo !

8 Mar 2013 8:58am

STEED from D, France

Hard ........Excellent one ....

8 Mar 2013 9:22am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent shot 5****

8 Mar 2013 9:45am

*M.Я.G* from Tehran, Iran

great shot, really impressive

8 Mar 2013 9:58am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

terrible et commune image de nos rues .

8 Mar 2013 10:07am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Probably has more than a glance to give is what is so sad:(

8 Mar 2013 10:24am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A glance but no money given. what an awful start for a child

8 Mar 2013 11:07am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Such a sad image but beautifully captured Mariana. I hope the guy's conscience was pricked and he turned round to give her even just a little change

8 Mar 2013 11:23am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellente juxtaposition de deux mondes parallèles: celui de la mendiante à l'enfant et celui des passants doublés par le jeu des réflexions.
Bonne journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

8 Mar 2013 11:33am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

a touching scene, really well spotted & captured! i also like the dark appearance of the image, somehow it is well reflecting what we could see in here...

8 Mar 2013 11:37am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A sad capture but the composition is excellent and the image makes one think a lot. Beautifully seen ,captured and presented.

8 Mar 2013 11:40am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Yes ... a powerful image. Every body in its own world, even when there is a glance ... Annierita

8 Mar 2013 11:48am

omid from mashhad, Iran

so sad & impressive!
very nice frame, lights, reflections & treatment!

8 Mar 2013 12:31pm

carol williams from istanbul, Turkey

The glance is priceless and leads to many questions - what is he thinking - scroungers or needy? menace or liability? I like to think he cares, but what can one man do?

8 Mar 2013 12:40pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Wonderful view. Excellent contrast between the woman who looks down and the man who passes . Two worlds which cross without really seeing. A very beautiful Black and White, I love it.
I'm sorry, do not go regularly I have big problems connecting last few days.
Have a good day.

8 Mar 2013 1:17pm

tataray from france, France

Tristesse !.... )

8 Mar 2013 1:44pm

franz from Baden, Austria

awe inspiring and gripping ... that man has at least a glance at the woman and her child, but how many pass by without even pretending to notice ...
sad, but true !!!

8 Mar 2013 1:44pm

Sam from Chennai, India

So sad. Very powerful and a dramatic shot. The lady lloking down is really touching...
I hope she was offered some help not before it was late.
I salute you for this post today. :)

8 Mar 2013 1:58pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A sad commentary on our society Mariana! Well seen and captured! ;-)

8 Mar 2013 2:07pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

So sad situation, for each one of them differently.

8 Mar 2013 3:22pm

daigneault - photographe from Granby, Québec, Canada

have a nice
international women's day!


8 Mar 2013 3:28pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice street capture.

8 Mar 2013 3:41pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

I think that's what most people do .............
A wonderful capture of reality!!

8 Mar 2013 3:54pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Géniaux les contrastes, splendide cliché. Bonne journée Mariana.

8 Mar 2013 4:01pm

barry from Palm Springs, California, United States

One of your most powerful images.

8 Mar 2013 4:58pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

how small and frail they seem, caught in a hard world

8 Mar 2013 4:59pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Man sieht diese Situationen fast jeden Tag.

8 Mar 2013 5:25pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

A glance is not enough... wonderful street scene and so very powerful.

8 Mar 2013 5:56pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Une photo tellement forte... de la réalité de la vie!!!! bravo elle est superbe

8 Mar 2013 6:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The child made him look. An excellent capture.

8 Mar 2013 7:59pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A sad scene; how can he not look ... perfect timing and street capture!

8 Mar 2013 8:04pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Beau n&b contrasté aussi dur que la vie peut l'être pour certain !

Beautiful b & w contrast as hard as life can be for some people!

8 Mar 2013 8:07pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Beautiful and sad ! A striking street scene!

8 Mar 2013 8:29pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

touching scene, mariana!

8 Mar 2013 9:58pm

Pixim from Nice, France

Good evening Mariana, I see three glances in this photo, and especially another glance which bends to avoid all the possible glances on their conditions ...

8 Mar 2013 10:01pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is amazing. What makes it so powerful is that look of the man who's life is fine and the two on the ground who aren't. Very well done !

8 Mar 2013 10:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A very powerful image. I cannot imagine how that poor woman must feel. Nobody wants to be in that position. The glance says so much about our society. The reflections are fantastic.

9 Mar 2013 12:45am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Un cadrage qui met malheureusement notre terre en faute ... Everywhere la chanson triste est la même. En espérant que le regard de cet enfant saura s'échapper de cette infernale fatalité. Bravo pour ta scène et surtout merci pour le message tristement universel.

9 Mar 2013 1:43am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

It`s Prefect , The Man Is Going To Leave Frame But His Eyes Guide Us To The Other Side .
The Background Is Filled By The Windows And People Shadows .
All Element Select Very Well .

I Love This One :bd

9 Mar 2013 7:07am

L'angevine from Angers, France

le personnage de droite regarde avec pitié cette famille ....

9 Mar 2013 9:15am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great documentary

9 Mar 2013 11:17am

Monik from PARIS, France

Une image bouleversante ... Avec le froid, l'hiver doit être terrible pour eux.

9 Mar 2013 1:03pm

Emmeji from France

Une image terrible... Le regard, pourtant furtif, semble transpercer cette pauvre femme !

9 Mar 2013 6:22pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

J'aime beaucoup le contraste ombre et lumière de cette scène !

11 Mar 2013 10:53am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this is really sad to see.

22 Mar 2013 4:39pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

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1/160 second
ISO 400
75 mm