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Copyright: Ruud Blok (ruudblok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 727 N: 2259] (23329)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000-10-14
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 35mm, Kodak E200
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): MISERE ET EXCLUSION, Poverty [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-03 4:27
Viewed: 4247
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is quit a story folks.
Coming out of the Himalaya direction Tibet.
This was one of the first things we saw.
Old lady laying in the sun dieing.
Here chest really rotting
Why taking photos?
It tells you about your good life

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Sprakeloos Ruud, brok in mijn keel! Een beeld zegt meer dan duizend woorden. Nu even onze zegeningen tellen.

Grtz Pim

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2007-01-03 4:37]

Wat ontzettend om dit te zien! Wat zal dit een indruk op je gemaakt hebben! Op mij doet de foto het al.
Wat voel je je dan machteloos...

Bedankt dat je deze foto met ons deelt, zodat de vrouw toch een boodschap door mag geven. Inderdaad weet je hoe goed we het hier hebben en hoe goed we het zelf hebben, maar ook de ernst, de pijn, de honger, het verdriet in andere landen en op andere plekken. Leg het niet naast je neer!! Doe er iets mee!!

Groeten Janneke

Heftig Ruud, heel heftig.
Ik geloof dat ik zelf niet zou durven om een foto als deze te maken, maar je hebt gelijk! De wereld mag dit best zien.

De sfeer komt door de sepia kleur ook erg goed tot zijn recht.


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  • Lotus Gold Star Critiquer [C: 71 W: 0 N: 8] (264)
  • [2007-01-03 5:37]

Bonjour Ruud,
Belle composition, un sujet touchant,
Merci de partager,

Hi Ruud,

wow... I can speak when i saw this portrait,
its that real ?
but for journalistic photography its perfect.
a lot of Message for humanity, you have a good package this image very well with very well result. Salute for you.
colors, contras, sharp and POV so perfect, we don’t have to read anything on your note but we automatically knows what going on over there.
I hope in 2007, we don’t have to see something like this on future.
tfs and well done with a great-great job.
anyway... Happy new year too.

Best Regards,

Hi Ruud,

WOW!! This is a real shock!! Some people have it easy and some people have it bad... :(
A strong photo with a strong message! You did a great job here with the contrast and colours! She looks like she's a part of the ground!!!!

Very well done and TFS

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-01-03 6:32]

Hallo Ruud.

Een mooi weergegeven tafereel. Schrijnend.
Dan hebben we het hier toch goed.
Mooi foto in de passende kleur.
Gr Jos

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2007-01-03 8:22]

Thanks to remember us Ruud.

One of the above critiques states they don't know whether they would have posted it. As one can see from my gallery I have posted some less than pleasant, somewhat controversial shots too. While photography can show us all that is beautiful in life and the world, it also helps us see all that is wrong or foul with the world. At times photos may even help bring about a change.

This shot is very powerful with excellent composition.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-01-03 15:19]

Hi Ruud,
A photo which touches. An excellent treatment in sepia making the scene even true and timeless! Very well done! Annie

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2007-01-03 16:38]
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Hemeltje Ruud; wat een verhaal. En ze stierf alleen.... wat een drama. Foto is ook zonder je note erg indrukwekkend.
Ik ben weg op LPS, ruzie....
Ik ben nu hier met oude treklensers; je kent ze nog wel: http://lenz-frienz.freehostia.com/coppermine/index.php

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-01-03 21:10]

So sad.
Thank you Ruud, it stops us and makes us think of others and not ourselves - well I hope it does,

Sometimes it is necessary to do this
Good photojournalism is necessary to convey The message
Very effective Ruud

Hi Ruud
A powerful image indeed, such images are necessary, we all need to be made aware of the reality of life for some of our fellow citizens. It feels inconsequential to comment on the technical aspects of the image, suffice to say that it is one of your best.

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  • kayra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 37 N: 112] (3121)
  • [2007-01-04 5:56]

Hi Ruud,
Very impressive shot! A strong photo with a strong message! Very well done..


brilliant photo, although I don't if I would have posted it or not, it carries a very strong message! I guess people need to be made aware of it... a few years ago I took a photo of a little boy in Mozambique that was days away from dying from hunger and you wish you could just help every hungry person in this world, great to remember these when we indulge at our overflowing tables


I am speechless, Ruud! Such overwhelming sadness!

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2007-01-26 20:33]

Such a sad moment.... Thanks for sharing.


Intensely sad. It brings a tear to my eye. I recently broke two bones in my ankle as well as dislocating it and snapping one tendon (my Scooter landed on it at about 60kmh). I was luckier than this poor woman. I was rushed to hospital operated on and given a morphine drip all within six hours. Yes, my life is good. Thank you for having the courage to share this.

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  • karie Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 19] (252)
  • [2007-02-20 12:33]

what a shot. photography moves the world. thanks for sharing.

So sad...... I hope you gave her a bit of food.....

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-08-18 17:31]

Helaas behoort dit tot de realiteit in veel landen,ook "vakantielanden" heb mezelf ook vaak afgevraagd GVD wat doe ik hier en wat moet ik hier mee????
Goed dat je dit laat zien Ruud,dan ga je eens realiseren en relativeren hoe bevoorrecht wij zijn en dat we gewoon niet moeten lullen en ouwehoeren!

So sad that we can't take care of everyone who is hurting and dying. And what a miserable way to end her time on earth!


It is a very touching image, as Michel Boulay, one of our photographers, mention it "Thanks for remembering us"
It is about time to learn how to share welfare for all, IN OUR PLANET EARTH! we hope this lady still is here and all the best for her and her family, this is a great great message well done RUUD BLOK

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