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Chained to Poverty

Chained to Poverty
Photo Information
Copyright: Allan Barredo (allanbarredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 550 W: 68 N: 640] (6390)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-02-25
Categories: Decisive Moment, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Olympus C-4040Z
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-02-26 4:12
Viewed: 2469
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
No, he is not physically chained to something. But like a lot of street children in Manila, he cannot seem to let go of the chains of poverty.

According to statistics, there are more than 50,000 street children in the Philippines (as of year 2000). Today, after seven years, it seems that that number actually increased.

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  • kiti Gold Star Critiquer [C: 231 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-26 4:26]


Fantastic picture, very well chosen black and white that reinforces a hard image, great work and good treatment of the image,



Ganda ng facial expression bro. PRang nagiba itsura kesa dun sa kanina? Mas ok tong ngayun.


nice one Allan, powerful! nice compo and tones.



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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-02-26 4:46]

Excelente Allan,
magnífica foto, excelente b/w.
perfecto comentario.
saludos, buena semana

Pas de doute, ce n'est pas la joie ! Impressionnant.
Bonne journée.

Hi Allan,
Excellent black and white. Love the way u frame it.
I have done a WS. There is ofcourse nothing wrong with this, but just to get a different POV. Hope you like it.

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  • Ratna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 68 N: 204] (1231)
  • [2007-02-26 5:11]

Hi Allan,
The B&W works well here. Interesting presentation, The POV is very impressive. tfs.

Very Nice Shot, from a different angle, with a thinkable note.

Liked, not poverty but your work.


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  • melik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 117 W: 12 N: 16] (254)
  • [2007-02-26 5:46]

Allen, very attractive and creative. TFS. Ömer

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  • nuxa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 27 N: 121] (1035)
  • [2007-02-26 6:13]

Tecnically perfect with excelent bw tones.
Stricking image, very powerful...
Poverty is everywhere, but some people tend to forget about the less fortunate; glad to see that you don't...


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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-02-26 8:28]

ganda Allan. love the expression and quality of the shot. great POV and ang kinis ng kadena! :D Tfs


a compelling composition that might deliver the kind of empathy the NGO's need.

its hot! as in a great shot.


Very good shot. I like the point of view and choice of black and white. Shame to know so many children live this way.

Excellent work Allan
Great use of the from-above POV to emphasise the vulnerability of the child, and he has really done well in terms of mood and expression. A good approach to this theme and an excellent title.
It really is a wake-up to somebody like me, coming from a relatively affluent country, to see these kids on the streets and MRT stations of Manila. It puts a new perspective on life.
Well done my friend

Panalo talaga eto bro! your PP and POV really makes the photo stands out! :D well done bro! :D balikan naten etong model na eto kunin naten number nya :D

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2007-02-26 22:03]

Hi Allan,

I like the distortion here resulting from a good pov. Nice pp too. TFS.


Hi Allan,

Wow something very different from you today... different as in, wow- very effective. Although very upsetting. His eyes really hold out the truth in the image, and the chains just seem to imprint the awfulness inside your head. And the perfect use of contrast here is just... wow, perfect! Great composition adn the balance is just... well done.

Very provoking image. TFS.


Great POV, pre. Well done on the PP as well. Ayos!

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