Jide Alakija

14 Feb 2012 992 views
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Interesting how the warm, uplifting light, conflicts with the subject matter.
... and nobody seems to want to know.
  • trey
  • United States
  • 14 Feb 2012, 14:49
"Using human tragedy as an artistic ready made has definite pros and cons.
Relevance is usually guaranteed; the heart strings are likely to be pulled.
But the art may be overshadowed by the story, which may in turn be trivialized and exploited by the art."
In a way this reminds of the Pulitzer prize winning picture that Kevin Carter took in 1993 of a young girl being stalked by a vulture.
Also remids me of the comments i received when i posted this http://trey.shutterchance.com/image/2009/11/19/how-the-other-side-lives/

All in all i love this picture.. for what it says and what it doesnt say. Well done dude..
  • YuutsuClown
  • Germany
  • 11 May 2012, 01:13
Reminds of the incident that occurred last year in China when a toddler was run over twice but no one stopped to help. Chilling image. It also reminds me of watching a homeless man have an epileptic fit in Lagos and cars just drove around him, mothers dragged their children and thought it contagious. I knew how to help,wanted to help but I was only 8 years old.
  • mainoo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Sep 2012, 21:26
very nice work indeed = love the light

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