Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Green Eyes

green eyes, originally uploaded by phitar.

Deep green eyes in Sanorgaon, Bangladesh.

One of the big favorites on Flickr, viewed more than 6.000 times.
Photo by Philippe Tarbouriech, Geneva - Switzerland.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


friends, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

Dedicated to all my friends connected on Flickr.
We are linked :)

Indigenous Meeting at Betioga city.
The Guarani People live in many brazilian's states.
Population about 35.000, in 1998.

Photo by Tatiana Cardeal, São Paulo - BRAZIL

Monday, August 29, 2005

Kids in Bali

kids in bali, originally uploaded by phitar.

Photo by Philippe Tarbouriech, Geneva - Switzerland.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

S h a d o w s. . .II

s h a d o w s. . .II, originally uploaded by dR. . ..

Photo by dR

Saturday, August 27, 2005


cyclegirl, originally uploaded by BoazR.

Picture taken in Assam 1997.
Taken with Nikon F601, Zoom 70-200mm

Photo by Boaz, Nanjing - China.

Friday, August 26, 2005


Bhutan, originally uploaded by babasteve.

Photo by Steve Evans, Bangalore - INDIA.

Thursday, August 25, 2005


resting, originally uploaded by birdcage.

As an early birthday gift to myself this year I recently picked up a decent scanner (finally!) and have been scanning like mad. It's like Christmas in August where you get presents you had forgotten you were getting. I started scanning in slides that I took literally a decade ago and that I've never seen any larger than the slide on a light table. I'd forgotten I'd even taken some of the images I found. I seem to have an extraordinarly number of slides from China, which I think I can chalk up to the instructor from the only color photography class I ever took (during my one overpriced and ill-fated semester at the School of Visual Arts in 1990. I ate nothing but ramen noodles for six months so that I could afford to take a class with an instructor who regularly ranted about my inability to shoot pictures of things that could be used for advertising). I have a vague recollection of him lecturing on the relative merits of ektachrome vs. print film (color saturation; saleability). I must have taken it to heart on some level.

So here it is, ten years later, and I'm seeing the fruits of my Ektachrome labors at last. While there are a whole lotta slides which bear witness to my regular (and continuing) forgetfulness about things like remembering to reset the ISO on the camera so that the light meter actually means something, some of these pictures are images I'm surprisingly happy with.

This was taken in a Hmong village outside of Sapa in northern Vietnam in late March or early April of 1995. Sapa had been officially opened to international tourists in late 1994, and hadn't yet become a standard stop on the backpacker circuit. It was freezing- dropping down to the low forties at night, getting up to the fifties during the day (high elevation). We were the only tourists there for four days. On the fifth day a French couple showed up. At the time there was one hotel and one restaurant. The last time I was there (in 2001) it was a boomtown with hotels popping up like mushrooms and even a four star resort on the hill. I doubt she'll be checking in.

Photo and text by Jennifer, Washington DC. - USA

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Scavenging at the dump, Guatemala

Photo by Marcelo Montecino, Bethesda, MD, USA

Visit Marcelo's remarkable Photo Gallery, with hundreds of fascinating images from an equally remarkable period in the history of the Americas.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The world as he knows it

the world as He knows it, originally uploaded by javajive.

Taken two days before the earthquake - south coast of Java, Indonesia

Photo by Brandon Hoover (Javajive), Jakarta - Indonesia.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Observing the Irretrievable

Observing the Irretrievable, originally uploaded by AnomalousNYC.

"This Yemeni boy lives in my neighborhood. I don't run into him often but he gets so excited whenever he sees me on the sidewalk, because he knows I always have my camera with me. He invariably asks me to take his picture and then bursts out with a squeal of excitement every time I try to take it. I only ever get one quick shot before he grabs the camera and demands to see - when he does, he screams and runs down the street laughing..."

"I felt like posting this as a kind of response to my previous post, one of the most depressing portraits I've ever done. The visible troubles of the last photo were still there, weighing on me, and it filled this one with darkness. It makes me happy to see him smiling, despite everything, finding incomplicated delight in the simple pleasures of this heavy, heavy world."

From the fantastic photo gallery of street portraiture by Anomalous, Lower East Side - NYC, USA.

This is my tribute to you Anomalous!

Sunday, August 21, 2005


window, originally uploaded by a m e l i a.

Bacaba, Brazil - Photo by Amelia, Philadelphia - USA.

Tatiana Cardeal comments:
"A wonderful portrait of "ribeirinhos", as we call the people who live on the river's borders of Amazon.
I invite you to visit this site, from a brazilian photographer called
Pedro Martinelli
He use to work in the Amazon, and I think you will like it.
He is one of my inspirations.

Remanso, Brazil 2003 - Photo by Amelia

Saturday, August 20, 2005


TRANCOSO, originally uploaded by Paula Marina.

Trancoso, Bahia State – Brazil.
Photo by Paula Marina Castro

Friday, August 19, 2005


Superboy, originally uploaded by WayneMethod.

I believe I can fly; I believe I can touch the sky.

Photo by Wayne Method

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Nós..., originally uploaded by Tonspi.

“I don’t own the best photographic equipment, nor do I pay much attention to the techniques or rules of good photography. I didn’t study photography at any school, simply attended the magical school of the heavens, of the 1001 colours, by nightfall magicians, fascinated with the birth of each new day.” - José Silva Pinto (Tonspi), Luanda, Angola – Africa

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Killian emerging next to his dad's foot

"The intimacy and empathy probably stems from the fact that I was lying flat on the ground to shoot this image." - Phitar (Philippe Tarbouriech - Geneve, Switzerland)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Deep mourning

deep mourning, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

Beyond our ethic flag.

Photo by Tatiana Cardeal, São Paulo - Brazil

More Tatiana Cardeal at (:)<[o]=
Os Invisíveis (The Invisibles)
Multimedia Journey by Carlos Chiyoda and Tatiana Cardeal.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Alone in the World

Alone in the World, originally uploaded by carf.

Alone in this world,
with no mother to care..,
with nowhere to go..,
with nowhere to hide..,
who am I to face the shadows cast on me by society?

When I grow strong and old,
like the frail branches of this little tree,
will I reach out and touch the sky,
to sway securely against each wind,
never to be broken by storms gone by?

Text and Photo by Gregory J. Smith, São Paulo, Brazil.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

An entire pack of chewing gum.

From the fantastic photo gallery of street portraiture by Anomalous, Lower East Side - NYC, USA.

Saturday, August 13, 2005


sisters, originally uploaded by awfulsara.

Two of my favorite sisters, and among the first children I met on my trip to Myanmar. Their smiles were perhaps the most infectious I have ever seen, their open friendliness eased all my discomfort at photographing people and opened the door to an amazing journey.

Photo by Sara Heinrichs, San Luis Obispo, California.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Behind Bars

Behind Bars, originally uploaded by Mylens.

She is one of the Lost Children from Brazil. There are millions of them, living in total poverty.
This poor image is my humble tribute to the work of a great Flicker.
Please visit his labor of love: Beija-Flor.

Uma das milhares de Crianças Sem Futuro do Brasil. Esta é minha humilde homenagem a um grande Flicker.
Por favor, visitem o trabalho de amor deste homem raro.

Photo by Marília Ferraz, São Paulo - Brazil.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


dreamer, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

There were four Guarani's girls playing near the indigenous fair.
They were running and playing on the sand, as little birds.
I was surprised when one of them invited me with her eyes, to play.
I couldn't say no.
I lost my afternoon there.
I won a life.

This is Angela, the most dreamy and easily opened of the four.

Taken at the Indigenous Meeting at Betioga city.
The Guarani People live in many brazilian's states.
Population about 35.000, in 1998.

Awarded Editor's Choice,, in June, 3th, 2005.

More Tatiana Cardeal at (:)<[o]=
Os Invisíveis (The Invisibles)
Multimedia Journey by Carlos Chiyoda and Tatiana Cardeal.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


positive, originally uploaded by varohaub.

This little girl just tested positive for HIV. The pandemic in Southern Africa is devastating in ways that aren't easily described. Just imagine this little girl multiplied by thousands. Thousands of children without parents, and thousands more with HIV themselves.

She will get medicine, and she'll be well taken care of, which is more than I can say for most of the HIV-positive children in the squatter camps in South Africa.

I'm here with a "Grannie Brigade," a set of older ladies who came here to love on kids as much as they can while they're here. I'm here for different reasons, but I'm grateful I get to travel with these amazing ladies.

We visited the beautiful Lighthouse Childrens Shelter this morning.

Photo by Jeremy Varo-Haub, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - USA.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


, originally uploaded by gagah.

Photo by Garibaldi Dantas (gagah) - Brazil.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Surviving the Streets of Brazil

Goodnight!, originally uploaded by carf.

Trying to survive on the streets is no easy task for any street kid. These two brothers, 11 and 12 year old Roney and Claudiney, are already well aware of the tough life and the dangers they face as long as they choose to roam the streets of this mega city called São Paulo. When the going gets really tough and tiresome they usually appear at Hummingbird, where they will receive the kind of loving attention they would never get on the streets. Nevertheless, the process of actually leaving the streets is a complex one, affected by the myriad of obstructions in their own vicious circle of street dependency due to them having spent the last three years living on the streets.
Read more: Surviving The Streets of Brazil

Text and Photo by Gregory J. Smith, São Paulo - Brazil.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Ivy Closeup

Ivy Closeup, originally uploaded by J.Bird.

The eyelash shadows on her cheek make the shot for me :)

Photo by Jay Ryness , Burney, CA, USA.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

She sells flowers in the streets of Varanasi

This is what i consider as my most satisfying image, so far....I dedicate it to Gini and the little darling Meera....:)

See her eyes in the large format...:)

Photo by Sanzen, New Delhi, India.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Lovely smile of SOK SOK

Lovely smile of SOK SOK, originally uploaded by HORIZON.

In progress - on the way from Shahrood to Sabzevar both on the border of central desert of iran, I passed by a Robat named Mehr. in spite of being really tired of high temperature and crazy radiation of the desert, I was curious to visit the forsaken Robat and take some pictures.
when I entered, some magic happened to me, and that was the begining of a wonderful friendship between me and four kids that as shepherds were keeping few goats in the robat.
I personally love one of them more which other three as a fun called him SOK SOK. it means nothing but seems very funny, the only reaction he did was giving them a lovely smile that made me to smile and the others like him more. this was the start of my frienship with SOK SOK and his friends, and this is why I am going to make a set and upload the shots from Robat e Mehr in next few weeks.

Photo by Horizon, Mashhad, Iran.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Tutuco (Renan)

Tutuco - I, originally uploaded by carf.

13 year old Renan, nicknamed Tutuco, is very much aware of his African heritage but not always so happy about the situation for most Afro-Brazilians in this country. His older brother is already serving a longer prison sentence for serious crimes comitted and our job is to counterbalance all this negativity with a positive environment and healthy activities, which also helps cultivate the peace necessary in Renan's life.
He spends most of his free time at Hummingbird when he's not at school or at home. He's an intelligent kid but steps out of line pretty often. Gradually though, we are seeing some really positive changes in his mentality and hopefully Hummingbird will guide his flight safely through the difficult period of youth to adulthood.

Text and Photo by Gregory J. Smith, São Paulo - Brazil.