Not So... Nice.

by Michael Sakowicz September. 25, 2009 3055 views

Randy Newman - You've Got A Friend In Me [youtube.com]

I want to be honest and clear about this - I do not in any way at all to sound sarcastic, wrongfully witty, degrading, or putting down towards the homeless. Having said that, I saw this scene the other day and the whole thing just really lit up and caught me by surprise. We do unfortunately have many homeless people in South Florida and it seems as though these days those numbers are even more increased. As I've been waiting to post thism a new trailer from Apple popped up for an upcoming film 'The End of Poverty [theendofpoverty.com]'. Please check it out if you can. Cheers.

25°41'33.80“N, 80°18'13.65”W

Nikon D70s | f/8 | 1/250" | ISO 400 | 70mm

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Kimberlyelise 11 years, 5 months ago

interesting.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sara G 11 years, 8 months ago

well, at least they have a tent and a place to put it..some choose this way of life..great post. :-)

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Pawel Opara 11 years, 8 months ago

not nice at all, you're right :<

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dorothe 11 years, 8 months ago

Not nice indeed, but that`s true life.

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sandyk 11 years, 8 months ago

nice capture! it is very sad that we have homeless people! :(

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Keith Flamã©E 11 years, 8 months ago

I remember a couple of years ago Médecins du Monde gave out 300 tents to the homeless of Paris. Whole streets would be lined with them which certainly raised public awareness of the plight of the homeless. Nice post, Mike.

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 11 years, 8 months ago

There are so many things to say about all of the little things in this pic, But instead, I think I'll just spend a moment giving thanks that I still have a home.

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Marek 11 years, 8 months ago

great capture

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Jennye 11 years, 8 months ago

This is really sad and makes me realize how fortunate we are!
Excellent capture Mike, great title ...and song!!.....thanks for the link for the film, I haven't heard about that.
....the first things that I noticed when I looked at this photo were the word "nice" and the CVS bag in the corner.

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 11 years, 8 months ago

great capture...it's a reality!

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dragana Jurisic 11 years, 8 months ago

really great

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Olivia 11 years, 8 months ago

not not ..
good pic.

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 11 years, 8 months ago

I guess for those who just lost their houses caused by the crisis it is not a celebration and as long as Liberty, Equality and Fraternalism are empty notions nothing will change.

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Rohitsharma 11 years, 8 months ago

Ironic

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Smitha 11 years, 8 months ago

Great Post! I am surprised to see such a shot from your place Mike. In my country (India), there are people who even cannot afford a tent... And its sad :(

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 11 years, 8 months ago

Intriguing shot....very interesting capture, Mike. Quite a few homeless people around this area, too. Sad situation....

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lynn 11 years, 8 months ago

Very thought provoking shot...sad that this is reality. WELL DONE!!!!

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 11 years, 8 months ago

yay i am here. i am sorry i have been so busy with iran. love the composition and the nice on the box

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Christa 11 years, 8 months ago

Unfortunately, this is a sad reality and most of them do not even have a tent, they are sleeping in a board paper box in a door opening.

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sami 11 years, 8 months ago

great capture Mike, very well executed

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chris Buchan Jones 11 years, 8 months ago

I agree not so nice but great capture

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 11 years, 8 months ago

I'd like to go along with Cariad's point of view, but in my heart I'm not convinced there's cause for celebration.

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Kate 11 years, 8 months ago

Great post Mike...we place so much value on a home being bricks and mortar...not sure if we can say its sad unless we know the context....we assume that it is sad to be homeless and yes I know in the majority of cases it is...but...if its a choice not to be constrained by convention then maybe its a celebration. Its seen as civilised to live in bricks and mortar but in many travelling cultures the sense of integrity is much more valued than in or bricks and mortar society

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ricardo 11 years, 8 months ago

it is sad!
We also have some homeless..shame on us! :(
We should all have a place we can call home

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brian 11 years, 8 months ago

Well done. It tells a story on its own.

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 8 months ago

;o(
is all I can react ...

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Doris 11 years, 8 months ago

Good contrast between the writing and the poor tent!

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