Week 10 - Abandoned

by Trinicia Perch March. 10, 2020 280 views

Here is the image I chose to post this past week on www.52frames.com.

As I was thinking about the weeks theme I was trying to think of all the places in my area that I could find abandoned buildings. I know there is a home in my neighborhood, maybe the Brooklyn Navy Yard or even the Red Hook Grain Terminal (I really wanted a good shot of that building).

On my daily commute into work I came across this scene and instantly new I was looking at this wrong. Abandoned when used as a verb means cease to support or look after someone; to desert. I see this sort of scene everyday!

This photo makes me sad, angry and hopeless. What can we do to make a change?

I only took two shots. I feel the top one works with all the people walking by or standing round on their phones. How are we able to just ignore what is happening around us?

Here is the second shot, actually it's the first shot I took. I was zoomed in for it. I don't think it showed the emotion I was looking for so I zoomed out and waited a few minutes to see if I can get people walking by.

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Rachele Schneekloth 9 months, 3 weeks ago

People become numb to the misery and lonliness and need around them. Let's take photos and remind them! thank you for sharing this.

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Gone Fishing Without A Pole 1 year, 1 month ago

Revealing and very touching images- poverty and strife have been a part of the human plight since the beginning. When I see a mountain to climb I start with one step. Start with the one in the photo. Did anyone help her? Lets also celebrate those people who do care and have gratitude.

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Benny Law 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks for drawing attention to this problem with your photo. It is sad to see so many "abandoned" people in a well developed country in the western world, and even more sad that they have become pretty much invisible to others.

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 1 month ago

I love how you interpreted the human/relationship aspect of this theme! But agree, it is hard not to feel hopeless about how blind we can be to the need and suffering around us. Such a powerful photo, thank you for sharing it.

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