A person too? The same needs and wants?

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    Does the idea of social photography stand in a modern world that has no concept of altruism? The current financial crisis is stopping people spending money on high fashion, but how about the people who could never afford it?

    See Maslow's Hierarchy of needs, it explains that once the basic requirements of life are met, ie food, water and so on then the next levels are ever improving requirements.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs

    maslow's hierarchy of needs
    Each of us is motivated by needs. Our most basic needs are inborn, having evolved over tens of thousands of years. Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs helps to explain how these needs motivate us all.

    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs states that we must satisfy each need in turn, starting with the first, which deals with the most obvious needs for survival itself.

    Only when the lower order needs of physical and emotional well-being are satisfied are we concerned with the higher order needs of influence and personal development.

    Conversely, if the things that satisfy our lower order needs are swept away, we are no longer concerned about the maintenance of our higher order needs.

    Maslow's original Hierarchy of Needs model was developed between 1943-1954, and first widely published in Motivation and Personality in 1954. At this time the Hierarchy of Needs model comprised five needs. This original version remains for most people the definitive Hierarchy of Needs.

    maslow's hierarchy of needs

    1. Biological and Physiological needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep, etc.

    2. Safety needs - protection from elements, security, order, law, limits, stability, etc.

    3. Belongingness and Love needs - work group, family, affection, relationships, etc.

    4. Esteem needs - self-esteem, achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, managerial responsibility, etc.

    5. Self-Actualization needs - realising personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences.

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    1. chrisweran 65 months ago | reply

      Beautiful picture!

    2. anna_cq [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Great photo :)

    3. bNat! 65 months ago | reply

      good and interesting thought!!
      and perfect image for it!! the compo and the light are great!!

    4. freedog72 65 months ago | reply

      Perfect shot.

    5. ABUELA PINOCHO  65 months ago | reply

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    6. ABUELA PINOCHO  65 months ago | reply

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    7. "Elox" 65 months ago | reply

      This is fantastic !

    8. la cerisaie...de retour 65 months ago | reply

      Truly a remarkable photo. As if begging weren't enough, she's on her knees on those stone stairs -- like a penitent. I can think of hundreds of politicians and CEO's who should be in her place. Here's hoping these bad times will bring simplification and compassion -- that endure.

    9. XAVIER (K & X FOTOGRAFIA) [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called U left me in Awe...(invited images only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Great capture! love how the light is hugging the subject.

    10. MARCO A. DE LA ROSA [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Beautiful, vibrant shot!

    11. Gayle_T 65 months ago | reply

      Oh wow, extremely powerful and thought provoking. Simply amazing.

    12. io747 65 months ago | reply

      touching shot in great colours!

    13. robbie4455 65 months ago | reply

      Powerful shot

    14. Emad AL-Saif 64 months ago | reply

      Great composition !!

    15. Ekler 62 months ago | reply

      this fantastic social work!
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    16. Mexycan 57 months ago | reply

      yes! yes! yes!

    17. linespace 32 months ago | reply

      About Maslow...maybe things are more mixed than in the hierarchy scheme. Beggars do fear for their basic needs being unmet- they do live with a threat to their survival. But maybe it is good to stress that it is not immediately about them actually dying of hunger, but about them living a life of perpetual insecurity and despair- of lack of control. And this kind of life deprives them of the satisfaction of their esteem needs (mastery, independence) and safety needs (security, stability)...while a lot of them are probably very alone.
      So here is how the woman in the picture is a person too... not so unlike the rest of us.

    18. Todd Tyrtle 17 months ago | reply

      Thank you for posting this photo and sharing it under a Creative Commons license. We used it as an illustration on our site, 500 Kindnesses to go with a pledge we received. This project is a charity bike ride where instead of asking for money, we ask our sponsors to pledge acts of kindness for others in the hopes of spreading kindness throughout the world . Last year we rode from Toronto to New York City on a tandem bicycle. Next year we will leave from Mobile, Alabama on another tandem bike and ride home to Toronto along the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route. More about the project is here, and the entry is posted here.

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