"We cloak ourselves in cold indifference to the unnecessary suffering of others - even when we cause it." James Carroll

A beggar counting and re-counting his scarce Rupiah in the wet streets of Madurai..... I am not truly comfortable taking photo´s like this, but I feel it is also a part of India that must be acknowledged. The exteme poverty that exists is not something we may ignore, something we may conveniently shut out.

  • Luisa Cruz 10y

    Another fabolous catch.
  • Mark Strozier 10y

    **ANNE, your titles are incredible.

    Not to mention your images! Stellar.
  • Diogo Melo 10y

    I've been to india too. Took me a while to get used to the beggars.
  • Greg Younger PRO 10y

    A haunting portrait, Anne!
  • Michelle 10y

    Your work speaks volumes, and touches the heart of many, and opens the eyes of us all.Thank you.
  • Jimmy Hemphill PRO 10y

    “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” -- Dorothea Lang

    I believe that a respectful process will always yield a respectful image.

    This is a profoundly respectful image.

    Thank you.
  • Mario 2R's PRO 10y

    You really have to love, understand and respect deeply a country (or a region, or whatever is in steak) to produce images like this...
  • tom stone 10y

    wow. wow. wow.

    awesome shot!

  • Carl 10y

    Jesus! I opened your homepage to be greeted by this and I swear it scared me real good. Great capture!
    You've been to india too, hey? An amazing place with amazing people. I must go through your photo stream.
    (sorry for blaspheming at the beginning)
  • Up The Banner 10y

    "The haves and the have nots"----There but for the grace of God go I.
  • Marte Bonaparte 10y

    Intense series, really great work. Love your titles, makes the images even stronger.
  • N. Mexico PRO 10y

    You are right, Anne, this should not be ignored. This photo tugs at my heartstrings.
  • JPuck 10y

    A respectful image indeed. Fantastic.
  • Kevin Hoogheem PRO 10y

    WOW Great Picture.. Add it to:
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Taken on November 22, 2005
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