Too Busy to Notice. Just A Blur Passing By...

Another kid asking for money. Daily occurrence. The general public has become numb to this type of panhandling. They pass by in a blur...
So true, so sad and wonderfully captured!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Very sad ~ blur is effective here to communicate. So hard sometimes to know what to do. My heart goes out to her...after all she is obviously just a kid. There is a genuine need there ...just complex in how to find what it is and meet it.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Nice capture, sad to see so many young people in dire straights
posted October 22nd, 2010  
It is tough times. I hope the pup is taken care of. He looks like a huge puppy to feed.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
If I don't make eye contact then I can just pass by...
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Nicely capture.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
The blur says it all in this photo. Another exceptional street capture, Constance.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
good shot
posted October 22nd, 2010  
You have used this effect perfectly here to show what is happening in daily life.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Wonder what I would do if I saw my child standing there? Thoughtful shot!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Sad situation.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Great capture!! So true!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
What a poignant statement you've made with your composition in so many ways. I find it interesting that people manage to ignore someone who they can actually see but feel guilty not donating to the floods in Pakistan, or the earthquake in Haiti or Darfur when they are all so far away.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Excellent blur shot you have here, shows how most people live in a blur. So sad.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
it shows you that people rarely see what is under their noses...grea shot and caption
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Great shot Constance, and so sad.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Excellent storytelling with this!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Isn't that always the case? This is a huge social statement--very powerful. It needs to be a poster on the street
posted October 22nd, 2010  
I love your focus in this, great shot and some excellent photojournalism.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Wow Constance this is so powerful. Excellent execution and story.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Great capture, I like your title.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
This is a really good picture that really captures the feeling of this homeless kid with blurry people walking by trying not to notice, even as her sign says "please try to care"...I'm just as guilty of being one of the blurry people as everyone else. This picture is very striking to me.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
nice take on the thme , nice motion blurr... thanks also for your comment constance ... =)
posted October 22nd, 2010  
I agree with Josh. You are so good at capturing emotion. However, I don't feel bad for not giving money to panhandlers because they are sometimes on every corner. It makes no sense to give everything I have and then go home and have nothing for my family. We give regularly to organizations that can help these people and I tell them I give to the places that can help you the most. So, I may be just a blur passing by them but I do care and do what I can in other ways.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
@dmortega Thanks for your comment. I agree with wanting to help this situation through long term change for a majority of homeless. Talking to some people, they feel that some of the panhandlers have chosen this for a living and they , the blur passing by, have chosen not to support this lifestyle. Very interesting perspective. I am thinking about doing a short documentary film on this. Again I really appreciate your perspective.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
@seattle --- Constance, some people do choose this as a means to earn a living and yes those that give them money are not only supporting the lifestyle, they are paying them to stand there and panhandle. There are corners that are more profitable and I've seen these people fighting over who's turn it is to stand there. It's tainted the whole issue for a lot of people. So, the safest and most direct help we can give is to support the organizations that help them and point those people to those organizations.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
great street shot and entry for the theme, constance....the subject matter is sad, though.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Great theme shot but it is so sad x
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Great use of the blur to make a point.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
this is a really ad photo! but nice capture
posted October 23rd, 2010  
What a poignant shot, I like your title and it's true. I like to think I am a caring sharing sort of person but these folk I'm afraid often have a bad reputation so we don't give.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Kudos to you seeing this shot. Its just wrong that anyone is homeless or hungry in this day and age :-(
posted October 24th, 2010  
great shot! very powerful, i like that you've used the theme to really tell a story in this photo
posted October 25th, 2010  
You managed to capture the way people travel throughout their daily routine oblivious of everybody and everything - each in their own worlds. Its a sad testimony to modern life.
posted November 2nd, 2010  
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