Picturing pain

November 21, 2009

Empathy is not always an easy emotion to bring out in viewers but this picture from Farzana Hossen of a woman reacting to a fire that destroyed her home in a slum in Bangladesh certainly brought it out in me. Farzana’s use of black and white seems to emphasis the woman’s face and grief.

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Farzana has captured her expressions very well.

Posted by Tuhin Subhra Dey | Report as abusive
 

It is a picture which evokes the emotion. Really fantastic!!!! Keep it up!!!

 

Why are the pictures chosen by the editors mostly negative/It is obvious that all published materials influence the public’s moods… the idea of truth and fair and balanced comes to mind, otherwise the editors are exposing their agendas not the truth or the public.

 

That picture shows the harsh reality of how we live in the world. This woman and that conditions under which she lives would never have entered the minds of most Westerners. Out of sight, out of mind.While most of us are trying to figure out how to load the Christmas tree with stuff, the woman in the picture might be trying to figure out how she’s going to eat today.It’s not that we should feel guilty for living well. But do have a responsibility to be appreciative of what we have, and also to help those in need how ever we can.That picture represents how the vast majority of people live in this world. It is a reminder that we in the West need to use what we have to solve the problems that cause this woman and others like her to live the way they do. We have the power. But we don’t have the will.And unless we develop the will and act upon it, we will loose the power we have as well.http://www.theendofpoverty.com/We are not animals and we should not be content to live as such.

 

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