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June 15
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Jun 14, 2014, 1:36:35 PM
GIMP 2.8.10
London Homless 061427 by meriwani London Homless 061427 by meriwani
London Homeless, Central London, UK

Photograph of a homeless young man in central London. He reads an article in the paper, entitled “Call for jihad”. Next to him, there is a poster, commercial for a holiday which costs thousands of pounds. The photograph captures contrast in today’s life. It is a political statement, highlighting inequality in the society.  The photograph claims that it is unclear whether the ‘Call for jihad’ is against social inequality or whether it is a call by radical religious groups. 

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Given 2014-07-11
The suggester said: "The contrast between the poster and the man speaks volumes in itself, not to mention the title of the newspaper the man has. This piece is one of those perfectly timed shots."

London Homless 061427 by meriwani ( Suggested by SolidMars and Featured by 3wyl )

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Meadowknight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
This is just one of the many results of the evil in the world :(...mainly committed by the satanic sociopaths in places of power (crap sure does float!). People viewing this, pray for this poor guy, and so many others like him. On the bright side I think it's evident Christ's return may be not too far off. God is long suffering though, and giving everyone a chance to seek Him. God bless, and thanks for posting this.....very well done, as sad as it is to see. This is good though because awareness needs to be raised. Things are crazy over here in the US with Ohbummer running things (freaking tyrant), and I know they are not much better for you brits :(....but there's more to the big picture than we can see.
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD, it's such a beautiful shot! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
meriwani Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for your kind words.
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :love: by CookiemagiK
CorpusVermis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful photo, but London has very well kept homeless people, apparently. Nice jeans, nice shirt, nice haircut with highlights. Those Rolo and Caramello drinks are around $3 a pop too.
DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Writer
One comment I often hear about homeless people is that if they "bought a suit and got a job" they'd be able to pull themselves out of the gutter. If they can also be condemned for looking well kept, I'm not sure what they're supposed to do.
CorpusVermis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not condemning him. He generally looks better than my cities homeless, which is saying that maybe the missions in London that help homeless people REALLY help them. Don't make snap judgments, hmm?
DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   Writer
When someone says something along the lines of "beautiful photo, but..." it's usually assumed that the thing that follows is negative. The photo is beautiful, but you take issue with something pictured. Naturally I'm glad to hear that's not the case, but I don't believe my misunderstanding was down to a "snap judgement."
Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
How...? This looks like a painting?
Ahrenim Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh men, very realistic, I would say enough realistic. It´s a very sad pic, but at the same time is beautiful.
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