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We visited a Masai village in Kenya. This poor man was wandering around, very troubled. Some of the people in our group implied scornfully that he was drunk. When I asked about him I was told that he had mental difficulties and the rest of the tribe looked after him. He seemed so upset, it was sad. And sad too for people to automatically jump to the conclusion that he was drunk…

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  • Barbara Sparhawk
    Barbara Sparhawkalmost 7 years ago

    A mask like face, the eyes have stopped seeing. It’s a wonderful portrait and very touching.

  • ApeArt
    ApeArtalmost 7 years ago

    thank you Barbara

  • fotobahn
    fotobahnalmost 7 years ago

    What a great shot….and so many stories those eyes can tell you! shame on what the world has turned into!

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 7 years ago

    Great portrait

  • ApeArt
    ApeArtalmost 7 years ago

    thanks antanas

  • avionz
    avionzalmost 7 years ago

    What a stunning portrait. I love your work.

  • Despot
    Despotalmost 7 years ago

    What a great shot. It is so sad how “Good” people are so damn quck to judge and dismiss others. Instead of embracing and understanding. They seem to be the same kind of folks that follow the idiot Bush!

  • ApeArt
    ApeArtalmost 7 years ago

    thank you so much avionz

  • ApeArt
    ApeArtalmost 7 years ago

    thanks Despot

  • pryere
    pryerealmost 7 years ago

    A piece of photo journalism aswell Jane. I have never seen a brow so furrowed, stunning shot. It is also very interesting to read the back story, Mental illness touches almost everyone in one way or another. I have seen that same blank expression on faces many times on my travels, mostly in London, but in other cities aswell.

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