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2011 International Photography Awards, The USA | Honorable mention

In 2009, I was staying in a hotel nearby a small rural town on the south of Turkey. During my stay, I saw those kids everyday playing streetball on that empty and unused parking lot around an old basketball hoop that somebody put together for them. As far as I could understand, they were at school age, but none of them seemed to go to school. I was seeing them outside playing all day long. And after their game was over, the mother of the child with the wheelchair would come and take him back home. That was their routine. Seeing children just enjoying their time together regardless of the differences between them was something that is hard to see with people today.

My website: www.ilkergoksen.com

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Comments

  • TequilaPhoto
    TequilaPhotoover 4 years ago

    i love this ~
    awesome work

  • thank you

    – Ilker Goksen

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickiover 4 years ago

    Great candid shot!

  • thank you

    – Ilker Goksen

  • DNapolitano
    DNapolitanoover 4 years ago

    great work

  • thank you

    – Ilker Goksen

  • Di Dowsett
    Di Dowsettover 4 years ago

    wonderful shot!
    xx

  • thank you

    – Ilker Goksen

  • JudyBJ
    JudyBJover 4 years ago

    wonderful and emotive shot

  • thank you

    – Ilker Goksen

  • Bernie Stronner
    Bernie Stronnerabout 4 years ago

    This is a great image, for sure. Would you be interested insubmitting to the From the heart group? We are also running a challenge that this image would go well in "The Heart of Disabilites (people only) ":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/from-the-heart/... cheers..Bernie

  • thank you for letting me know about the group and challenge.

    – Ilker Goksen

  • Debby1
    Debby1about 4 years ago

    Congrats!….What a wonderful photo…:)

  • thank you

    – Ilker Goksen

  • moyo
    moyoabout 4 years ago

    great candid and social observation

  • thank you

    – Ilker Goksen

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image, love the b/w!

  • thank you

    – Ilker Goksen

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrabout 4 years ago

    great image!!! It reminds me of the movie My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown. And I am proud to say I knew him and he had tea in my house.:)

  • thank you for the comment Declan

    – Ilker Goksen

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