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Down and Out by Robyn Carter

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While travelling around the USA 2 years ago, I kept coming across the less lucky. The rescue services were on their way just as I was taking this image. I’ve popped it up into a Photojournalism competition.

The image received Honours – A Grade, Photojournalism.
Featured in: A Street Story
Featured in: Travel & Adventure"
1st equal winner in Travel & Adventure Challenge.
Featured in: Street Photography & Photojournalism

Canon 20D, 18-55mm Lens



  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 3 years ago

    We are all only one event away from this, a very strong photo!

  • Very true .

    – Robyn Carter

  • John  De Bord Photography
    John De Bord ...over 3 years ago

    ouch, he isn’t looking in the best of shape :( So how often do you see something like in NZ?

  • Compared to the USA, very rarely, but we have a social welfare system here so, although there are homeless people, they are usually homeless by choice :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • And you don’t really see them in the cities much at all.

    – Robyn Carter

  • jesika
    jesikaover 3 years ago

    A sad, sad image, he’s one of far too many. We sit at our computers viewing images taken with expensive cameras, warm, snug & cosy – how easily we could fall and join this man.

  • So true Jesika – it would be easy to fall, especially in today’s economical climate.

    – Robyn Carter

  • julie08
    julie08over 3 years ago

    So sad to see – but a great shot :)

  • Thank you Julie

    – Robyn Carter

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 3 years ago

    this is just so sad, not an old man either, this world is a terrible lonely place for some aww,dawnx

  • Yep – sad. Lets hope he got help after the paramedics took hm off.

    – Robyn Carter

  • SunseekerPix
    SunseekerPixover 3 years ago

    I love the logo on the seat.. its like an inscription on a tombstone!

  • Thanks david – it does seem to go well with it :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 3 years ago

    Life is full of many choices that control our destiny.

  • Very true Garth :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 3 years ago

    eesh……….so sad

  • Very sad :(

    – Robyn Carter

  • pauldana
    pauldanaover 2 years ago

    we need photos like this to stay aware … good pj

  • Thanks Paul. I agree totally :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 2 years ago

    very powerful dramtic capture .. life is so cruel

  • Thanks – yes – we’re all one step away from this at any time :)

    – Robyn Carter

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