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Ted Szukalski

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Drunk

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This photograph of a drunk, homeless man may put you in a very uncomfortable position. I was not sure if I should take the photograph in the first place but in the end decided to “cover” his eyes for some anonymity.

What compelled me to take this photograph is a dilemma facing many people, who feel for the homeless and their plea for help. It is not unusual to see them with a simple sign “I’m hungry”. So, many people will drop that silver or gold coin into their box.

Many homeless will buy food, but even more will do what this man did – buy alcohol and get totally drunk. Often I see a whole group of them around railway station with the beer bottles in their hands.

I think the money would be better spend if people would donate them to charities, which look after the homeless. At least then you know some good will come out of it.

  • Kate

    Good photo of what’s really going on in our world. This man no doubt had a life before homelessness. No one is immune from that possibility; therefore I’m glad you spared him with the “eye cover”. The guy may not have any more new chances at regaining his life. Hence, the drinking problem. Perhaps he’s lost everything, for whatever reason. [TS:edited content too disturbing for unrestricted site] Maybe at some of the charities where he could’ve received food and shelter would be at a high cost of surrendering to a lot of people who wish to be in control of others lives. Just some food for thought. 🙂

  • Kate

    Good photo of what’s really going on in our world. This man no doubt had a life before homelessness. No one is immune from that possibility; therefore I’m glad you spared him with the “eye cover”. The guy may not have any more new chances at regaining his life. Hence, the drinking problem. Perhaps he’s lost everything, for whatever reason. [TS:edited content too disturbing for unrestricted site] Maybe at some of the charities where he could’ve received food and shelter would be at a high cost of surrendering to a lot of people who wish to be in control of others lives. Just some food for thought. 🙂