Today’s photo contributor was discovered on the web by our venerable publisher, Ned, who liked his stop-motion video of the Bay, posted on Vimeo.

Good stuff, right there.

Photo by Claudio Foquina

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  • Real Talk

    Why take pictures of homeless people? Thats rude.

    • http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/ Ned Berke

      I suppose you would prefer we pretend they don’t exist. 

      “Art is a lie that makes us nearer the truth,” and truths can be mighty uncomfortable.

    • nolastname

      Because it is a part of life be it as it may. A photograph is a journal. Photo-graphers record life and how our world is dealing with the forever change….. good,bad and indifferent. 

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

        Sorry I can’t like this twice. This is exactly why we photograph subjects that make us uncomfortable. The world is both beautiful and unpleasant at once.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      Are you discomforted by this sight? OK, then put that discomfort into some form of action. Do something that might effect a small change in the world.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1053861873 Claudio Foquina

      When we walk with blindfolds we don’t see what’s in front of us and how can we look at our future when we don’t know our past. What’s rude is the scene it self, what you don’t see is the indifference of the people walking by them, that is rude.I made a choice of not having people around them as they are alone in the world and our society just ignores them. And I think that is more rude then me photographing them.

  • Ilan

    Powerful image.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    I’m so glad that Ned has finally achieved recognition for his many years of excellence in journalism. Few people remember the start of Sheepshead Bites many years back as a broadsheet hand printed in various colors of crayons. This will be all be memorialized in the soon to be published 25th anniversary edition. Reserve your copies now.

  • ShadowLock

    hmm… How do you know they are Homeless? Perhaps they are just Tired and catching a few ZZZzzzzZ’s? 

  • Jij116

    Great image, very thought provoking and a very much part of NYC life
    I just love it