Category: Street.

Photograph: “Isolation” by kawartistic (username “kawartistic” on Flickr).

Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr community right here.

Why I picked this image: 

I like how kawartistic managed to tell a story in this one street image. An old lady that walks hunched over alone in an old run down and deserted back alley. The image gives me the feeling of loneliness, isolation and poverty. And this describes to me a reality that we face in today’s world with an aging population and thus gives this image also a documentary character.

I do see however a bit of hope in this image, too. After all the old lady is still up and going to do her daily chores and the two new mailboxes in the background may be a sign that this scene is not as deserted and lonely as it first seemed.


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