Rubbish collectors Vietnam

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  1. deja vu

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    Vietnam 2006 - Ho chi minh city / black river

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    Wow, those are some awesome shots. I can't even pick a favorite, they are all pretty great. The only downside to a few of them is that the people depicted are smiling. When I think of someone collecting rubbish, I think of someone that is sad and/or angry, not someone smiling. The happiness in some of these shots sort of takes away from the meaning I tried to pull from the shots. Great shots though, seriously, great stuff.
     
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    Awesome shots once again. I don't think the smile takes anything away. They don't need to be sad or angry just because they are collecting trash. It's an honest living.
     
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    I loved them overall. Great stuff, although I thought the diagonal framing in a couple of them were distracting (4 and 6 primarily. 3 was "iffy"). It looked like you were cropping to the shape of their hats.
     
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    I'm surprised that you got to photograph their faces. I remember seeing a presentation by a college professor about Vietnamese trash collectors and none of them would agree to have their faces uncovered because of the shame associated with their lives...
     
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    the point of photojournalism, as i understand it, is to reveal truth, not to enforce stereotypes. if the people are smiling, then i say take pictures of it. great shots.
     
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    I really like the third shot.
     
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    I only wish more PJ's works with that understanding and not to enforce their agendas.

    Nice work, I like them all, but the diagonals are a slight distraction. OK for artsy type shots, but look a little out of place here as this looks like a straight PJ photo set. Overall, good work. Please post more.
     
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    Awesome!! Showing the life of people really well
     
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    thx a lot for ur comments guys...

    U know, i did not just go there for a few hours. I spent a lot of time with this 2 women - until they trusted me and opend their life for me as an outstanding man.
    the 4th picture in b/w where she's smiling is taken during she watched the photos which I took from her.
     

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