Entry Title: "The Outsider"
Name: Martin Buzora , Canada
Category and Expertise: Personality|War/Conflict|Portrait|Other_P|Portrait_P|Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional


Entry Description: This photograph is the result of one of those rare moments in life when the subject of your photo seems to be the direct product of his or her environment. I was walking around Toronto one evening when this troubled man walked right across my field of view in front of a wall of graffiti. As soon as I noticed him I could already see the photo. All I had to do was go through the motions of calling out to him and convincing him to let me take his photo. The rest was history.

Story: This photograph is the result of one of those rare moments in life when the subject of your photo seems to be the direct product of his or her environment. I was walking around Toronto one evening when this troubled man walked right across my field of view in front of a wall of graffiti. As soon as I noticed him I could already see the photo. All I had to do was go through the motions of calling out to him and convincing him to let me take his photo. The rest was history. He was a homeless man who had just walked out of a hospital after having severely beaten the night before in a park. We often equate such images to trouble third-world nations, but I believe it's important to remind ourselves that there are invisible wars fought every day right on our doorsteps.

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