Uploaded: February 09, 2009 03:45:16


I was walking in the street of Iloilo City, Philippines when I saw this child sitting beside the street, begging for food and money. Took some photos of her and gave money after. She is a native people of the mountain area nearby.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 10/300 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Tatiana Simao February 10, 2009

Very strong image Arman!! The reality is sad, but a beautiful image though! #1081734

William F. Clair February 10, 2009

Powerful. #7149710

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe February 10, 2009

Powerful and heartbreaking! #7149808

Mitch Spence level-classic February 10, 2009

There really are no words, Arman. What you've done here says everything there is to say. #7149981

Danielle M. Schamer February 10, 2009

amazing. #7150917

Arman E. Barbuco February 10, 2009

Tatiana, thank you very much, It sad to see but reality bites..

William, thank you too.

Teresa , thanks a lot..

Mitch, It's hard to describe in word but the photo will show you.

Danielle, thanks... #7151401

M.Christine Duncan February 11, 2009

Arman... your best work yet my friend. Strong with emotion and drama, it represents so many suffering children around the world. #7153887

Arman E. Barbuco February 11, 2009

Christine, thank you very much my friend.... #7155516

Jean Lechleiter level-classic February 12, 2009

What a compelling image,just so sad. Well captured Arman #7159669

Arman E. Barbuco February 13, 2009

Jean, thank you so much. It's sad but true. #7162642

Destiny D. Seelatsee February 26, 2009

oh my! what a powerful image!! #7218766

Arman E. Barbuco February 26, 2009

Destiny , thank you very much..Sad photo but it's a reality. #7219107

Joan E. Hoffman March 25, 2009

Congrats of the finalist Arman!

This is heartwrenchingly stunning work! Well done my friend! #7329566

Arman E. Barbuco March 25, 2009

Joan H, thank you very much...... #7331586

M.Christine Duncan March 26, 2009

CONGRATS on this finalist Arman, from myself and all of us at the DRU Club!!! This really is a powerful image friend! #7335091

Christine Lobsinger level-classic March 27, 2009

A HuGE CONGRATS on your Winner here Arman!! Excellent Work!!

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 27, 2009

A powerful winner here!
Congratulations! #7339287

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 27, 2009

Congratulations on this awesome gold winner Arman! Very touching capture!

jo ann c. #7339957

Rhonda Burger March 27, 2009

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
Rhonda #7340956

M.Christine Duncan March 28, 2009

Congrats Arman!!! A wonderful 2nd place winner... all of us at DRU Club salute you my friend!!! #7345362

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 28, 2009

Amazing capture Arman, so emotional! Congratulations on your win! #7346688

Jean Lechleiter level-classic March 29, 2009

Arman this deserves a first but let's be content with 2nd place! Huge congratulations ! ! ! #7349512

Arman E. Barbuco March 29, 2009

Christine D., Christine L., Lisa B., JO ANN C., Rhonda B., Christine D., Donna P., Jean L. - thank you very much to all of you guys. Iam contended with what the BP gave me. This is a very special birthday gift for me. Iam happy to have this gold on this photo.. #7350634

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 01, 2009

CONGRATS. on getting Golden

Usman. #7358421

Arman E. Barbuco April 01, 2009

Usman, thank you very much... #7361917

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 02, 2009

Congratulations Arman on your Win!!!

Dominick #7362636

Elida Gutierrez April 02, 2009


"Cup Full of Daisies"

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"February Winners"



Arman E. Barbuco April 02, 2009

Dominick - Thank you very much.

Elida - Thank you too... #7365739

Aurelia Ruiz April 06, 2009

Arman...I have been betterphoto member for just about 8 years. This shot is by far the most compelling and emotional image I have seen. This deserves the top spot in the contest.

Its heart-breaking and makes you stop and think. #7378839

Arman E. Barbuco April 06, 2009

Aurelia - thank you very much for the such a comment. You can see a lot of these kind all over the world, we just need to let others know that there are more people that are suffering. And we should be thankful on what we have right now and what we are getting. #7379647

Jojie F. Alcantara April 07, 2009

Congratulations on a deserving win, kabayan. :-) #7380496

Arman E. Barbuco April 08, 2009

Jojie, - thank you very much kabayan.. #7385295

Alex Ermolin September 15, 2010

Wow! Someone said once "We photographers do not change the world. We just show the world why it needs to change". This was exactly about works like this one. Bravo! #8906679

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