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Fire, Tires, and Poverty by vinnymack Fire, Tires, and Poverty by vinnymack
By Vincent T Joachim
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In March 1999, gas prices doubled in Ecuador and mass protest erupted throughout the country as a result. The citizens employed a successful protest technique by digging trenches in the road and lighting tires on fire. It brought the countries economy to a standstill and the govenment was forced to compromise.

This scene shows street kids in the middle of the chaos.

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Given 2010-06-08
Suggester says,"I'm really touched when the artist said, 'This scene shows street kids in the middle of the chaos.' It's really a shame that some kids are seeing this kind of situations right before their eyes and innocence. Children play a very important role in building our future so we need to take good care of them too."
Fire, Tires, and Poverty by ~vinnymack

[Photojournalism / Natural Events]
( Suggested by jcroxas and Featured by Timothy-Sim )
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Guardian54 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
“Always the innocent are the first victims. So it has been for ages past, so it is now.” -Ronan, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone-
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calistapowell Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I am doing a school project on the topic of "lost voices" for my university class and am required to make a digital story using photos as long as I am able to gain permission. Would you allow me to use this photo?
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:iconvinnymack:
vinnymack Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yes you cna. But it's probably 2 late. I don't check deviant art to often anymore...Maybe I shall return.
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:iconpasywna:
Pasywna Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
So eloquent... Poor kids, have to watch this all happening. Love the shot.
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:iconfaresfrancis:
faresfrancis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Lebanese Children's Foundation always concern about our children around the world.
www.lebanesechildrenfoundation.org
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Great work. Congratulations to the DD. :clap:
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:iconleonius:
leonius Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hi
I represent a CSR-related non profit organization. We would love to use this photograph on our website, and would like to have your permission.
The photograph would not be used for any commercial purposes, as our organization only connects community workers and is run by voluntary workers as well.
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:iconvinnymack:
vinnymack Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
I haven't logged on in a long time. Please provide more info such as website etc to my inbox. Thanks.
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:iconenemaceruleo2:
enemaceruleo2 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
bonita foto mucha catarsis
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Congratilations on the DD:heart:
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:iconvinnymack:
vinnymack Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks I haven't logged on in a long time. I'm happy this picture was featured :)
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
no, problem:))
Keep it up:heart:
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:iconneighborjohn:
NeighborJohn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, my friend.
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:iconkaicastle:
kaicastle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
gee poor little ones exposed to this kinds of chaos..
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:iconheartfur1:
Heartfur1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
:cry: I don't know why this just seems sad.............poor kids.............(but I likez the pic anyways)
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:iconladykarecha:
Ladykarecha Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Artist
I wouldn't say this is a natural event
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:iconphotofolf:
PhotoFolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Why it took 6 years for this shot to get any sort of recognition astounds me.
But, it has it now, and it is one great shot. : )
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totallyunmotivated Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This captures so much. Very well done :D
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:iconkarionspidle:
KarionSpidle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
this one deserves a pulitzer
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:iconsoulxmonkey:
SoulxMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't the Pulitzer Prize awarded for outstanding literature?
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:iconkarionspidle:
KarionSpidle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
i think they have several categories, including photograpy, but i might be wrong
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SoulxMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, well in that case, I've got no idea.
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:iconkarionspidle:
KarionSpidle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
yep just checked it, they have like 20 including 2 photography categories :)
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:iconsoulxmonkey:
SoulxMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, you win! ^^;
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:iconkarionspidle:
KarionSpidle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
it was a competition ?
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:iconsoulxmonkey:
SoulxMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uhuh! :D
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:iconclippys:
clippys Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
beautiful work
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:icongothphsychogirl:
GothPhsychoGirl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
poor children
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:iconseonel:
Seonel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
OMG!!
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:iconlehoainamvn:
lehoainamvn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
oh no... so touched picture..
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:iconbabydrifter:
babydrifter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
amazing sho here mate well done
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dirtbiker715 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Have those kids been playing with fire a little too much?
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:iconhalighhaligh:
HalighHaligh Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Wow, this is intense. Those poor kids.
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:iconnankaimo:
Nankaimo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This is amazing im glad there is somebody out there willing to point out worldly issues =D awsome job!
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:iconkhizarmalik:
khizarmalik Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
wow.
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:iconcharlesratteray:
CHARLESRATTERAY Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome shot!
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Kinotsune Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks a bit like a barrier too between the grown ups on the one side and the children on the other side
whatever we do wrong, children are always the once suffering... it is a shame how little most people seem to care...
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Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student General Artist
sadness
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:iconherm43506:
herm43506 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
What a sharp contrast to what is going on in that country at that time and the chaos that is erupting around them. Amazing!
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rainbowflyinglizard Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really disturbing fact, that children were in the way of this.
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
very nice composition good shot.
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aloksinha4u Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
......
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:iconclippys:
clippys Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
good stuff
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:iconsunnychan89:
SunnyChan89 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
..Wow.
Really touching.
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:iconahtibat:
ahtibat Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Very touching. Brought tears to my eyes. I have 3 children and I can't imagine how it must feel as a parent to see your kids going through that. The child on the left even looks like my son.

Thanks for this amazing capture.
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:iconvinnymack:
vinnymack Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I'm glad you like the photo. There is a lot of emotion in this picture. I haven't logged on in months and I am pleased to see this photo featured :)
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ahtibat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
You're very welcome. Well deserved :)
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DSoul13 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me want to be there for the kids... hug them, say it's going to be alright... I felt sad that I couldn't do that. It hurts that I just have to sit back and look at this picture, know I cannot do anything for anyone in the scene.

It is a very good picture.
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:iconvinnymack:
vinnymack Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks. The real sad part is that is there backyard. They have no parents...I just logged on after months away.
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:icondsoul13:
DSoul13 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... And Ya... I just did the same thing, but kinda like weeks away.
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