The Human Condition

Challenge series hosted by funnelwebmaster. Challenges start on Sundays.
Depicting the various elements of Humanity's current state - the good, the bad, the indifferent.
Finished (6 challenges)
Entries: 148
Winners announced: 22nd August, 2010 GMT
Winner: CSC_0150
No Nudity.
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 2nd May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Santa Fe dreaming
This is a challenge limited to photos taken in the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Astonish us with your image showcasing the uniqueness of the City Different - art, food, architecture, history, cultural diversity. As they say, the light up there (Santa Fe is at an elevation of 7,500 feet) really *is* different.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 7th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Sound of Senegal
Drummers playing the drums - that's what this is about. Flailing arms, intense expressions, blurred cymbals, frozen action - feel the rhythm, eat to the beat, bang on a can. Drummers provide the life-force of music no matter what part of the world they hail from. We want to see them here. But it ain't that simple: there are rules you must follow. See them below. And study my example. ...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 17th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: The Captain
People on the streets. Many of them lead difficult, demanding lives, and it shows in their eyes, on their faces, their wrinkles, their smiles, their gaze. They might be old, they might just look old. Weather-beaten, tired, physically stressed. Yet they are dignified, proud, and (usually) strong. Show us their portrait, taken on their home turf, the Mean Streets.
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 20th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Attraction
It is often said that we humans seek out the company of those with characteristics quite unlike our own. Whether physically (in appearance or maybe age), emotionally or in other ways, opposites often do seem to attract each other. In this challenge we are seeking photos that convey this social phenomenon. Your submission should demonstrate some sort of polarity between two people and...
Entries: 96
Winners announced: 6th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Happy Birthday I'm 36
From the on-line Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Dystopia: 1 : an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives. 2 : anti-utopia. Think of modern parallels to George Orwell's "1984," Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World," and Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451." How has modern technology, culture, science, civilization, globalization, etc. overlooked and perhaps even dehumanized...