Newspaper editorial: Poverty

Challenge #21 in the The Art Director series. Hosted by jezsik.
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The client is a Western newspaper doing a feature on poverty. They seek a suitable B&W image to illustrate the story. Since the article is not about third-world poverty, they do not want images of mud huts, hand plowing, aid packages, etc., but of "civilized" poverty. The image must be bold and grab the attention of the readers, drawing them to the story. People in the image must not be recognizable.
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This young man came to Athens GR from his eastern country, hoping to find a better life with safety and an decent job. Instead, he is facing a hard life and begging (though trying not to show face), is the only way to earn his living.
Submitted: Sunday, 29th May, 2011 09:40 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 19th November, 2010
Focal length: 24 mm
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 250
Notes: Hand held shot from a close distance.
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