Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30
Location: Rpoppong Tokyo
Galleries: Candid, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2009
|The title just occurred to me as an after thought. there are no barbarians, but we want them, need them, to exist. Thats what I had gotten out of the poem.
Just as many commenters believed, this is not what it seems. It was after a night of drinking and hanging out with the crowd of businessmen, that one of them passed out as we were leaving the izakaya.
I was inspired for the editing by some old photos of assassinated mafiosos and politicians in Sicilian newspapers. like this.
Thanks everyone for the comments, and i will comment on all the entries posthumously
A shocking human interest commentary piece.
OMG, we're the BARBARIANS!!!
I had to look up the poem... thanks and thanks again.
I did not know Cavafy. In all likelihood, he don't know me either.
This is an interesting photograph. His shoes are very clean.
read the poem. wow, what a poem.
this is incredibly disturbing.
To its favor, this is not a shot you're likely to run into very often on this site. An intriguing WTF shot.
I don't think this image is what it appears to be.
this gruesome image brings to mind the reporting style of Weegee and his speed graphic blast of flash technique for numerous witnessing of unthinkable accidents and shootings.
I also immediately twigged on Cavafy. How the heck many of us are there in DPC that even know his name? I'm impressed that 2 of the previous 4 commenters are obviously familiar with his work.
Excellent example of title and image working together in a necessary synergy. Powerful image, more than a little disturbing. Well done.
And is this "what shall become of us without any barbarians"? - Cavafy came to mind immediately. Thought this was Iraklis's, a kind of final horrible despair, as the "Senators sit and pass no laws."
I am just positive there is a story behind this. I hope you will tell us more when the challenge is finished.
The processing adds to the severity. Is your title a reference to the Cavafy poem? (Posthumous, have you read his work at all? I think it is fantastic, and not just because he's Greek : )
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