Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

“There is one thing the photograph must contain: the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.” (Robert Frank, photographer)

Humanity and knowledge. This crowd on the steps of the promenade, at Riva deli Schiavoni, is a mix of all nationalities, people of every culture, every shape, color, and size, satisfying the strong human desire to see new places and learn new things. In Venice, Italy. _DSC1410

Humanity and Sports. Nothing brings humans together like the love of sports. On these occasions, the world becomes small, nations forget their grievances, and humanity is at peace for a set period of time. At the 2014 World Cup, Brazil._DSC0470

Humanity and Resilience (I). She’s homeless, but she hasn’t lost her dignity. She sets her desk at the park and writes. In Santa Monica, CA. _DSC0485

Humanity and Resilience II. Regardless of their economic and social challenges, these Malian women, most of them mothers, dressed in colorful outfits and kept a dignified air about them, greeting important visitors to their village.IMG_1888

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Travel Theme: World Cups

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is World Cups, so as one might expect, this Brazilian football fan immediately associated it with one of the greatest sports events in the world: FIFA’s World Cup. The tournament, which happens every four years in June/July, is being hosted by Brazil this time around, and I am here enjoying the excitement and agony of the thirty-two participating national teams and their adoring fans. As the tournament reaches its half point, sixteen teams have been eliminated and the remaining sixteen are going through the knockout phase, with nail-biting matches happening every day. The excitement is only beginning! So, what else could my take on the “World Cups” theme be?

And it is a rather biased one, I’m afraid!