Interacting with the local street people, many interesting conversations have arisen. Every time I look at this image, I remember the conversation I had with a young street kid. The question she asked me was slightly disturbing, and although it may have been a bit insensitive, she did touch on some important issues.
“How do you treat a human who has no human qualities left?”
This photo was taking on the streets of Vancouver of a women who was having a drug related breakdown. The situation resulted in her being restrained and taken away by an ambulance. Tied down like an animal, she continued to mindlessly scream curses at the people who were only trying to help her.
Obviously we should have compassion in these situations, but more than anything, it makes me wonder what conditions brought her to this point. Why did things get so bad? Was there anyone there to support her, and what are we doing as a society to combat these issues before they occur?
From: Will Winter, All Rights Reserved
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Equipment Used: Nikon D700 w/ 70-200mm @F3.5