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Men Smiling Photos

Peace begins with a smile.. Mother Teresa Livelihood is the epicenter of human struggle, and despite their pain, these men took a moment to be happy. Might have been a joke I cracked or something someone said. Some of these portraits make me smile and weep at the same time. Makes me weep because I […]

December 17, 2019

Man Smiling Photo: Old African man smiling at the camera. Ninety percent of the employed population 15 years and older in Ghana are in the informal sector, with 14% of those above the age of 55 in urban areas. More than half of the world's extreme poor live in Sub-Sahara Africa, with over 40 countries in the sub-region having the highest poverty rates in the world. Old age poverty in countries such as Ghana and Kenya are more pronounced due to inadequate social protection. © 2019 Muntaka Chasant

Peace begins with a smile.. Mother Teresa Livelihood is the epicenter of human struggle, and despite their pain, these men took a moment to be happy. Might have been a joke I cracked or something someone said. Some of these portraits make me smile and weep at the same time. Makes me weep because I […]

Peace begins with a smile..

Mother Teresa

Livelihood is the epicenter of human struggle, and despite their pain, these men took a moment to be happy. Might have been a joke I cracked or something someone said.

Some of these portraits make me smile and weep at the same time.

Makes me weep because I may never be able to capture these same honest smile from them ever again.

Happy because I captured these for posterity.

The depth of the human suffering I attempted to capture in some of these portraits and others around muntaka.com makes me confronts questions of meaning, such as: are the meanings of human existence embodied in human suffering?

Enjoy these portraits of struggling urban men in good health.

Also Check Out the Gallery Below

Agbogbloshie slum children playing in sawdust. Captured at Agbogbloshie, Ghana. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

Slum Children Play in Sawdust

See Sodom and Gomorrah (Agbogbloshie) slum youngsters play in sawdust.

Bonus

A young urban woman smile at the camera and a young man having a good laugh.

Leave your comment below and let me know what you think about these smiling urban men.

© 2020 Muntaka Chasant

Comments (2):

  1. Abdallah

    February 24, 2020at 2:28 am

    These are beautiful pictures and truly capture the moments.

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