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Smiling Men

Peace begins with a smile.. Mother Teresa Livelihood is the epicenter of human struggle, and despite their pain, these men found 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

December 17, 2019

14 Min read time

#half Smiling Man Portrait. © 2019 Muntaka Chasant

Peace begins with a smile.. Mother Teresa Livelihood is the epicenter of human struggle, and despite their pain, these men found 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 found 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.


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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 ebodied in human suffering?

Enjoy these portraits of struggling urban men in good health.

Bonus

A young urban woman smile to 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.

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December 17, 2019

14 Min read time

Comments (2):

  1. Abdallah

    February 24, 2020at 2:28 am

    These are beautiful pictures and truly capture the moments.

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