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Jamaican Homeless - Rich In Talent

by Lexine "TheXpressionnist" Green
(Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica)

Jamaican Homeless Man

Jamaican Homeless Man

Contest Entry #011 - Jamaican Homeless - Rich In Talent

Seldom do we pay attention to the helpless, hungry, raggedly clothed individuals who live on our local streets. We call them mad and mock them but little do we know what unbelievable and amazing talents they possess.

This homeless man quickly gained my attention when I saw him in his little studio on the streets of New Kingston. Hard at work with his crayons, he laid comfortably on the ground completing his work of art.

I went a bit closer to see what exactly his piece was just to find out that there was an admission for his ‘exhibition’. This was his only means of earning money for food. This brought tears to my eyes and without hesitation I offered him the little change I had.

The composition of his abstract piece was produced by lines of all shapes and sizes but in those lines, little gestures and perfectly proportioned faces could be spotted. His artistic talent was remarkable.


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Jan 06, 2013
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REAL ARTIST
by: jilecia

awww....so sad......really gud love d way u presented d piece ur a true artisT sis :)

Jan 06, 2013
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THIS IS DEEP
by: PRINCESS

GREAT PIC THE BLACK AND WHITE MADE IT EXCITING AND DEEP...... MAD THING LEXINE!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 06, 2013
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Tremendous
by: Diane

This photograph made my Sunday afternoon...

Jan 04, 2013
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Touching
by: Chan Campbell

Love the photo and the write-up is really nice

Jan 04, 2013
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Typical Ja'can
by: Nicky

Regardless of our situation we seem to still have confidence in ourselves. He's homeless yet he still does what he does to the best of his ability...however hard or long we always strive for excellence... typical Jamaican

Jan 04, 2013
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The Hidden Talents behind that look
by: Oliivia

that's is so amazing..............if only people really knew what's hidden behind those ragged clothes and dirty faces. well this picture said it all.Luckily, Lexine captured this priceless picture
a moment thats unforgettable

Jan 04, 2013
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Life
by: Sher

pictures can really tell a story...

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love
by: Anonymous

:D woowwww :D <3 <3

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good job
by: latricia

nice

Jan 04, 2013
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no matter where we lay our heads....
by: Anonymous

This was a great idea, because this is soo true no matter where we lay our heads each but because we are Jamaicans....

Jan 04, 2013
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Mad man :)
by: Marsha

The famous "mad man" ...used to run from them wen i was younger... This pic sure does remind me of my childhood in jamaica...

Jan 03, 2013
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:'-)
by: Elaine

This writeup is so touching... Truly brought tears to my eyes. You captured the whole idea so well! True Jamaican talent!

Jan 03, 2013
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Jamaican Homeeless
by: Sam

Giirrrlll those classes at EDNA & all your dedication & natural talent will get u far! i'm proud of u :D

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5 star pic
by: Melissa

coolest guy indeed

Jan 03, 2013
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Talent!
by: Odaine

Guh skillful!

Dec 06, 2012
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HOT SHOT
by: morgan

coolest guy on the block.

Dec 05, 2012
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:)
by: Anonymous

Look how him pose nuh! <3

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Lexine!
by: Kimmy

Yes girl!.. great work! I can proudly say we went to skl together wen i c u on m tv in the future

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The Xpressionist
by: Donnaree Taylor

I feel like crying, u know the good kind of crying

Dec 04, 2012
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Thumbs up
by: Anonymous

Nice perspective :)

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Sad
by: Tash

This is so touching but great photo

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Excellent
by: Brandy

Nice Pic

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Courage
by: Anonymous

Great photo with great meaning

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excellent
by: Daena

so touching.Talent n personality in a pic :)

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Mad pic
by: Tony

I know this homeless man. Always at the bus stops at new kgn.

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Great work
by: Jody

Outstanding work!

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Sad
by: Anonymous

In my Father's house are many mansions

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Priceless
by: Patrick

Priceless photo

Dec 04, 2012
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jamaica
by: chin

this is really a nice pic

Dec 04, 2012
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Very interesting photograph
by: Nickaylia

That definately says Jamaican!

Dec 04, 2012
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Excellent work!
by: Judith

This photo is very deep my dear!

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