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OLYMPUS CORPORATION
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Sep 9, 2006, 9:31:09 AM
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weathered by VaggelisFragiadakis weathered by VaggelisFragiadakis
I thought I knew all of the old people of this tiny village, but one day as I wandered through with my camera, I met a lady tending the plants outside the church.  After a shy greeting, she told me a little of her hard life, with acceptance and without complaints.  She only had one remaining wish she said: that she have a photograph that her children could place on her gravesite when the time came.  

She asked me how much I charge; I told her nothing and offered to take her picture.  I didn't expect her overwhelming appreciation-- she rushed to find her husband, even sent him to shave, so he could also be photographed.  When I returned a few days later with a simple gift of the framed prints her eyes welled up.  Now she will not be forgotten... 
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toleratingtentacles Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
wonderful piece and story, bravo!
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
amazing photo!!!
but ugh, the beard... :fear:
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kennyc Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Good for you! And another excellent portrait!
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Nightlyre Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really amazing photograph, and the story makes it all the more fascinating.
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   General Artist
wonderful work
and a lovely woman
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ciruelitaspasas Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
What a good picture! :aww:
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LadySleep Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
this is very touching, the picture as well as the story! great work!
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TabeaBorchardt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
amazing portrait! i think these old people should be more often the famous models. they have character. storys in there eyes. great work!
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leannna Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
:heart: :D
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
I appreciate it!
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