A Possession

By MattConley

I encountered this homeless man in Philadelphia early one morning in March of 2009. He was kind, compassionate, and only had one real possession: an old radio.

He was kind enough to be allow me to photograph him. When he asked what he should do I suggested he pick up the radio. It was the way he looked at it that will always stay with me. I gave him whatever cash I had on me at the time and never saw him again.

This picture will forever haunt me.

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A Possession

Created: Jan 06, 2010

Tags: homeless man, radio, portrait, haunting

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