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Mad World by Harlequinesque84 Mad World by Harlequinesque84
Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
//Tears for Fears - Mad World



















No child in the world should ever have to be this serious.
Picture taken at a HIV/Aids center outside Tiruchirapalli in southern India in november 2007.
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Mad World by *Harlequinesque84. The suggester writes: "I think it's got both great emotional impact as well as social and political commentary." I agree with that, and the deviation comments that "No child should ever be this serious.." You can feel the sadness in her eyes. ( Suggested by erinightwind and Featured by straightfromcamera )
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nessy-vain Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
love it :heart:
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Thank you so much! =)

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nessy-vain Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
:aww:
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Jailbirdfynix Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
I love it....Mad World
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Yep, it´s a great song too..

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Jailbirdfynix Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
yep,its a good song...especially when Adam Lambert sang it..
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Who is Adam Lambert?

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Jailbirdfynix Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
American Idol finalist
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Ah okey =)

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Karim-sama Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Great Picture...

may I add that no person child or adult should be this serious.
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Thank you so much!

I agree..

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mejazzbo Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
children are truly the victims of this world... and in so, if they survive, grow up to be the oppressors...
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Unfortunately you are so right about that.

Thanks for the fav btw.
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btn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
can you tell me the story (i mean all of it) of this photo? i study med, so i wonder... by the way, great photo...
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
I´m sorry for not answering until now...

Thank you so much for your kind words =)
I´m glad you liked it..

Well, I was in India between november to december doing my field studies, I study social work at a university here in Sweden.
I visited many places in India where they do social work, but this was one of the most emotional for me. The picture is taken at a center for HIV/Aids, Leprosy and TBC and I took the picture at a place there for is children who most of them lost their parents to Aids and they are themselves HIV positive. There were so many children there who were so serious, they are having to grow up way too fast. Some of them on the other hand were really happy to see us and a small boy was holding my hand all the time I was there..

The child on the picture is a girl (many people thing she is a boy) and the head is most likely shaved due to Deepawali which is the Hindu festival of light. Many people go to the temples at Deepawali and get their childrens heads shaved; the problem is that the people who shave them often use the same shavingknife for a long time and that actually spreads HIV.

The name of the picture is taken from the song Mad World by Tears for Fears and is covered by Gary Jules for the movie Donnie Darko.

Is there anything else you would want to know? Don´t hesitate to ask =)


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btn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Well, i didnt expect those, like you told me everything you felt and lived there... That means a lot for me, believe it.

It really shivers me when i hear any story that is releated with HIV's unfinished spreading. That also shows the international politics, not understanable story of occupation, misery, poverty and suffer.. Nonone thinks how to stop these there, like the basic needs should be provided etc..

This girl in this photo may feel much more than us, deeper and intensive .. I think i'm gonna look at this photo again and again occasionally. Thanks for telling, you're so kind..
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
You´re welcome.
It´s always nice when someone takes interest in ones work and the experiences behind it.

You are absolutely right!
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the-winter-knights Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Just Brilliant
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Thank you so much! =)

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erikakochanski Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional Writer
I love this photo ... and your caption/description to it! :XD: Really beautiful capture! :heart:
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Thank you so much!
I´m so glad you liked it =)

I was looking at your pictures, you are really talented!

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erikakochanski Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional Writer
Awwww, thankyou! :hug: I really enjoyed your photo's too!
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Thank you!

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P0RG Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Truly wonderful
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Thank you!

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P0RG Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
=]
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SLug1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
I've photoed serious looks on the faces of children in war torn countries. A child's face can be so convicting. This is a face that is very moving... wonderful photo!
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Where have you been?
Gotta look at your gallery =)

Thank you very much!

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SLug1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Kuwait and Iraq during Desert Storm and now, Iraq again during two tours. I have a few thousand photo's and posted a few of my favorites.
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Okey, so you are/were a soldier?
Nice pictures! =)

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SLug1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
I'm now retired after 21+ years in service. Thank you for checkin out my photos! Your B/W photography is awesome.
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Okey, must be sweet! =)

Sure, they´re nice!
Thanks!
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toyboxpsycho Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007   Writer
Lovely. Sad, eye-opening...
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Alchemy-girl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, from far away, this kid looks like Mr. T.
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GLIO9 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007   Photographer
NICE SHOOT... I LIKE THIS PICTURE A LOT ...


THIS PICTURE.... GIVE AND IDEA..OF OUR SOCIETY...

SEE YOU!
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Thank you very much, I appreciate it!

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natfunnyface Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
this is so sensitive, so ...actually there is no word for this one. it talks to the heart!
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Thank you, I´m so glad you like it!

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TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
. . . Wow.
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subtleLens Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
you are so right... :(

congratulations for the dd*
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Yes, I will never forget those children...

Thank you so much!
I really didn´t expect it, so I was surprised when I had 285 messages today =)

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subtleLens Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
eheh, nice! =)
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LipCreativeStudio Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Photographer
Totally agree.
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thamior666 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
nice
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HoukouBaka Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Beautifully captured, but sad.
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Thank you, but it´s the girl that makes the picture good, I didn´t have very much to do with it =)

Anyways, thanks again!

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HoukouBaka Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
:D
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ThunderBearStudios Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
DDamn frigin straight man! god this makes me think of that one Jhon Lennon christmas song.. Jeez.. no kiid should have ta live life like that and i'm gald people are starting to care about these situations.
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Harlequinesque84 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Yes, you´re absolutely right....one of the biggest problems in India is the lack of government funds, but it seems to be getting better nowadays...

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