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medical outrech #1

a cross section of the crowd of patients presenting their just-acquired prescriptions to the pharmacy

medical outrech #1

a cross section of the crowd of patients presenting their just-acquired prescriptions to the pharmacy

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  • tia
  • Baltimore, MD
  • 3 Aug 2008, 00:09
Wow, what a scene.
DrAW!: yeah sad
This truly makes embarasses me, we can only hope things better. Good catch
DrAW!: thanks bro
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2008, 09:37
WOW! I have to second Yinks's comments. It does look as if they are in prison..fighting for their right to be free! Powerful image!
DrAW!: thanks marcie smile
thanks for the visits to my blog
why not start a blog on sc too grin
  • Fotografa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2008, 10:12
"A picture is worth a thousand words" Until the majority realise that there is an alternative to all this madness, then it will continue to be impossible to effect change. Our leaders ain't bothered and can't be bothered so are unwilling to do anything to ease the plight of the ordinary Nigerian. So people resort to scenes like this just to hand in a prescription.

Our environments has the power to influence aspects of us and to a greater extent defines our entire existence, “We are products of our environments”. Am on a rant Dr so I better stop smile

We find humour in all circumstances, take the guy right at the back, who out of curiosity is staining his neck just to see what you are up to with the camera. And there's my man to the right, with smile on face really really staining to get into the frame. In the words of the great Fela "Suffering and smiling" Nice one Dr, well captured smile
DrAW!: thanks foto

in fairness to the current governor, his administration is responsible for sponsoring this outreach in the first place
amongst all the governors we've had, his administration seems to be the most intelligent, and visible to the masses.
hope that remains the same in the long run, and hope it's enough to effect the change we so desperately need
It's not like this in 'Boots the Chemist', doc,
DrAW!: LOL!!!!
  • tim
  • Leeds uk.
  • 3 Aug 2008, 12:36
oh my and i moan if i have to wait 5mins in the chemist, i will think of this next time,

super photo journalism Doc.
DrAW!: lol
thanks tim smile
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2008, 12:49
the country is flooded with oil money. what the hell is going on, doc?
Thanks for opening the window a little bit to the rest of us, not Nigerians.
DrAW!: not everyone sees equal amounts of the oil money (puttin it mildly wink)
i've queued a slightly wider 'window' next
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2008, 19:05
This picture speaks to me in so many different ways. Reminds me that I need to get a move on......
DrAW!: really?
cool smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 3 Aug 2008, 20:27
I wont repeat what has already been said. But I am intrigued by the lady on the right, that is a wonderful combination of materials she is adorned with.
Terrific candid shot Dr A.W
DrAW!: thanks aussie smile
I seem to remember you saying once Doc that Photography was your job and Medicine your charity work. Is this a project you are involved in?

I feel very ignorant about your country, so keep on educating me please
DrAW!: yes bill
i was involved in this outreach by am/hmi (http://www.amphmi.org/)
it was done in conjunction with the lagos state government
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 4 Aug 2008, 01:53
Man! It sure makes you pause, DrAW!
DrAW!: yeah ginnie smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 4 Aug 2008, 03:35
I admire that you are on the helping side of those bars, Doc.
DrAW!: thanks kathryn
i'm glad i was given the opportunity to be of some help
Unfortunately some of us forget things like this happen. Thanks for the reminder, just this weekend i was upset with my doc cos the airconditioning in the waiting room was not working, this makes me feel terrible.
DrAW!: thanks aisha

lol at air conditioning
  • Raffi
  • Maryland USA
  • 4 Aug 2008, 12:20
I love the photojournalistic style here. You captured this quite well. But whats really interesting here is the guy to the far right. He is the only one noticing you at the moment.
DrAW!: i won't be surprised if it's not me he's noticing, but rather some pharmacist or drugs behind me lol grin
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Aug 2008, 16:50
Great documentary photograph. It's an image that makes you realise how we take such things as the Health Service for granted in this country. A powerful image.
DrAW!: thanks ingrid
They would have all been smiling if you had shot with a Nikon. grin

Just kidding. I would give anything for a 5D right now (not to be taken literally).

It's such a shame to see such poverty and needless suffering in one of the most blessed nations on earth. Hopefully we would get our act together before our artificial obstacles become insurmountable.
DrAW!: amen!

i've lost my thirst for the 5d
it needs to be upgraded, and fast grin
I've caught this great series at the end Doc..for me, this image is the most powerful/symbolic. Nawa!
DrAW!: lol thanks bridge
Doc .. is this scene an everyday occurance !!! ... it's a very striking shot..
DrAW!: it's not an everyday occurrence though this occurred on everyday at the 5-day outreach
well captured.. I imagine it in B&W : ) *sigh*
DrAW!: the b&w was quite cool too smile
is it on here tooooo?
DrAW!: no it isn't sad

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