16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Francisco Morán, Plaza Libertad
“In 2005, the Ministry of Work did not want to give vocational training to seniors. So I was unable to find work anywhere. My last employer told me that I should get work unofficially without a license, but I didn’t want to. I was just one year short of 60 years old. The Inspector came and gave me a license so that I could do business. I started out with 2 boxes, one for cigarettes and gum, and the other to shine shoes. I make my shoe shine boxes out of old tomato boxes. Someone bought this one for me, and I haven’t sold it. It is my sustenance.”
© Rodrigo Silva.
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||July 27, 2018, 7:14 p.m.
||Canon EOS REBEL T5