16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Mustafa wakes up every morning with the first rays of the sun that, through the roof of his wheeled-house, caress his face,
playing and hiding between his wrinkled skin. It starts here, every morning, his daily struggle. Waiting for the passengers and attracting them with his smile, slamming the aluminium bell against the wooden staves. Racing then, once the client is on board, in the maze of streets of Kolkata, exhausted in the crowd of people that attack him smashing him against the walls. Naked feet in contact with the hot melted asphalt. His shiny back covered with sweat and his thin but muscular arms that balance his business-tool.
© Mauro De Bettio.
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||Nov. 26, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark III