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Cold daughter
BEHIND BLUE EYES
Bali Temple
Steamed Buns
Mother's Back
THE WALL OF SILENCE
Cloudy Daybreak in the Mountains
Scrubs
Tender love on the A train
Easton’s Christmas Tree
Brotherly Love
MUSTAFA
Day of the Dead
The Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
Guard Dogs
SWEET GOLD
Selfie
RUST
Under the Same Sun II
Walking Under a Chandelier
Flood Building
Building America  piece by piece
Cantina las Amigas
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
MUSTAFA

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.

TAGS: India, Kolkata, Rickshaw

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Longarone, Italy
Member since 2017
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Mauro De Bettio.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Aperture: f1.4
ISO: ISO500
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PHOTO LOCATION Kolkata, India