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Greenhouse at U.S. Botanic Gardens
Around the city
A pigeon in paradox
Garden Plant
Home of the brave
The Strain of Expectation
A noon in the fairy desert
Laundry
The Chinese Culture Garden at South Seattle Community College
The Road To Heaven
The dog cloud
Recycling
"The Red House" Americana Series
Crex crex
Remembering
City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia
Space Shuttle Discovery National Air and Space Museum
Roma Mother with Family
Trapped
Laugh is Beautiful in Everywhere
The minute I saw the sky off
Central Station
You Can't See Me
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Recycling

Cardboard collection is usually done by old ladies that rely on the money earned from recycling the cardboard. Some do it because they need the money to survive, others do it because they want to keep working. One thing is for sure, this is a demanding but also a vital role, often overlooked by society. This image captured one of the oldest 'cardboard ladies' in the area. She is extremely agile and swift. This is an extremely difficult task especially in the summer where it often reaches 30 degrees. They also get extremely busy when nearby stores (selling fruits, clothes, meats etc) are selling more items. Most people would see them as victims of poor welfare policies and social insecurity (as there was no mandatory pension system), but its more important to bring forward their strong-mindedness, resilience and fortitude.

TAGS: Consumerism, Hardship, Hong Kong, Old

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Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Member since 2018
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© Philippe Li.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2018
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2018, 2:24 p.m.
Camera Make: FUJIFILM
Camera Model: X-T20
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO250
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PHOTO LOCATION Sham Shui Po , Hong Kong