15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Stairs in el barrio
I took this photo while in the neighborhood/barrio that Pablo Escobar built for poor in Medellin, Colombia. I saw a man going up the steps and remember thinking how symbolic the stairs were, and how maybe they led to work and a better life, and decided to snap the photo. The flowers at the bottom of the stairs also inspired me; the beauty that there was, amongst the poverty.
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||Sept. 2, 2017, 5:29 p.m.