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No matter how menial the job, our effort is never wasted... by Valerie Rosen

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Captured in Guatemala City on an international high school campus. The maintenance workers are paid so little and they are made to work so hard. With barely a day off and deprived of most holidays, still they always have a smile to offer.

(189 views 3.11.11)

Nikon D5000
Tamron AF 18-270mm VC macro lens

FEATURED in “Candid Photography” Nov. 2010
FEATURED in “Environmental Portraits” Nov. 2010
FEATURED in “Soul Reflections” March 2011
FEATURED in “Environmental Portraits” May 2011
FEATURED in “Speaking Photos” Oct. 2011

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Valerie Rosen is a social documentary photographer, best recognized for her evocative portraiture from the streets of India and Nepal. She and her camera gear are currently based in her native Montreal, Canada, working as a freelance portrait and events photographer and private photography coach. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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  • Colleen Farrell
    Colleen Farrellabout 4 years ago

    Great capture and sentiment!

  • thanks so much, colleen!
    For you
    :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • awefaul
    awefaulabout 4 years ago

    I also watch these ‘invisible’ people in our society. This is a particularly striking image.

  • For you
    :-)) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature in the Candid Photography group, 21st Nov 2010 :-))

  • Very grateful, Ell!
    For you
    :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherabout 4 years ago

    wow val! brilliant

  • so glad you think so, simone!
    :-)) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • SRana
    SRanaabout 4 years ago

    stunning capture, excellent

  • Very grateful for your wonderful comment!
    For you
    :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Robert Meyer
    Robert Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Wonderfully well-balanced work, Val, perfectly presented!

  • Thank you so much, Robert!!
    For You
    :-)) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • patjila
    patjilaabout 4 years ago

    This is an hommage on all the hard labour in the world…fantastic capture!Respect and congrats on being featured!

  • Really appreciate your comment, patjilla!
    For you
    :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful candid Val, beautifully framed too, thanks for the background story too, adds another dimension to the image

  • thanks very much, jus!
    For you
    :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Lanii  Douglas
    Lanii Douglasabout 4 years ago

    Great work! Congratulations, you have been featured in Environmental Portraits.

  • that’s wonderful! thank you, lanii!
    For you
    :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Michiel de Lange
    Michiel de Langeabout 4 years ago

    Wow!!! What a moment! Well spotted, just …. all round excellent!

  • Just found this, Mike! Thanks so much! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

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