Sat and monitored this well-dressed street beggar’s routine for a while. He talked to himself. Shook the cup. Received coins and checked each individual coin once the donator had walked away. He never noticed me across the street. Caught up in his routine, oblivious of the world around him…Popayan, Ecuador.

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Tamron AF 18-270mm VC macro lens

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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 is currently based in her native Montreal, Canada and is available for hire as a freelance photographer and private photography coaching. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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  • ZinaImage
    ZinaImageover 3 years ago

    Super shot Val, well done.:)

  • thanks very much, wayne! happy new year! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    Dynamite!! and what great human observation!!

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    It would suit the group The Human Condition and also I think their is one called “Elderly”

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Great shot, but how sad!

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Val, so sad! :)))

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Val.. he looks quite well dressed to be a street beggar.. hope that means he might have a roof over his head as well..

  • it was a tiny town. couldn’t figure out if he’d had all his faculties, but i’m guessing he was cared for… :-) v.

    – Valerie Rosen

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 3 years ago

    wonderful candid Val!

  • K8Karsten
    K8Karstenover 3 years ago

    Absolutely delightful image Val! :)

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    Awesome candid!!! :-)

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    January 6, 2011

  • wonderful! thanks so much, teresa! ;-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

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