In La Paz, Bolivia being a shoeshiner carries a social stigma, therefore they wear masks to protect their identity.
shoe shiner, people, la paz, bolivia, facade, city, street, soldiers, military, guard, south america
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Love all your works! And this one is very compelling! :)
Thanks a lot Mike! That makes me happy…
– Mart Delvalle
Wow! Thanks again Trish…
just amazing, Mart! congrats on the well-deserved feature
thanks a lot Nikolay!!!
Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble! Wonderful contrast in this, between the person in black and the uniforms!
Thanks everybody at Roca Mia Design!!
CONGRATULATIONS!June 16th, 2011
What a great photo!!!Congratulations on your feature!!! Very well deserved : )
Thanks a lot Eva!!
No worries Mart! : )
WOW,Amazing image! What a contrast ! Congrats on your features!
Love the story of social status in this shot, whereas the guards do not look as threatening as the shoe shiner, great photo Mart
CONGRATULATIONSJanuary 8th, 2012
Thanks Bones!! I think the soldiers didn’t like the idea of having a such low-status person standing by them but that was exactly the point…
January 10th, 2012
Wonderful image!I asked a couple of members to choose six features each and lamiel chose this.
Thanks a lot Maree and Lamiel !! Sorry about the delay; I wasn’t around for a while…