This man, whom you will also see in the next photo, was sweeping the street in the Ukrainian city of Ivanofrankivsk when I stumbled upon him. He asked to be photographed under the sculpture of Taras Shevchenko, the great Ukrainian bard.
“I lived under the Poles, the Germans and Russians and survived them all.” He lamented triumphantly. Now I’d like to have a picture under the symbol of Taras Shevchenko. I agreed to oblige him so he put down his broom and posed.