Begger

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Brunswick, Australia

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A Begger on the streets of Melbourne (City)

A very hot day.Jan 2008

I never asked his age but I would say late 20’s early 30’s. His father was a heroin addict and his mother a drunk. His younger brother died when the man in the photo was around 16, his brother was hit by a car as he was running across the road after taking fruit from a tree to eat. The guy in the photo tried to hang himself when he was 17 finding life too hard after the death of his brother, but the rope broke, instead of dying he only hit his head during the fall. He stated that it was strange that the rope broke as he brought it himself and it was new. He felt due to the rope breaking he was meant to live. He now spends his days begging for money and trying to find a bed. I asked him if he thought that the people living on the streets was on the rise his replied was “yes”.

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