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The Streetsweep by sebastopolgoose The Streetsweep by sebastopolgoose
An old Quechua man who earns his living begging and sweeping the streets of Potosí, one of the poorest cities in the country.

This will most likely be the last Bolivia picture I will post. It's mixed feelings for me being in America... I feel as if South America is where I belong. But there are two sides to everything, and I wanted to show the other side, the side you don't see in tourist brochures. I think this is the more important aspect, don't you?
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NarInPerfect Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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nekopandx Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very strong image ^.^ I very much appreciate this type of photography.
I am grateful that you are showing this side to Bolivia for all to see. Not many people know about Bolivia situation. There are a lot of things going on, at times it may seem overwhelming but the Bolivian people are strong and I have faith in them!
By the way don't worry, you can do much for Bolivia in America by creating awareness. :D
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xcosettex Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Por favor te lo pido: que ésta joya no sea la última fotografía de Bolivia que compartas. Nuestra América tiene esos dos lados de los que hablas, pero precisamente por ellos es que vale la pena luchar para hacer una mejor América. Bue, igual, increíble retrato!
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
No sé si será la última foto de verdad. Tengo algunas mas que estoy pensando en subir, pero no estoy seguro que llegan al nivel de calidad que exijo para mis deviations. Pero sin duda voy a volver a aquel pais, ya que es como mi segunda patria. Solo habrá que esperar unos años :p
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xcosettex Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Photographer
:)
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010   Photographer
Hi, you've been featured in my journal [link]
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Thanks! :la:
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010   Photographer
You're welcome, done it with pleasure :iconcupid:
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i-like-balloons Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
*like*
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CalenthrellII Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Yes it IS the more important aspect. Thanks for sharing a piece of it with us.
I think that people rarely think about things like this as they travel - it's the photographers and the writers, perhaps - who delve into the landscape as a whole (people included of course) and really get a feel for where they're at - most folks have a tendency to just glance at the surface. It's like a geode though: on the outside it might just be a rock...

but the inside? the culture, the history, the knowledge of hundreds or even thousands of years - that's within, in the people, in the places that people are very often too lazy to look.

So thank you for taking the time to look - as well as letting it on to us :)
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you for that- you said it better than I ever could.

You're welcome :)
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Lord-Makro Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Great portrait......
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thank you :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
what a wonderful portrait :love: I wonder if you could ever find him to give him a copy...
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thank you! I would love to... I'll do my best once I return :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
:clap:
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting character, very good portrait.
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thank you :)
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great portrait work :clap:
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thanks :bow:
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You´re welcome! :)
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Antei Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this picture, the humility of character is remarkable.
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Well said!
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LittleVie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
It makes me want to sit beside him and a fire, and listen to his stories all night long.
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Oh wow, so would I... I'll bet he has some interesting ones. All the old people in Bolivia do.
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oxalysa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Yes, your pictures are wonderful and true. I like them
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thank you :love:
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oxalysa Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
You're welcome !
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