I saw her as I tried to get into the subway station. I read the sighn she was holding and walked towards her. The most interesting thing about her was she just stared down and and didn't look up once. I decided to hand her money rather than drop it into the cup in front of her. She smiled at me and thanked me. I asked her were she was going and she told me she needed to get to Canada to see the father of her unborn child to tell him she was pregnant. I wasn't too sure what to make of it, because I had passed someone with the exact same sighn earlier. After our conversation, I asked if I could take her picture and explained my reasons. She was skeptical, and replied.."If you wanna".... then promptly looked down. I walked up to her after taking just two shots; cause I got really uncomfortable. ...I thanked her and handed her another dollar, but this time she didn't look up.....
Ps: This series to me is not just take photoraphs. But I am hoping this speaks to us all and makes us all aware of what's out there. A little love goes a long way.
Please I would like you to take a look at Steve Paxtons series on the homeless on his website, if you can http://paxtonprints.com/index.php?x=browse&category=10&pagenum=1 ......really inspiring, and he has so many amazing shots.
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