Saturday, November 9, 2013
Truth Serum Series: Rag and Bone Man
I remember the "rag and bone" men and women when I lived in Singapore. Apparently they still ply the streets there, albeit in fewer numbers.
I took this photo hastily, and while cropping it I noticed what the man seems to be looking at on the far sidewalk. I'm struck by the juxtaposition of apparent status between the tourists taking photos, and the man trying to earn his living at what most of us might consider to be a less than desirable job.
What might he be thinking?
Did those tourists even notice him on the street?
Sometimes, compassion is fleeting, if present at all...
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Photo/Text © 2013 Rick Burnett Baker
Photo by R. Baker taken on South Bridge Road, Singapore. October 2013.