Pakistan: Trash

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Christian sanitation worker in Pakistan

Male, 34, Pakistan. He has been a street sweeper and sanitation worker for 15 years. As a Christian, it is one of the few jobs he can get. Ten to twelve hours a day bent over the broom is exhausting work and like the brick-maker (from a previous post), he gets paid less than three dollars a day. I happened upon these workers as I was walking from one part of town to the next. Even though they work jobs no one else wants, their joy was apparent as they joked and laughed with one another amid the clouds of stirred up dust.

┬ęCopyright Gary S. Chapman
(Canon 5D, 24-105 @105mm, 1/1000 sec, f4, ISO 400)
(Canon 5D, 24-105 @32mm, 1/500 sec, f4, ISO 250)

3 thoughts

  1. wow, Gary thank you for sharing these picture even though I can’t see the faces these are vary powerful pictures, all of them….may the Lord be with them and keep them strong in their faith.

  2. hey gary!
    these shots are awesome. i stumbled upon your blog after seeing you comment on my friends blog (jim baker in HI).
    I absolutely love the emotion and story behind each of these photos.. even though the people are not identifiable. Thank you for sharing your work. It is affecting people…

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