Photographing street beggars is inherently interesting because as a photographer, you are doing the opposite of what most people do in an encounter with a homeless person. You are stopping to notice. Most people walk by and do their best to avoid the homeless, but photographers stop and capture them, recognizing their existence, their value, and their humanity. After all, what separates us from them is so little, who knows what we would do in their shoes, in their life. Through photography, the invisible wall is broken by capturing a small piece of the reality of life as it is for the homeless, providing an opportunity for reflection and understanding that is rarely manifested on the streets.
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