Photo by Amélia Lourenço. Lourenço, a lawyer and photography student in Portugal, writes:
Last November I was visiting Chicago, which I do every two years, and went on a photographic walk looking for the faces I so much admire of those people who suffer and keep going…. This guy I met around 9am. He and three more guys were just coming off this van, driven by a white guy and they were being dropped at a corner of a street to go and distribute the newspaper. I stopped and started talking to them, telling them that I was studying photography and would they mind my taking some pictures. They were smashing guys… They all said yes, and we had a laugh and kicked around for a few minutes…. This particular picture came about because I told the guy that I loved hands, could I photograph is hands and he was so nice that he promptly showed his hands.