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La condition humaine au 21ème siècle

Union Square, New York City. (Human Condition in the 21st Century) View On Black


"Le XXIème siècle sera spirituel ou ne sera pas" (The 21st century will be spiritual or will not be) - A. Malraux


Paul Santo has been homeless for the past three years, after his divorce with his wife. She is now in Arizona with his daughter but they are not in contact. He has no other family. He used to be a construction worker in his hometown, Bridgeport CT. After a while I got him laughing as I mentioned that should he ever win the lottery with the money I gave him or should anyone give him a few millions after seeing his photo (he does stay around this area on Broadway most of the time, he said) he should think of me and maybe give me some of it. He related how once someone offered him 10 dollars for his cardboard sign. He had no idea why but we laughed about it.


This picture is #23 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers home page.




... .... Oct 14


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Taken on June 19, 2009