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2020 Gallery

Maria

by: Paulo Rogerio Coppola, São Paulo, Brazil

Let's work together to change the "except" into "accept."

quote by: Soumya Rathee, Rohtak, Haryana

Artist Statement

In my photograph, we focus on Maria, a homeless woman sitting in the middle of the hustle and bustle of life - invisible to most but the star in this snapshot of everyday life on the streets. In Sao Paulo, on Sundays, Paulista Avenue is filled with many artists who entertain couples, families, tourists, and the homeless. So once a week, the same sidewalks and corners where these people seek food and shelter are taken over by actors, circus performers and music.