Market Faces from the interior of Venezuela

When I was traveling in the interior of Venezuela, in the province of Sucre, I had the opportunity to visit a local Saturday market. The town is not even on the map so I have no idea as to where I was. As the locals were all very suspicious of my new camera, I had to literally bribe them, as seen in the picture to the right, to let me photograph them. I had no problem with this as I considered it a very fair exchange. They needed the money and I needed the photograph.

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This little boy followed me for nearly an hour. He was barefoot and so sorrowful. I finally decided that what he wanted was money. He didn't particularly care about the photograph. But when I showed him his picture he smiled - and scratced his head. I couldn't resist that one.

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The woman in this photograph looks quite helpless. To me she is signifying her despair by the upraising of her arms. I bought quite a lot of vegetables from her. There but for the grace of god - - -

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