Photographer's Note

It seems that the city of Cusco is almost void of beggers and the homeless. The constant police patrols and jump in prices due to tourism has forced a lot of the lower class out of the city center. Now the Plaza de Armas is filled with lights, benches, jewelry stores, tourist agencies and high class restaurants...all made for the benifit of the western tourists. There are only a handful of beggers and homeless left in the. I found this man hunched over like this one evening. He stayed in this position for well over a few minutes, barely moving. I couldn't figure out if he was drunk, mentally ill or just lonely.

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Additional Photos by Mark Gong (markgong) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840)
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