The travel theme this week at Where’s My Backpack is work, which is a great theme because most of us spend the majority of our lives doing it. I’ve been privileged to glimpse the private (and sometimes public) work lives of many people in my travels. Sometimes their work is oriented toward the tourist trade (like craft vendors and tour guides); other work is colorful and loud, and meant entirely for the locals (like the street vendor below). I’ve watched people in Nairobi go to desk jobs similar to the one I hold now, and others in rural Kenya work to grind their own flour for an evening meal. The photographs below capture a few people working across cultures, from urban to rural and everywhere in between.
The photos that follow were taken in Kenya in 2004. They are scanned from 35 mm prints, and I so greatly wish I could go back and take these photos digitally!
This last photo was taken at the Richmond Night Market in Vancouver, Canada. This guy was grilling haddock, and he looked like he really enjoyed his job.
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