A Blind Harpist in Mexico

Finding interesting subjects doing interesting things in interesting places – isn’t that the meat of street photography? This photograph basically epitomizes the idea. The Photographer is Andrew Gould, who specializes in photography of Eastern Orthodox churches and traditional urban neighborhoods. He explains, “I saw this blind man in a wheelchair playing an ancient harp in the village market in Cholula, Mexico.” There are so many unique elements to make this subject and what he’s doing interesting; the traditional harp, the not-the-fanciest of folding wheelchairs, the fact that he’s blind. Who wrote that sign for him? How did he get there with the harp? This photograph certainly tells a story, which is what street photography should do.

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