Street Kid

Street Kid –
Quito, Ecuador


Street Kid
Quito, Ecuador
June 1 is International Children’s Day. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to see this day celebrated in different ways around the world. For example, in China it’s a national holiday and parents and grandparents spend the day celebrating with their children. In South Korea, parents and grandparents buy gifts for their kids and dedicate the day to fun and games. However, in Quito (and all over the world) street children don’t have the opportunity to be celebrated. On June 1, 2011 I went out to capture images, with International Childrens Day in the back of my mind. What I found were children running between cars at stop lights, selling candies or performing acrobatic tricks for change. Here, a very young boy hangs off a lamp post waiting for the traffic to stop before running out to sell, beg, or perform.

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