I have been documenting the small businesses scattered all around the "marginal" neighborhoods of Los Angeles and how they reflect the diversity, culture, energy, creativity and eccentricity of the people who create and work in them.
The fact they are closed on Sundays adds other dimensions of economics and religion and is a mirror to our 24/7 culture of big box stores and shopping malls.
And the light filtering through the old-fashioned burglar bars creates an eerie beauty throwing reflections and shadows on the rainbow of delights just beyond reach — at least on Sundays.
— Mark Indig
Award-winning work from Ukraine — Migrants from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia sell fruit and vegetables (among other things) late into the night on the roadsides in Ukraine near the Black Sea, catering to tourists and locals, and fighting off thieves.
An old woman leads a cult-like community in the practice of Sufi rituals on a holy mountain in the far reaches of Kazakhstan. Photo-essay by.
"When I have found my place on a city street or another urban location, I wait for the moment when each figure will harmonize beautifully — and that's when I take my photo."
A humorous and sensual reflection on identity and image ownership in the public space — in this case, candid photos of people on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.