All that I can do is try to get my bread every day until God decides to take me home

Posted on at

"I was carrying a steel pipe at work, and it brushed up against an electrical wire. When I woke up, I saw that everything was gone, and I just started crying. It's like I'm a kid again. They clean me, they put me to bed, they wipe my butt, and they even hold my birdie when I pee. I've been begging for money in this same spot for 20 years. All that I can do is try to get my bread every day until God decides to take me home."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

Ana Silveyra "I lived in Mexico city for many years, I have since gone many times to the city center, where this photo was taken. I am absolutely sure I saw this man countless times and I didnt do anything. I overlooked, walked past, shrugged it off, acted as if he wasn't there. This gave me a huge slap on the face. I feel embarrassed and ashamed. Not that I was mean towards him, but i did act indifferent. Indifference is inhumane. We tend to ignore, judge people, critizise or point fingers without knowing anything on regards of the other. This post is the biggest lesson I have received about being compassionate, loving and caring towards any human that comes my wa"
Joanne McMahon "This breaks my heart. As a photographer Brandon's task is to give us a snapshot of reality from far corners of the globe. He is not a fundraiser. Perhaps we should all look to our own communities and how we can help - after all charity begins at home. If Brandon came to your neighbourhood, who knows what he may uncover? Maybe we should be looking ourselves."

About the author